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Shaker Virtual Job Tryout® Supports 2018 Candidate Experience Awards as Global Platinum Sponsor

Company Confirms its Commitment to Delivering Superior Candidate Experiences

SAN FRANCISCOJuly 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the promotion and benchmark research of a quality candidate experience, today announced Shaker Virtual Job Tryout®, a job simulation provider that helps companies improve their quality of their hire with data-driven technology, has again become a Global Platinum sponsor for this year’s 2018 Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards global benchmark research program.

Kevin Grossman, Talent Board president, commented, “We’re so grateful to again welcome Shaker Virtual Job Tryout as a sponsor of the CandE Awards. Their candidate selection science not only helps employers with predicting on-the-job performance, they also help candidates determine if specific roles are right for them, which definitely supports our Talent Board mission. We look forward to working together on this year’s programs.”

The annual Talent Board recruiting and candidate experience benchmarking and awards program offer employers in North America (NAM), Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC), a risk-free and confidential opportunity to learn how their organization’s candidate experience practices compare to those of their peers and obtain feedback from their candidates, while gaining insight into the latest tools and strategies for optimizing the recruiting process.

The largest study of its kind, the Talent Board benchmark research program has evaluated responses from hundreds of global employers and nearly 750,000 job seekers since 2011. To qualify, each company has to commit to a statistically significant candidate response, and the proportion of respondents not hired also had to exceed a set standard. Registration for the 2018 CandE program is now open.

“Shaker’s Virtual Job Tryout technology combines selection science with predictive modeling to help recruiters improve the way they interact with and hire talent,” said Marc Wenzel, Shaker’s vice president of business development. “As advocates for the value and importance of the candidate experience, working with Talent Board is a natural extension of our mission. The CandEs have created a community of interest for improving talent acquisition and we are honored to foster the sharing and learning this initiative stimulates.”

Additional information about the 2018 Candidate Experience Awards can be accessed at:

HR and talent acquisition professionals can also attend the 2018 North American Talent Board CandE Symposium and Awards Gala on October 15 in Orlando, FL

About Shaker

Too much is at stake in finding top candidates. Talent leaders want ironclad, proven tools to identify people who will succeed, so their businesses will succeed. Shaker’s market-leading Virtual Job Tryout is the only pre-hire assessment that gives you powerful predictive insights and a preview of candidate performance, while also allowing your future employees a glimpse into your jobs and company. Realistic job previews, at speed, backed by unparalleled science — Shaker. Learn more at

About Talent Board

Talent Board is a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience. The organization, Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards program and its sponsors are dedicated to recognizing the candidate experience offered by companies throughout the entire recruitment cycle and to forever changing the manner in which job candidates are treated. The CandE Awards also serve as a benchmarking program to raise awareness of the benefits of a positive candidate experience and highlight the processes, methodologies and technology that can enhance the recruiting experience as demonstrated by the winning organizations. More information can be accessed at