CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2015) -  SHAKER, the market leader in custom simulations for pre-employment testing, today announced the addition of industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist Noelle Frantz to complement the company's growing Virtual Job Tryout® technology Design-Build Team as an analyst. In this role, Frantz collaborates with clients to define job demands, establish assessment content criteria and develop custom assessment experiences that deliver improvements in their quality of hire.

Frantz began her tenure with SHAKER as an intern, supporting the Client Insights Team by conducting talent analytics to document business impact from hiring data. She also contributed to SHAKER's Design-Build Team by assisting in the development of Virtual Job Tryouts for several Fortune 100 clients across a range of industries.

"Noelle possesses very strong quantitative skills and an equally impressive presence that allows her to connect and build credibility with clients," said SHAKER's vice president of Client Solutions, Scott A. Goodman, Ph.D. "She also has a creative side to her, which will be instrumental as we continue to deploy more gamified and mobile assessments. Noelle's contributions to SHAKER over the last year as an intern have been fantastic, and we are delighted to have her join the team full time."

In speaking about the expansion of the I-O team, Joseph P. Murphy, SHAKER's executive vice president, said, "Selection science demands a mix of pragmatic, structured thinking and fluid open-mindedness. Noelle brings an exceptional balance of those two domains that shows up in the quality of her talent analytics design and depth of insights from her conclusions. We are thrilled to expand her influence on our client projects."

"When I first started at SHAKER, I was truly amazed by the amount of science, hard work and time that had gone into shaping the company's processes and world-class products," said Frantz. "Since joining the company, I have had the opportunity to apply my knowledge and help solve client problems through science-based solutions that lead to significant positive results. Knowing my work has made a difference for clients is invaluable; my new role gives me the opportunity to work more closely with clients to help them adopt the SHAKER solutions that transform how they hire."

Prior to joining SHAKER, Frantz served as a graduate intern with the Austen BioInnovation Institute Center for Simulation and Integrated Healthcare Education, designing, implementing and evaluating simulation-based healthcare training. She also held the role of consultant for the University of Akron's Center for Organizational Research, where she conducted job analysis, candidate selection assessments, employee engagement survey administration and other data analyses. In addition, Frantz participated in the 2011 Procter & Gamble Company Graduate Student Seminar and held internships with J.M. Smucker Company and Johnson & Johnson.

Frantz earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Master of Arts degree in I-O psychology from the University of Akron. She is finalizing her doctoral defense at the University of Akron and is scheduled to be awarded her Ph.D. in I-O psychology in spring of 2016.

SHAKER's Virtual Job Tryout® (VJT) technology, enables recruiters to combine the best of predictive analytics and human judgment. Recruiters identify best-fit candidates with more precision, increase new-hire retention and improve quality of hire. Virtual Job Tryout technology delivers pre-employment assessments as day-in-the-life experiences that educate and engage while obtaining a work sample that predicts job-fit and competencies critical for success. Virtual Job Tryout technology is available in standard as well as custom configurations. It has been deployed in most industries for entry level to mid-management positions. More information can be found at