Changing the Way You Hire and Are Hired

Aug 09, 2010, 10:17 ET from TeneoTalent, Inc.

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- TeneoTalent, Inc., a new sales recruiting firm, announced that it has signed an agreement with SHL Group, Ltd., to license its assessments for online delivery to candidates and employers that will dynamically change the way recruiting and hiring works in the sales community. SHL is a leading global psychometric assessments provider, delivering over five million of its online assessments in the last year.

TeneoTalent's innovative approach to recruiting objectively (free to the candidate) assesses each candidate's "genetic" ability to sell, the types of products or services s/he is can sell best, and other criteria. Having the right culture fit is essential for a successful match between employer and employee.

TeneoTalent matches candidates with employers by comparing the candidate's assessment to the employer's job profile assessment in a process which goes beyond a simple evaluation of skills and experience. "I have taken many sales assessments," said jobseeker Robert Main, "and SHL's is the best I have seen. It has helped me discover my strengths and identify areas where I need to improve," Main added. TeneoTalent provides coaching and free webinars to candidates in a variety of areas, including helping them choose the right career path and preparing for an interview.

"TeneoTalent is one of the first recruiting organizations to use assessments to match individuals with employers in a whole new way," said Nels Wroe, SHL USA Product and Partner Director, "They fully understand the connection between an individual's competency potential, sales performance and career satisfaction."

And ensuring the right fit pays off, without unnecessary costs for employers. According to the most recent Benchmarks Survey by the DePaul University Center For Sales Leadership (compiled with Selling Power magazine), annual turnover rate of outside sales personnel was 28%, and average per capita cost of turnover was $35,001. "This is just too expensive a way to do business," said Kathy Dean, CEO of TeneoTalent. "This technology lets us match an individual to an ideal work environment, thus quickly achieving economies of scale, enabling TeneoTalent to place superior candidates at competitive pricing," added Dean.

TeneoTalent is a privately held Colorado based company providing support and personalized tools for both the employer and job seeker.

About SHL

SHL Group, the global leader in talent assessment solutions in the workplace, supports organizations in the selection and development of people at all levels and across all sectors. Operating in more than 50 countries and in more than 30 languages, SHL offers the world's largest portfolio of assessment tools and delivers innovative approaches to help organizations increase productivity, identify future leaders, and gain a competitive advantage through improved people performance. Having delivered more than five million objective assessments in 2009, SHL works with thousands of organizations worldwide, including 80% of the FTSE 100 and 60% of the Fortune 500. For more information, visit www.shl.com.

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