February 18, 2016 07:00 ET

Shaker Explores How Predictive Modeling Is Changing Talent Acquisition at HR West 2016

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2016) -

Joseph P. Murphy, vice president and co-founder at Shaker, the market leader in custom simulations for pre-employment testing

Will present a session titled, "Computer as Recruiter - Using Predictive Modeling for Hiring" at HR West 2016

Monday, March 7 - Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Murphy's session, no. 808, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. PST.

Oakland Convention Center
550 10th Street
Oakland, Calif.

The age of the recruiter as a computer is here. With the influence of Big Data, machine learning, talent analytics, algorithms and predictive modeling, talent acquisition is undergoing a transformational shift and the result is the emergence of the centaur recruiter: half-human and half-machine. As this trend continues to take hold, the process continues to evolve, impacting the way recruiters operate and how hiring decisions are made. In order to leverage this augmented reality, recruiters need to understand their other half and make use of predictive modeling and additional technological benefits.

 During HR West 2016, Joe Murphy, vice president and co-founder at Shaker, will explain how the centaur recruiter came to exist and what HR leaders and recruiters can do to adapt. Considering evidence-based methods to capture, analyze and interpret applicant data, Murphy will show how this structured approach to collecting information can support smarter decision making. Session attendees will learn how to identify existing candidate data collection methods and how to optimize this data and associated metrics in order to meet business needs and ensure best-fit talent is hired.

HR leaders and recruiters interested in how predictive modeling can help their organization by changing the speed, cost, and effectiveness of talent acquisition practices are encouraged to attend this session, no. 808. For more information about HR West 2016, please visit:

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. 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