Talent Measurement Leader SHL Tapped to Present 40+ Sessions at 27th Annual SIOP Conference

Shares Groundbreaking People Intelligence Insight at Foremost Industrial-Organizational Event

Apr 18, 2012, 08:42 ET from SHL

ATLANTA, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SHL, the global leader in talent measurement solutions, today announced its participation in the 27th Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference in San Diego, CA. From April 25-28, 2012, thousands of industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologists from around the world will gather at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego to discuss best practices, cutting-edge research and the latest scientific innovations in the world of workplace solutions.

SHL and PDRI (an SHL company) will lead a total of 41 panel discussions, poster sessions, symposia and forums to address the most critical issues facing businesses throughout the employee lifecycle – from recruitment and selection, to talent management and training, workplace performance, employee development, career coaching and more.  Top I-O psychologists and leading researchers from SHL and PDRI will offer their unique commentary from the front lines on today's most debated workforce topics, assessments and candidate engagement, cross-cultural personality assessments, the future of remote teams, advanced assessment technologies and global selection programs.

"The SIOP Conference is one of the most important events in shaping the future development of the I-O industry. It's an honor for SHL to have such a strong presence at this year's event, and is a reflection of our continued innovation in the area of workplace science," said David Leigh, CEO of SHL. "We're excited to have the opportunity to not only share our own research and best-practices, but to interact directly with leading I-O psychologists, so we can continue to drive forward the best solutions for our customers to positively impact workforce productivity."  

As the leader in talent measurement solutions and the largest private sector employer of business psychologists in the world, SHL helps thousands of organizations in over 50 countries with their most critical talent decisions. Recently, SHL further expanded its global footprint with the launch of six new international websites in the Asian, European and Middle Eastern markets, providing more businesses with access to SHL's leading-edge assessments, in more languages than ever before.

The SIOP Conference will feature a total of 41 SHL and PDRI presentations, including:  

  • 14 panel discussions featuring new insights into global selection program recommendations, the impact of applicant tracking systems on assessments, enterprise competency models, CATs for selection and more.
  • 15 symposia presentations spanning topics such as cross-cultural personality assessments, high intensity remote work, simulation technology for highly skilled jobs, partnering with organizations to measure environmental benefits and more.
  • 10 poster presentations addressing challenges surrounding personality questionnaires, Internet-based Multimedia SJTs and setting cutoff scores.  

At the close of the conference, Brian Roote, SHL's Senior Optimization Consultant, will also participate in a special event discussing SIOP's stance on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employment discrimination.

The full list of presentations is available on the SIOP Conference website and will be posted in SHL's exhibit booth at the conference. For more information about SHL, PDRI, or the company's research presented at any of SIOP's events, please visit www.shl.com.

About SHL - People intelligence. Business results.

SHL is the leader in talent measurement 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 over 10,000 business customers 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.

About the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is the world's leading organization dedicated to enhancing human performance and well-being at work through applied behavioral science. Tracing its roots to the founding of American psychology over 100 years ago, today SIOP is comprised of over 7,000 scientists and professionals around the world who work to understand, measure, and predict human behavior in organizations. SIOP promotes the use of good science and data-driven practices to drive performance in organizations. SIOP's members design solutions that help employers hire the best people and develop them to their full potential, that improve employee satisfaction and engagement, and that make organizations more effective for their customers and stakeholders. For more information, visit www.siop.org.