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Assessment Industry Expert Ken Graham Joins Shaker Consulting Group

International Talent Management Executive to Drive Market Penetration for Company's Virtual Job Tryout(R) Solution

CLEVELAND, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/14 -- Shaker Consulting Group, the market leader in custom simulations for pre-employment testing, today announced that Ken Graham, Ph.D. has joined the company as senior consultant. In this role, he leverages an extensive background in talent management and international business expertise to lead Shaker's multi-national client engagements and bring the company's Virtual Job Tryout® and other innovative pre-hire assessment solutions to new markets.

Prior to joining Shaker, Graham held several leadership positions with Development Dimensions International (DDI), including serving as general manager of the company's start-up operation in Japan. In these roles, he provided talent management expertise and consulting to the company's client organizations. Earlier in his career, Graham served as a consultant for a number of organizations for which he designed and validated selection systems for Fortune 500 clients and was involved in competency modeling, 360-degree feedback, product development, and executive assessment and coaching. In addition to his professional experience, Graham received an MBA from Temple University and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron.

"Ken's previous experience with global markets and large-scale client engagements makes him a distinctive addition to our team," said Shaker president Brian Stern.

"Ken has a truly unique depth of experience working with large companies in APAC and the U.S. to solve complex talent selection and development challenges," said Joseph P. Murphy, Executive Vice President at Shaker. "His experience heading an office in Japan for five years adds a new level of breadth to our team, and he brings a strong focus on client and project management that will help to confirm our place as the industry-leading provider of innovative assessment solutions."

"Shaker helps organizations improve their quality of hire with an exceptionally engaging candidate experience and evidence-based decision support for recruiters and hiring managers," said Graham. "I'm really looking forward to working with our clients to contribute to their continued success."

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

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