IKM and Maguire Training have joined forces to provide an Assess-Train-Assess-Certify (ATAC) training model for its sales programmes.

London – UK – Friday, September 14, 2007 IKM, a leading provider of online employee and candidate knowledge measurement solutions and services, and Maguire Training, a training and development organisation, today announced a partnership agreement to provide joint training solutions.Following the Assess-Train-Access-Certify model, IKM will offer pre- and post-training testing, while Maguire Training will develop, execute and manage sales training programmes. This will allow IKM and Maguire Training to be one of the few companies to offer formally accredited training within the National Qualification Framework.

Initially, IKM’s leading sales assessments, IKM SalesChek™, will be mapped to Maguire Training’s coursework to conduct pre-training and post-training testing. This will permit Maguire Training to determine the exact training areas required as well as establish effective knowledge transfer. Areas within the assessments include closing a sale, teamwork, communication, computer literacy, and networking.

“Incorporating pre- and post-training assessments into any learning programme will reduce the costs of training and improve the learning outcome. Coupled with our quality courseware and leading trainers, this partnership will allow us to offer a complete end-to-end accredited training solution,” David Rickersey, Client Director & Partner, Maguire Training.

Additionally, IKM will incorporate Maguire Training in its IKM TrainingLink™, allowing test-takers the ability to click on relevant courseware that is required, based on their test results.

Having completed the required integration and training sessions across both companies, IKM and Maguire Training are equipped to offer its end-to-end sales programmes to the UK immediately.

“IKM is pleased to be working in partnership with Maguire Training. We share similar objectives and customer service standards, so we look forward to rolling out our combined offering across the UK,” said Richard Newton, VP Europe and Middle East Operations.

About Maguire Training
Maguire Training is one of the UK’s leading training and development organisations. We specialise in tailored and bespoke sales training and management training programmes and offer a wide range of Business Solutions and solutions.Training professionals at Maguire Training have many years experience, specialising in key business development training, such as team building and leadership training. Their knowledge and expertise span various industry sectors.

For more information visit: www.maguiretraining.co.uk

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

IKM Americas
National Sales Director
Mike Walsh
Ph: +1 (262) 538-1914
Email: [email protected] 
IKM Europe
VP European Operations
Richard Newton
Ph: +44 (0)20-8401-1188
Email: [email protected]
IKM Australasia
VP Asia Pacific Operations
Frank Palinkas
Ph: +61 (3) 9580 1633
Email: [email protected]
IKM Africa
VP of South Africa Operations
Andrew Stark
Ph: +27 11 798 5486
Email: [email protected]