June 02, 2015 10:00 ET

SHAKER Expands Team With Appointment of Jennifer Wason as Communications Specialist

Wason to Manage Communications and Technical Documentation for Industry-Leading Virtual Job Tryout

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - Jun 2, 2015) -  SHAKER, the market leader in custom simulations for pre-employment testing, today announced that Jennifer Wason has joined the innovative company as communications specialist. In her role, Wason will be responsible for providing quality oversight on the technical writing and documentation for the company's Virtual Job Tryout solutions.

"Jennifer is a great discovery who clearly stood out among the candidates we considered. She brings a unique and highly developed mix of expertise and experiences that will allow her to contribute across a range of projects and workflows," said Joseph P. Murphy, SHAKER executive vice president.

With a strong editing and technical background, Wason will utilize her journalistic experience to create user guides, technical manuals, newsletters, case studies and articles for SHAKER. Working with internal SHAKER teams and external client teams, Wason will ensure that clients have the information they need to take full advantage of their SHAKER solutions. Overall, her highly developed research and planning skills, as well as her deep IT and database experience, position her to excel in this new role.

Wason commented, "SHAKER's entrepreneurial heart remains the source of its ability to find innovative solutions to demanding problems. An energetic commitment to successful customer outcomes is evident in every single person on the roster. I look forward to joining and supporting this growing team of first-rate professionals doing some of the best work in the industry."

Prior to joining SHAKER, Wason served in several strategic editorial and research positions at prominent organizations such as Webster's New World, Case Western Reserve University, TMW Systems and Management Reports International. She began her journalism career as a staff writer for The Daily Record in Wooster, Ohio, and also wrote for the gourmet food magazine epicurious. A graduate of Kenyon College, Wason earned a master's degree in library and information science from Kent State University.

About Shaker
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 out-of-the-box 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