September 14, 2015 07:00 ET

SHAKER to Participate in 2015 IHRIM Annual Conference's First-Ever Technology Incubator

Leader in Pre-employment Testing to Present Virtual Job Tryout Solution in "Shark Tank" Style Incubator

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - Sep 14, 2015) - What do you get when you mix "Shark Tank" and an investor forum with new companies in the HRIS space? The first ever Technology Incubator at the 2015 IHRIM Annual Conference.

Vetted by an IHRIM committee of practitioners, the Incubator aims to bring attendees the next best thing in HRIS. Each participating company gets special exhibit space and a 10-minute opportunity to address conference participants as part of IHRIM's New Technologies focus.

SHAKER, the market leader in custom simulations for pre-employment testing, will demonstrate its innovative Virtual Job Tryout® technology during the event. This robust solution provides candidates with a simulated test drive of the job, leveraging gamification to present interactive, job-specific exercises and provide a fun and engaging candidate experience. At the same time, employers gain real insight into how their candidates will perform if hired, enabling them to identify the best-fit talent quickly and objectively. The result is a more engaged and productive workforce, with employees who learn quickly and are more likely to remain on the job for the long term.

"Since our inception, SHAKER has been developing innovative solutions to address the challenges of recruiting today, helping companies look beyond the words on a resume to truly understand the skills and potential of their candidates," said Joseph P. Murphy, executive vice president of SHAKER. "We are thrilled to dive into the Shark Tank and show attendees of the 2015 IHRIM Annual Conference how Virtual Job Tryout can bring their recruiting practices to the next level."

SHAKER will present Virtual Job Tryout during the event's general session on Friday September 18, 2015, beginning at 8:40 a.m. EDT. In addition, SHAKER will be exhibiting its solutions at the Incubator section of the exhibition floor.

"We have a great conference lineup this year, with a real focus on the next generation of startups in the industry with our Technology Incubator. Attendees at this year's conference will experience a reinvigorated IHRIM, and our focus is on what's new and next in HR technology," said Todd Mann, IHRIM's executive director.

IHRIM, an organization representing the HR technology and HRIS field, is hosting its conference Sept. 16-19 in Atlanta. This is the must-attend event of 2015 in HR and HR technology. IHRIM has a Grand Slam of content with a spotlight on ground-breaking technologies, informative keynotes and roundtable discussions and 5 pre-conference workshops to enhance attendees' conference experience.

For more information on IHRIM's Annual Conference, please check out the conference website:

Since 1980, the International Association for Human Resource Information Management has been the leading membership association for HR information management professionals and offers members a community for sharing expert knowledge that leverages HR systems, technologies and analytics for business excellence.

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 standard 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