IKM opens its operations in the Middle East to address a growing expatriate workforce.

London – UK – Friday, November 30, 2007 IKM, a leading provider of online employee and candidate knowledge measurement solutions and services today announced the establishment of its Middle East operations, centered in Dubai, to address the increasing need to validate skills of a growing expatriate workforce.Offering the ideal environment for globalization of resources, The United Arab Emirates is experiencing rapid growth in the economy, placing the need to establish an infrastructure to maintain high skill levels for a sustainable future.

Pivotal to this process is the measurement of skills and knowledge of existing and potential employees. With the ability to establish detailed strengths and weaknesses, better choices can be made for training, hiring, benchmarking, project team management, and certification – ensuring a quality and consistent workforce.

Offering a unique and sophisticated assessment methodology and detailed test results, IKM’s knowledge measurement solutions are perfect for the Middle East environment.

“IKM’s tests offer the greatest level of detail on the assessment-taker in the shortest possible testing-time. This is imperative for the Middle East’s fast-track environment,” said Nader Khedr, VP, IKM Middle East Operations.

Known for its flagship IT solution, IKM TeckChek™, IKM offers assessments in most industries and disciplines including sales, Project Management, ERP and basic computer skills. Assessments can quickly and easily be combined or tailored for unique business environments.

IKM will introduce its assessments and services to the Middle East via conferences, information and consulting sessions as well as other communication programs. Additionally, a dedicated website for the Middle East will be launch in early 2008.

Key attractions for Middle East organizations are the ability to substantially reduce the cost of training through pre-and post training testing, and improve employment outcomes through pre-screening.

“The introduction of IKM in the Middle East has gone well beyond our expectation. Already acquiring several major accounts, we are now up-scaling our operations to meet the demand. We couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome and the positive feedback from our clients has been tremendous,” said Khedr.

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 EMEA 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]
IKM Middle East
VP Middle East Operations
Nader Khedr
Ph: +971 4 3454234
Email: [email protected]