IKM ATACTM (Assess-Train-Assess-Certify) improves the training and certification process by utilizing existing skills and eliminating wasted training

New Jersey – USA – Friday, July 28, 2006 IKM, a leading provider of web-based employee and candidate knowledge measurement solutions and services, today announced the release of IKM ATAC™ (Assess-Train-Assess-Certify), a training and certification methodology that improves the efficiency of HR initiatives.Already offering leading knowledge and aptitude assessments to blue chip clients for candidate and employee testing, IKM now incorporates a proven methodology to maximize the output of training and certification programs.

Using a four-stepped approach, IKM ATAC™ facilitates the initial assessment of skill gaps, identifies individual training requirements, and provides follow-up assessments to determine the extent of which the training need has been met. Participants who satisfy the defined criteria throughout the process are awarded certification.

Through the identification of employee’s strengths and weaknesses at job task level, IKM ATAC™ allows the development of tailored training programs and homogeneous classrooms. Not only will this ensure that course content is relevant, but will also increase the uptake of knowledge and reduce wasted resources.

“There is no need to put every employee through a ‘one-size-fits-all’ training and certification program. IKM ATAC™ allows customized programs that provide greater results for the business and the employee,” said Dr Marie-Paule Donsimoni, CEO, IKM.

Unlike traditional training and certification programs, IKM ATAC™ identifies individuals who already possess the desired level of knowledge. This eliminates unnecessary training and provides an opportunity to establish mentor programs.

“Using IKM ATAC™, we have revealed that an average of 15% of employees within an organization will not need training. A further 25% will only require training in a subset of the curriculum – further reducing training time and cost. Utilizing these skilled employees as mentors is a very efficient way of sharing knowledge across the organization,” said Donsimoni.

With the ability to leverage existing knowledge within an organization and focus resources where they are needed most, IKM ATAC™ has already been adopted by existing clients across the globe. For more information visit: www.ikmnet.com/solutions/certification.cfm or contact your local IKM office.