CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2014) -

Joseph Murphy, executive vice president of SHAKER, the market leader in custom simulations for pre-employment testing

Will be the featured guest on DriveThruHR, a top-rated daily internet radio show focusing on issues of concern to HR professionals.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. EST (12:00 p.m. CST/11:00 a.m. MST/10:00 a.m. PST).

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In today's recruiting world, expectations are higher than ever before. Talent acquisition leaders are expected to document the business impact of their efforts. Historic measures of recruiting activities no longer meet business needs. It is time to kill time to fill as a recruiting metric.

Organizations operating with an Optimized Talent Acquisition model are measuring time to proficiency or job mastery. While no one likes a vacancy, getting a warm body through the door is not a meaningful business objective. Optimized Talent Acquisition delivers candidates who come better equipped, learn more effectively and achieve target performance objectives faster.

Recruiters expect and need effective candidate evaluations that deliver more than job-fit. Businesses expect predictive analytics that create competitive advantages through quality of hire documented by faster time to proficiency. Hiring managers want people to hit the ground running and come up to speed with less effort.

With the interactive Virtual Job Tryout from SHAKER, companies are meeting these imposing expectations and delivering evidence-based decision support for Optimized Talent Acquisition. By integrating a realistic job preview with gamified job simulations and job relevant evaluation exercises, SHAKER delivers a candidate experience that engages, educates and evaluates.

During his third appearance on DriveThruHR, Joseph Murphy, executive vice president of SHAKER, will discuss how a proper assessment methodology and talent analytics can improve time to proficiency and provide talent acquisition leaders with metrics that focus on impact, not activity. With his extensive background in talent acquisition and training, Murphy understands how to develop HR strategies and staffing initiatives that result in improved-quality of hire and deliver documented business outcomes.

HR professionals and business executives interested in learning more about how well-designed and executed job simulations can enhance prediction of on-the-job performance are encouraged to tune into DriveThruHR for this informative episode.

SHAKER's mission is to change the way organizations make hiring decisions. By leveraging the latest selection science technologies, SHAKER connects employers to talent and talent to opportunities. Our award-winning, interactive Virtual Job Tryout delivers an engaging first-hand candidate experience through job simulations and gamification. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and privately held, SHAKER's pre-employment "on the job" explorations are used by the world's most admired brands. To learn more about SHAKER, visit