CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2014) - Shaker Consulting Group, the market leader in custom simulations for pre-employment testing, today announced its thought leadership sessions and participation at the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology's 29th Annual Conference, SIOP 2014. The three-day conference will take place at the Hawaii Convention Center and Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu from Thursday, May 15 to Saturday, May 17, 2014.

The SIOP conference is the premier event for the growing field of industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology. The annual event provides industry professionals with the opportunity to network, build relationships, and keep up with the latest advancements and innovations in I-O research and practices. Shaker is returning to the conference as an exhibitor and presenter with the company's executives and experts presenting research and thought leadership during the following educational sessions:

  • Lessons Learned (and Still Learning) Through HR Transformations (Thursday, May 15 at 2:30 p.m.) -- During this session, Marc Wenzel, vice president of Business Development for Shaker Consulting Group, will join panelists from Wal-Mart, PepsiCo and Deloitte to share insights on HR transformations and the value of I-O professionals during the transformation stages.
  • Challenges and Innovations of Using Game-Like Assessments in Selection (Friday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m.) -- In this forum, Eric Sydell, vice president of Research and Innovation, and Christie Cox Brodbeck, Virtual Job Tryout Talent Analytics Scientist for Shaker Consulting Group, will discuss the predictive power of game-like assessments compared to traditional tests.

Shaker will also showcase its Virtual Job Tryout® pre-employment testing solution, which offers the opportunity to try out the job through a day-in-the-life experience during the conference at Booth No. 404 on the exhibition floor.

"The SIOP conference is our industry's annual meeting place, where thought leaders convene to share the latest research and trends. We're pleased to play a role here, especially since Shaker is committed to being the leader in pre-employment testing as it relates to an exceptional candidate experience and improved quality of hire," said Joseph P. Murphy, vice president, Shaker Consulting Group.

Shaker will also sponsor the 22nd Frank Landy 5K Run event held in honor of one of the preeminent experts in industrial psychology, which is being held during the conference. The run will begin Friday, May 16 at 6:30 a.m. In addition to Mr. Murphy, running on behalf of Team Shaker will be Mike Hudy, Marc Wenzel, Jackie Carpenter, Daly Vaughn, Christie Brodbeck and Jared Ferrell.

Registration and additional details on SIOP 2014 may be accessed at:

About Shaker Consulting Group
Shaker Consulting Group is the market leader in developing custom simulations for pre-employment testing. Their proprietary and award winning Virtual Job Tryout presents candidates with a day-in-the-life experience that educates and engages the individual, while obtaining a work sample that predicts job-fit and competencies critical for success. Virtual Job Tryout has been deployed to raise quality of hire across most industries for positions from entry-level to mid-management. Clients achieve a documented return on investment from measurable staffing process improvement. More information can be found at