August 09, 2016 07:00 ET

Predictive Modeling for Hiring: Shaker to Uncover New Recruiting Reality at HR Florida Conference

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - Aug 9, 2016) -

Joseph P. Murphy, executive vice president and co-founder of Shaker, the market leader in engaging, realistic job previews and custom simulations for pre-employment testing

Will present a session titled, "Computer as Recruiter - Using Predictive Modeling for Hiring," at the 2016 HR Florida Conference and Expo.

Monday, August 29 - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Murphy is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. EDT.

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, Fla.

In today's competitive hiring climate, successful talent acquisition requires recruiters to think like computers. Under the influence of Big Data, machine learning, talent analytics and predictive modeling, talent acquisition has evolved, leading to the creation of half-human, half-machine recruiting strategies. To fully maximize this approach, recruiters need to become attuned to the role technology can play in order to make use of predictive analytics in their day-to-day work.

 During the 2016 HR Florida Conference and Expo, Joseph P. Murphy, executive vice president and co-founder of Shaker, will explain how selection science as predictive modeling has created a powerful decision-making blend of human and machine. Murphy will explore how companies can improve quality of hire with objective candidate data. In addition, Murphy will show how to apply a talent analytics maturity model to current practices and generate action priorities to optimize talent acquisition decisions. Session attendees will learn how predictive analytics are changing the speed, cost and effectiveness of talent acquisition practices.

HR leaders and recruiters interested in understanding how computer-enabled recruiting is changing the way hiring decisions are made are encouraged to attend this session. For information about the 2016 HR Florida Conference and Expo, visit:

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. VJT 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. VJT technology is available in Standard and Enterprise (custom) configurations. It has been deployed in most industries for entry-level to mid-management positions. More information can be found at