SHL to Unveil Talent Analytics Solution at 2011 HR Technology Conference & Exposition 30 Years of Global Assessment Data Used To Quantify Effectiveness of Talent Programs to Improve Talent Attraction, Retention, and Workforce Productivity

Time Warner Cable VP Janet Manzullo and SHL CEO David Leigh to Co-Present at HR Tech Conference: Will Highlight Use of SHL Talent Analytics in Pre-Employment Assessment and Selection

ATLANTA and LAS VEGAS, Sept. 29, 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 announced the upcoming launch of SHL Talent Analytics™ which will be showcased next week at the 14th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas in Booth #344. The first-ever offering of its kind, SHL Talent Analytics™ provides companies with answers to their most critical workforce questions – from the effectiveness of their employment branding efforts, to industry and regional comparisons regarding how their workforce stacks up against the rest – all via the largest global database of scientifically-based talent assessment data and insights available today.  

As increasing numbers of organizations seek to improve the effectiveness of their talent programs, many are finding they lack the insight to determine how they are performing relative to their competitors, and their industry as a whole.  SHL Talent Analytics bridges this gap - benchmarking workforce potential and performance against comparable companies, and providing evidence-based and scientifically researched guidance to help make more informed and effective talent management decisions – all with a higher degree of certainty than ever before. During HR Technology's Talent Management (TM2) breakout session on Monday, October 3 from 3:15-4:30 pm, SHL CEO David Leigh and Time Warner Cable VP of Talent Acquisition will discuss the $19 billion cable provider's talent assessment and acquisition strategy which dramatically slashed turnover and saved millions for the company, thanks in part to SHL Talent Analytics as an integrated part of their solution.

"The depth and breadth of SHL's industry experience has long been a factor of our success, earning us our reputation as a market leader," said David Leigh, CEO of SHL "Now, by expanding our talent benchmarking abilities beyond the boundaries of a single organization to encompass 40 industry sectors and 38 countries, SHL Talent Analytics provides an unrivalled view of the workforce – enabling any company to pinpoint areas of strength, improvement, and competitive differentiation in talent programs like never before."

For over 30 years, SHL has been capturing People Intelligence data on the effectiveness of employees at work every second of every day - from operational front line staff, to executive leaders in both private and public sector organizations, and across all industries around the world. And as a result of an expansive partner integration program, today you can find SHL inside nearly all of the top-rated and most widely deployed talent management systems. With SHL Talent Analytics, organizations now have the ability to drill even deeper into their specific talent data, benchmarking it against a robust, user-friendly database segmented by geography, industry, business function, and job level. As a result, organizations can gain key insights into the quality of talent they attract and hire, as well as the leadership potential and behavioral risks of key populations and talent pipelines – which can lead to significant performance gains across the company, and stronger overall competitive positioning.

Dr. Katherine Jones, Principal analyst and Director, Human Capital Management, Bersin & Associates, said that organizations often lack data to benchmark their workforce against others in terms of hiring quality, leadership potential, and even propensity to take risks. "Now more than ever," said Jones, "businesses seek a predictive analytics solution to help them understand how their workforce measures up to employee groups in like companies and geographies."

"One of the keys to making a solution like this a success is having the talent database to support it, something SHL's long standing relationships with a wide range of global clients uniquely positions them for," said Mollie Lombardi, Research Director, Human Capital Management at Aberdeen Group. "SHL Talent Analytics can be a powerful tool to help companies think differently about talent, and make human capital – and managing human capital risk – a critical ingredient of business success."

For more information on the HR Technology Conference Talent Management (TM2) breakout session on pre-employment assessments featuring SHL and Time Warner Cable, visit http://www.hrtechconference.com/agenda.html#tm2

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 a 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.

SHL Talent Analytics™ is patent pending, under United Kingdom Patent Application No. GB1115418.4

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