SHL Launches Job Matching Solution at 2011 HR Technology Conference Do-it-Yourself Assessment Solution Speeds Hiring Process - Helps Organizations Place the Right Candidate in the Right Job, The Very First Time

ATLANTA and LAS VEGAS, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SHL, the global leader in talent assessment solutions now delivering more than 25 million assessments in over 150 countries and 30 languages, today launched its new self-guided SHL JobMatch Tool at the 14th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, Booth #344. Based on more than 30 years of global talent assessment and measurement data, the SHL JobMatch Tool enables companies to quickly and effectively link candidate's performance potential to essential job-specific competencies – leveraging SHL's Universal Competency Framework™ (UCF) and robust jobs database to create one of the most sophisticated hiring tools available today.

Market demands have placed unprecedented pressure on hiring managers to recruit, retain, and develop the right talent, right away. But many companies do not have a clear understanding of the job itself, making it difficult to match the right candidate with the job role. While the majority of job profile creators may know core parts of the job – such as core skills needed in a specific role – they are often not privy to more important competencies that are essential to success in that position. Until today, the only effective way to identify these competencies was an in-depth job analysis – a process that for many companies is too expensive or time consuming to do well. The SHL JobMatch Tool is an innovative and best-practice solution that automates this process, and taps into a vast database of job profiles to reduce the costs and risks of matching people with open jobs. It ensures that companies quickly zero in on the best candidates for open positions.

Used with the SHL assessment reports, the new SHL JobMatch Tool puts the power of precise custom assessments into any company's hands with an objective, scientifically-backed approach to creating a job profile. HR professionals and line managers can quickly identify critical job requirements, pinpoint essential competencies, and assess candidates for their degree of fit to the job. This enables more accurate hiring, increased efficiency in the recruitment process, and overall improvements in people performance – all while minimizing costly hiring mistakes.

"Our new SHL JobMatch Tool is the closest a company can get to SHL's industry-leading insight and science-based expertise without actually bringing an SHL team on-site," said Paul Levett, Chief Product Officer at SHL. "Our ultimate vision is to see that all organizations are outfitted with the right people, in the right roles, to achieve the highest level of performance and success. The SHL JobMatch Tool was designed to fill a void, providing mid-sized companies with a new and very viable alternative to generic, unscientific tools on the low-end, and high-priced, expert consulting on the high-end."

Companies can choose from a pre-defined list of over 7,000 jobs – derived from the best-known industry sources, such as O*NET, and SHL's own database. Alternatively, companies can create their own job-specific profile from scratch. The SHL JobMatch Tool makes it easy to tailor job profiles to specific companies and roles using online capabilities that simplify the complex process of developing an accurate job profile. Plus, it allows for easy input and review by multiple stakeholders, offering greater levels of internal engagement and buy-in throughout the process – further ensuring that a company's hires are the ideal fit for their jobs.

For more information on the SHL JobMatch Tool visit www.shl.com.

About SHL

SHL is the global leader in talent assessment solutions, driving better business results for clients through superior people intelligence and decisions – from hiring and recruiting, to employee development and succession planning. With solutions deployed in 150 countries and a local presence in over 50 countries, SHL delivers more than 25 million assessments annually in over 30 languages – allowing clients to benefit from both global expertise and local insight. Along with its world-class consulting practices and 24-hour support center, SHL clients can access over 1,000 assessments through an easy-to-use technology platform. Headquartered in London, UK, the company has offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia/New Zealand. For more information, visit www.shl.com.

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