Shaker offers the only job tryout technology that combines selection science, predictive modeling, and over a decade of proven results to help your company make great hiring decisions with high accuracy.
Shaker’s science is extremely strong because we are one of the largest employers of PhD-level selection scientists in the world, many of whom make up our senior leadership and team of founding partners. Moreover, our team is dedicated exclusively to talent analytics and custom assessment development. This collective brainpower means you can rely on Shaker’s experts to help you predict on-the-job performance based on the behaviors and metrics that matter most.
The talent science philosophy underlying Virtual Job Tryout is its professional rigor, its multi-method nature, and predictive modeling:
Establishing job relevance for assessments begins with job analysis. Your subject matter experts, leaders, and current employees provide data on what it takes to succeed. This means your data, not random data, is the foundation for validation analysis and scoring to define accurate job and culture fit.
Our process is built upon exacting methodology and thorough documentation, ensuring fairness and defensibility. We stand behind the quality of our science. In fact, all Shaker’s science conforms to EEOC and SIOP guidelines for validation and deployment of applicant evaluation methods.
What do we mean by multimethod? That means our assessments are designed to capture the whole person, not just to measure a few characteristics. A multimethod assessment like the Virtual Job Tryout is designed to mirror the complexity of the job, delivering a full evaluation of job fit across a range of performance demands.
A Virtual Job Tryout, depending on the role, can include exercise types such as:
- Simulated customer/coworker interactions
- Situational judgment
- Biographical data
- Behavioral work style
- Critical thinking
- Culture fit
- Workflow management
- Financial analysis
- Problem solving
- Task-specific simulation
Well-designed multimethod assessments engage and educate candidates and provide them with an opportunity to demonstrate a wide range of abilities, which our research shows results in a more predictive outcome and satisfying candidate experience.
Predictive modeling requires two forms of data: assessment responses and your performance metrics. We use your data to calibrate scoring. The metrics you provide precisely differentiate your employees, and Virtual Job Tryout is designed to map to and predict those metrics with a high degree of accuracy. Our scoring algorithms are designed to be fair to your diverse candidate pool. This rigor helps us quickly and fairly find the best fit for you.
Virtual Job Tryout reflects the best talent science in the industry. It’s situated at the intersection of dynamic candidate experience, predictive modeling, and selection science, making it the best predictive assessment on the market.