IKM and aCE talentNET will co-operatively introduce the benefits of knowledge measurement to organisations to improve resource productivity.

Melbourne – Australia – Thursday, February 8, 2007 IKM, a leading provider of web-based employee and candidate knowledge measurement solutions and services, today announce a partnership with aCE talentNET, a consulting and solutions company specialising in project placements.Used for pre-hire testing, pre- and post-training evaluation, skill audits, project resource planning, benchmarking and certification, IKM’s assessments determine skills, knowledge, aptitude and attitude for most disciplines including IT, Sales, Project Management, ERP or Basic Computer Skills.

Through the application of knowledge measurement, organisations can more accurately pinpoint resourcing requirements and dramatically improve the bottom line.

With the ability to reduce hiring time by 55%, reduce training costs by 22%, reduce staff attrition by 15% or reduce the assessment development time by 95%, aCE talentNET will introduce IKM’s assessments to its blue chip client base to improve resource productivity.

“aCE talentNET helps organisations meet business objectives through the timely provision of quality consultants. We see a great opportunity for our client base to further capitalise on the resourcing process through the use of knowledge measurement,” said Denise Hall, Director, aCE talentNET.

Unlike other solutions, IKM assessment methodology provides the greatest amount of feedback of a candidate’s or employee’s exact strengths and weaknesses in the shortest possible time.

“IKM’s unique ability to produce a detailed view of knowledge levels ultimately facilitates better decision-making. Companies should take advantage of this to develop clear resourcing and educational strategies and design project teams that will deliver on time and on budget,” said Hall.

“IKM allows you to accurately plan and optimise the workforce. We are delighted to be working with aCE talentNET to introduce the benefits of knowledge measurement to the greater market,” said Frank Palinkas, VP Asia Pacific, IKM.

To participate on an information session or workshop that is hosted by acE talentNET and IKM, visit www.ikmnet.com.

About IKM

IKM provides knowledge measurement solutions and services including web-based assessments, applications, and certification that allow you to enhance and optimize hiring, training, project staffing, skill-gap analysis, benchmarking, career development and certification.

Known for its flagship solution IKM TeckChekTM, IKM’s professional range of solutions offers a unique assessment methodology to deliver the most cost efficient and effective way of measuring knowledge.

IKM has a wide range of assessment and certification packages for all industries and disciplines, including IT, Project Management, Sales, ECDL/ICDL, MS Office, Clerical, Legal, Accounting, Retail, Nursing and Call Center.

Used by corporations, IT Outsourcing companies, staffing agencies, training organizations and schools, IKM is a subsidiary of Krest LLC and is headquartered in the US, with offices and affiliations spanning the globe.

IKM’s client base includes Keane, Compuware, Accenture HR, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, GE Capital, Lloyds TSB, Prudential, IBM, Siemens, Nortel and Reuters Software. For more information visit: www.IKMnet.com

About aCE talentNETaCE talentNET offers an alternative to the traditional method of sourcing and recruiting consultants for your organization. Providing independent resource advice and solutions, aCE talentNET will identify the right people in the most cost efficient way to ensure your business objectives are realized.

Using aCE talentNET saves time, money and valuable resources by shortlisting, pre-qualifying, selecting and contracting the necessary contractors or consultants to deliver your project on time and within Budget! Clients include ANZ, Aviva, Commonwealth Bank, Department of Human Services, and Telstra. For more information visit www.acetalentnet.com.

IKM AmericasChief Operating Officer USA
Ken Strauss
Ph: +1 (732) 249 9812 x100
Email: [email protected] 
IKM EuropeVP European Operations
Richard Newton
Ph: +44 (0)20-8401-1188
Email: [email protected]
IKM AustralasiaVP Asia Pacific Operations
Frank Palinkas
Ph: +61 (3) 9580 1633
Email: [email protected]
aCE talentNETExecutive Director – Business
Denise Hall
Ph: +61 (3) 8503 7598
Email: [email protected]