IKM has partnered with Caliper to add personality tests to its existing range of employment assessments

London – UK – Tuesday, September 26, 2006 IKM, a leading provider of web-based employee and candidate knowledge measurement solutions and services, and Caliper UK, a provider of personality assessments and consulting, today announced a partnership that will allow the mutual distribution of their respective employment tests.Known for its flagship product, IKM TeckChekTM, IKM’s solutions are used for pre-hire testing, employment testing, pre-training and post-training testing and certification. Offering assessments for knowledge, skill, aptitude or attitude for disciplines such as IT, sales, clerical, computing or call centre, IKM will now add Caliper’s personality assessments to its growing range.

Caliper’s in-depth personality and sales profile assessments provide objective information on an individual’s strengths, limitations and motivations from a psychometric perspective. With over 25,000 clients such as Avis and FedEx, Caliper is ranked as one of the most advanced tools for matching personality to job performance.

Likewise, Caliper will also include IKM’s knowledge assessments in its offering.

“Caliper wanted to extend its existing personality tests to include knowledge-based assessments. After an extensive review we selected IKM for its advanced adaptive assessment methodology and blue chip client base,” said Oery Nidam, Business Development Director, Caliper EMEA.

Integration of the assessments by both companies is currently underway, with online availability via IKM’s and Caliper’s websites expected by October, 2006.

“Both IKM and Caliper are leaders in their respective fields. Partnering will allow us to mutually introduce our products to a new customer base, while broadening our offering for existing clients,” said Dr Marie-Paule Donsimoni, CEO, IKM.

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 Caliper
Caliper’s personality assessments and consulting expertise can help you recruit, develop and manage people more effectively. Our assessments delve below surface impressions to give you a clear understanding of each individuals inner motivations and strengths as well as any unseen areas for concern.When used in conjunction with detailed job descriptions/competency frameworks, we can discuss with you whether your candidate or employee really has what it takes to succeed in a particular role. We are uniquely placed to provide in-depth verbal feedback at this, or any other stage, in the process and we will provide you with solid suggestions for maximising each individual’s potential. For more information visit: www.caliper.co.uk

IKM AmericasChief Operating Officer USA
Ken Strauss
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Richard Newton
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