Sentinel will use IKM’s assessments to enhance its recruitment process and ensure the quality of its candidates.

London – UK – Thursday, November 2, 2006 IKM, a leading provider of web-based employee and candidate knowledge measurement solutions and services, today announced a partnership agreement with Sentinel, a recruitment company specialising in Pharmaceuticals, Engineering, Telecoms and IT.Used for pre-hire testing, pre-training and post-training evaluation, skill audits, project resource planning, benchmarking and certification, IKM’s assessments will be incorporated by Sentinel in its candidate evaluation process as well as value-add services.

IKM offers assessments for skills, knowledge, aptitude and attitude and is available for most disciplines including IT, Sales, Project Management, ERP or Basic Computer Skills.

“Sentinel will use IKM’s assessments to maintain its high standard of quality candidates. These assessments offer an incredible amount of detail of a candidate’s strengths and weaknesses. This clearly means we can provide further technical pre-screening of our candidates adding to their long-term suitability and ultimately providing superior service to our clients,” said Guy Morley, Business Development, Sentinel.

Unlike other solutions, IKM provides the greatest amount of feedback of a candidate’s or employee’s exact strengths and weaknesses in the shortest possible time. It is this level of feedback that provides the true insight to facilitate better decision-making.

Sentinel will use IKM TeckChekTM, the leading IT assessment solution, and will create its proprietary Human Intelligence DatabaseTM (HIDTM) that will allow searches, reporting and analysis to shorten the recruitment cycle for its clients.

“IKM’s unique methodology offers recruitment agencies a clear differentiator. Improved visibility of a candidate’s skills allows more accurate resource placements in a shorter timeframe. We are delighted that Sentinel has selected IKM as its business partner.” 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:

About Sentinel
From its inception in 1997, Sentinel has focused on specific technology markets. Our vision was – and continues to be – for our recruitment consultants to completely immerse themselves in their chosen niches. They talk the language of their clients and completely understand their clients’ specific needs. Through investing in relationships with clients and candidates, Sentinel has come to dominate recruitment in its technology markets, and more recently Telco, Pharmaceutical and Engineering.

Working out of our offices in the City of London, our Key Accounts Group is based close to our major clients. From here, Sentinel develops its value-added and outsourced services, and acting as a Master Vendor, 1st or 2nd Tier Supplier or Matrix Supplier to a growing portfolio of Blue Chip and financial clients. For more information visit

IKM AmericasChief Operating Officer USA
Ken Strauss
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IKM EuropeVP European Operations
Richard Newton
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Frank Palinkas
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IKM AfricaVP of South Africa Operations
Andrew Stark
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SentinelBusiness Development
Guy Morley
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