Aqua will use IKM’s web-based assessments to improve the recruitment process across the enterprise

London – UK, January 4, 2006. – Friday, January 6, 2006IKM, a leading provider of web-based employee and candidate knowledge measurement solutions and services, and Aqua, a Recruitment and Human Capital Management Company, today announced the signing of a partnership agreement that will allow Aqua to add value to its service offering and improve the recruitment process.

Backed by HSBC, Aqua provides resourcing and recruitment services to companies across the UK. Europe and Middle East. Placing permanent, contract and interim consultants to a wide range of sectors, Aqua has selected IKM to form an integral part of their overall recruitment process to ensure candidates are thoroughly and objectively screened.

“IKM’s assessments will be deployed as the corporate standard for pre-screening assessments across the enterprise. This will allow us to provide a greater quality of service to our customers, and improve the efficiency of the recruitment process,” said Matt Thompsett, CEO, Aqua Resources Group.

Renowned for its flagship IT assessment product, IKM TeckChekTM, IKM’s unique adaptive methodology produces a proficiency profile that provides the most detailed view of a candidates knowledge level in the shortest possible time. With the ability to segment knowledge based on tasks relevant to the job at hand, Aqua’s recruitment professionals can quickly and easily determine an individuals necessary knowledge, understanding, practical experience, work speed and overall strengths and weaknesses.

“Aqua will include IKM TeckChek in its Managed Services offering, enabling our on-site recruitment specialists to manage a key step in the recruitment cycle for our clients. Unlike other assessments on the market that provide a single result score, IKM’s Proficiency Profile gives us detailed information that allows us to more accurately determine a candidates suitability for the job,” said Thompsett.

With over 700 online assessments available including Clerical, Project Management, Sales, Call Center and Nursing in remote or supervised environments, Aqua will be able to provide its clients with instant and comprehensive assessment results.

“IKM automatically produces reports that allow us to compare candidate scores internally, as well as to anyone who has taken the same assessment worldwide. This gives us the ability to accurately benchmark skill levels so we can guarantee the quality of our candidates to our clients”, said Thompsett.

Aqua joins other IKM partners such as Rainfall AS based in Norway and Red Orkid Based in Dublin signifying continued growth and demand for IKM’s leading assessments.

“We are delighted to have Aqua Resources Group on board to provide a channel for our services in the UK and the Middle East. Aqua’s policy of continual improvement and desire for accurate and reliable assessments map perfectly to IKM’s offering”, said Richard Newton, VP Europe, IKM.

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About Aqua

Instantly recognizable by the Drip® logo, the Group works in four sectors in the UK Europe and the Middle East. The services offered by each are Recruitment and Human Capital Management.

The methods, standards and ethics are common throughout the group. Our customers’ perspective is that we possess unique qualities:

  • Absolute Customer Focus
  • Value for Money
  • Quality Delivery
  • Value Added Services