SOURCE: KeenHire

September 17, 2008 08:05 ET

KeenHire to Launch KeenView™ Behavioral Interviewing & Selection Software at Upcoming HR Technology Conference & Expo

First Software Solution Designed to Improve Recruitment & Selection and Eliminate Bad Hires in High Touch, High Tech Sales, Engineering and Leadership Positions

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - KeenHire, a full service talent management solutions firm, announced today it will debut its behavioral interviewing & selection software solution at the upcoming HR Technology Conference & Expo in October put on by Human Resource Executive magazine. The product has also been entered into the Annual Top Human Resource Products contest.

KeenView is a web-based software solution for HR executives, hiring authorities and executive recruiters in high touch, high tech markets. The system employs job benchmarks, scientifically-proven assessments, and behavioral interviewing and selection best practices that reduce the time, cost and negative impacts of bad hiring practices. The solution ensures that high tech sales, engineering and leadership jobs, as well as ideal candidates, are well defined to include not just required skills and experience, but also values, behaviors and cognitive abilities that must be present in the right candidate.

Last year, employment turnover cost the U.S. economy a trillion dollars. The estimated costs of hiring the wrong person run from three to seven times a person's salary. "This is especially true in high touch, high tech markets. Making a bad hire isn't just an inconvenience. It can devastate an organization, resulting in lost sales and alienated customers," stated Margaret Graziano, KeenHire's founder. "That's the primary reason why 64% of companies today say that addressing the talent shortage is their number one objective," Ms. Graziano continued.

KeenView helps companies define their fundamental purpose for filling a job by identifying key performance indicators and core functions for the role, then determining how the ideal candidate will think, interact, solve problems and get the work done. Additionally, the software allows you to ascertain how your candidate is motivated -- which, if matched appropriately, leads to employee satisfaction and an improved customer and team experience.

Developed as a software as a service (SaaS), KeenView is a customizable database of 450 targeted interview questions, 25 core behaviors and 5 behavioral modes: thinking, interacting, acting, motivation and leadership capacities. The output is an accurate determination of whether the candidate has the ability to operate within pre-defined behaviors. KeenView also offers the flexibility of adding specific industry, company or role related questions to customize each interview for the job.

"The person you're about to hire may bring the necessary skills & experience, but if they aren't likely to function well on a team or within your leadership and succession plan, and you don't use a behavioral interviewing model to find out, you could be headed for disaster. High touch, high tech companies committed to winning the war for talent are implementing systems and operating practices that leverage their ability to attract, select & retain the best. That's where targeted selection and KeenView make a huge impact. Employing these best practices ensures discerning hiring choices and improves the hiring batting average by up to 85%," Graziano concluded.

About KeenHire

KeenHire delivers recruitment, talent assessment and selection solutions to corporate leaders and executive recruiters whose businesses depend on making the right hire the first time. Using a set of carefully developed and proven job benchmarking and assessment instruments combined with proprietary behavioral interviewing software, KeenHire clients eliminate flawed hiring procedures, accurately predict the performance of potential hires, free themselves from costly hiring mistakes, and bring difference makers to the table with unprecedented success. For more information please visit

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