IKM and COI’s joint offering will include skills and knowledge tests alongside team and organisation effectiveness tools.
|Melbourne, Australia – Friday, January 4, 2008 IKM, a leading provider of web-based employee and candidate knowledge measurement solutions and services, and The COI Group, a company specialising in business improvement software, today announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement that will allow joint solutions to be provided to mutual clients.IKM’s employment and employee tests are used by hundreds of blue chip organisations across the globe. Used for pre-screening candidates, skill audits, pre-training testing and certification, IKM’s tests provide a detailed analysis of a person’s strengths and weaknesses in the shortest possible time.
Available in most disciplines including IT, Sales, Project Management, Computer Skills, and Clerical, IKM’s tests provide granular insight for better HR decision-making as well as an opportunity to reduce associated costs.
The COI Group’s business improvement software includes applications for Employee Opinion Diagnostics, Employee Retention and Leadership Effectiveness. Used for strategy and planning, cultural and behaviour, and systems and process, The COI Group provides the ability to advance business performance and manage the progress over time.
Together, IKM and The COI Group provide an encompassing view of the status of employees to allow greater planning and development of HR initiatives. Applied for training, focus groups, change management, team development and overall business performance, this joint solution offers organisations the ability to improve the outcome of its programs and positively impact the bottom line.
Offering a combined client base of organisations such as ATO, Australian Defence forces, ATO, Toyota, 7-Eleven, Shell, BHP, Westpac, Reuters or Citibank, IKM and The COI Group will conduct internal information sessions throughout December, with market roll-out expected in January 2008 across Asia Pacific.
“IKM continues to build its extensive range of assessments and services to provide a complete knowledge measurement solution. We are delighted to be able to include The COI Group in our partnership network to further extend the breadth of our existing offering”, said Frank Palinkas, VP Asia Pacific Operations and Global Sales and Marketing.
About The COI Group
The COI Group started in the early 1990’s to help organisations, teams and leaders operate at their most effective.
We first became known through the development of a successful change and business improvement process called Profiling and our widely used 19 driver business effectiveness improvement model.
Profiling is based on a set of best practice guiding principles for effective change and business improvement. For example: