SOURCE: Kira Talent

Kira Talent

April 13, 2016 09:01 ET

Kira Calls for Smarter Admissions Assessments in Order to Bridge the Gap Between Education and Employment

Company Shares Insight on How to Spot Students That Will Excel Beyond the Classroom

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Apr 13, 2016) -  Kira Talent, the admissions experts behind the Kira platform and Kira University, announces its Co-founder, Emilie Cushman will present at the 2016 NAGAP Conference. Cushman will share expert advice on the admissions process in an effort to help schools close the startling gap between higher education and the competencies employers actually seek. She will also share how smarter assessments can help make the admissions review process more objective, removing bias and fraud.

The Kira team is addressing this issue head on, which was originally identified by a Gallup poll. According to the poll, 96-percent of Chief Academic Officers believe that their schools effectively equip students for life after graduation, while just 11-percent of business leaders think that graduates are prepared for the workforce.

"Technology has made it easier than ever for applicants to apply to a school, but the traditional admissions process has struggled to keep up. Higher education institutions have been assessing their applicants the same way for decades with test scores, transcripts, written essays, and sometimes interviews," said Cushman. "The results have been disappointing. The admissions process is too one-dimensional, and isn't assessing applicants on the competencies employers are looking for."

During her talk, attendees will discover the tools available to them like the Kira platform, which uses asynchronous video interviews and the unique questions to assess student competencies and program fit. Those in attendance will also learn about the company's newest product, Kira University, which features insight from experts and industry leaders on how to identify top applicants, boost applicant volume, and improve applicant yield using techniques mastered by top schools in the U.S. and abroad.

Guests are also invited to learn more by visiting the Kira team throughout the show at booth #3.

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About Kira Talent:

Starting with admissions, the Kira team is dedicated to arming schools with the tools they need to select students who will excel both in the classroom and beyond graduation. The Kira platform helps admissions teams assess applicants with timed video and written responses to evaluate skills like communication, leadership, and creativity, which can't be assessed through traditional applications and test scores. With its new education portal, Kira University, the company leverages years of research and data to help schools build their strongest cohorts yet.

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