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Industrial-Organizational Psychology Expert Jared Ferrell Joins Shaker Consulting Group

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CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - May 21, 2014) - Shaker Consulting Group, the market leader in custom simulations for pre-employment testing, today announced it has appointed Jared Ferrell as a consultant with the company's Virtual Job Tryout® Design/Build team. In this role, he is responsible for developing and validating high-volume, high-fidelity Virtual Job Tryout pre-hire assessments. This includes conducting job analyses, developing assessment content and performing validation analyses to maximize the predictive capabilities of the solution.

Prior to this role, Ferrell served as an intern with Shaker, in which he gained experience in best practices for talent selection, performed validation studies and developed assessment and interview items. He previously worked for the Center for Organizational Research as a consultant, where he was involved in data analysis, selection battery development and leading focus groups to gauge different aspects of organizational effectiveness. In addition to his professional experience, Ferrell holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma and a master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron. He is expected to complete his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron in December 2014.

"Jared has demonstrated strong competence in selection science, talent analytics and a creative bent to assessment design," said Joseph Murphy, Shaker's executive vice president. "He quickly stood out by bringing concepts and models for enhancing the candidate evaluation experience. It made great sense to have him join the Shaker team."

"Designing Virtual Job Tryout assessments really allows me to collaborate and innovate with our clients across a wide range of industries," said Ferrell. "Each client has unique performance drivers that require unique assessment design. At Shaker, I can design better approaches to gather candidate data, which in turn increases an employer's ability to make better hiring decisions." 

About Shaker Consulting Group
Shaker Consulting Group is the market leader in developing custom simulations for pre-employment testing. Their proprietary and award winning Virtual Job Tryout presents candidates with a day-in-the-life experience that educates and engages the individual, while obtaining a work sample that predicts job-fit and competencies critical for success. Virtual Job Tryout has been deployed across most industries for positions from entry-level to mid-management. Clients achieve a documented return on investment from measurable staffing process improvement. More information can be found at http://www.shakercg.com