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Shaker Achieves Oracle Validated Integration With Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service

Company Offers Customizable Pre-Employment Assessment Solution for Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service

CLEVELAND, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 06/04/14 -- Shaker, a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of its Virtual Job Tryout® solution with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service, a component of Oracle Talent Management Cloud. Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service helps the largest and most demanding enterprises meet their talent management needs with global consistency and local flexibility.

To achieve Oracle Validated Integration, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customers.

Shaker's Virtual Job Tryout is an interactive pre-employment test delivering a customized employment brand message while providing organizations with the insight to identify the best qualified job candidates in less time. The solution enables candidates to "test drive" a variety of realistic demands for each position, delivered through multi-method, simulated work samples. As candidates complete the experience, their responses are captured, scored and presented in reports that predict how well the individual can perform the demands of the job.

Through this integration, Shaker clients utilizing Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service can deliver the Virtual Job Tryout to candidates directly as part of the application flow, or by invitation from the recruiter, within the Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service environment. Shaker developed this unique capability to meet increasing client demand for greater configurability in the assessment process, delivering Virtual Job Tryout in the applicant flow for high candidate volume positions and recruiter invitations for lower volume positions.

"Virtual Job Tryout was developed to be fully customizable, enabling organizations of all sizes to leverage the unrivaled configurability and strong predictive power of our assessments to find right-fit talent," said Shaker co-founder Brian Stern. "Our latest integration with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service enables the largest and most complex organizations to transform their hiring practices, deliver an improved candidate experience and provide enhanced process efficiency for all involved. Shaker has always strived to be at the forefront of the assessment space, and we are proud to deliver this functionality within Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service."

"Achieving Oracle Validated Integration gives our customers confidence that the integration between Shaker Consulting Group's Virtual Job Tryout and Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service is functionally sound and performs as tested," said Kevin O'Brien, senior director, ISV and SaaS Strategy, Oracle. "For solutions deployed on-premise, in the cloud, or both, Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process that helps to reduce deployment risk and improves the user experience of the partner's integrated offering."

About Shaker
Shaker is a leader in developing custom simulations for pre-employment testing. They bring science to talent. Their proprietary and award winning Virtual Job Tryout presents candidates with a day-in-the-life experience that educates and engages the individual, while obtaining a work sample that predicts job-fit and competencies critical for success. Virtual Job Tryout has been deployed across most industries for positions from entry-level to mid-management. Clients benefit from reduced administrative effort, increased new hire retention, and improved quality of hire. More information can be found at http://www.shakercg.com

About Oracle Validated Integration
Oracle Validated Integration, available through the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), gives customers confidence that the integration of complementary partner software products with Oracle Applications and specific Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions have been validated, and the products work together as designed. This can help customers reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review partner integrations. Partners who have successfully completed the program are authorized to use the "Oracle Validated Integration" logo. For more information, please visit Oracle.com at http://www.oracle.com/us/partnerships/solutions/index.html.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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