SOURCE: SHL

July 16, 2008 08:15 ET

SHL Americas Introduces New Report That Predicts Work Behavior

Reliable, Practical Tool Helps Organizations Make Smart Workforce Decisions

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwire - July 16, 2008) - SHL, a world-leading provider of objective employment assessment and development solutions, today released the latest addition to its Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) family, the OPQ32 Manager Plus Report. The Manager Plus Report helps supervisors and managers effectively manage their teams by providing key insights into an individual's likely workplace behaviors.

The OPQ is one of the most widely used personality measures in the world. Personality questionnaires consider how people like to work and their behavioral style, focusing on how an individual approaches a job rather than the ability to perform that job. The OPQ32 Manager Plus Report has been designed to support managers and HR professionals when recruiting or considering development of their staff. It shows how the candidate prefers to work; how the candidate is likely to interact with colleagues; and the candidate's likely performance against a range of competencies proven to be important at work.

The new report incorporates the SHL Universal Competency Framework™, which was developed after extensive research and is a state-of-the-art, globally standard classification of competencies required in the workplace. Managers can assess an individual's potential against key competencies and behaviors in the work place.

"We have designed the Manager Plus Report specifically with line managers in mind," said Dr. Hennie Kriek, president, SHL Americas. "Line managers typically are not trained in the use of objective assessments, so we wanted to provide them with a report that is easier to use and interpret and provides practical, relevant information to improve hiring decisions."

The new Manager Plus Report contains additional components not included in previous versions, allowing for a deeper view of an individual than is possible with SHL's existing Manager Report. It provides detailed information on the critical areas that inform hiring decisions: behavior at work, working with others and common competencies. Manager Plus offers new information and additional value for clients through an overall report re-design.

The OPQ32 Manager Plus Report is now available at www.shl.com or by calling SHL Client Services at 1.800.899.7451.

About SHL Group Limited

SHL is a world-leading provider of objective employment assessment and development solutions. The company supports organizations in the selection, recruitment, promotion, succession planning and development of talented people at all levels and across all sectors. Operating in 40 countries and more than 30 languages, the SHL Group devises innovative approaches to help organizations increase productivity and gain competitive advantage through the more effective use of their human capital. SHL has over 15,500 organizations as clients, including many of the Global and Times Top 1000, and is recognized as the foremost provider of objective assessment products in the world. For more information, please visit www.shl.com.