Keen Hire Press Release..We Are Officially Launching KeenView

KeenHire to Launch KeenView™ Behavioral Interviewing & Selection Software at Upcoming HR Technology Conference & Expo
First software solution designed to improve recruitment & selection and eliminate bad hires in high tech sales, engineering and leadership positions.


Chicago, IL – September 12, 2008 – KeenHire, a full service talent management solutions firm announced today that it will debut its behavioral interviewing & selection software solution at the upcoming HR Technology Conference & Expo in October put on by Human Resource Executive magazine. The product has also been entered into the Annual Top Human Resource Products contest.

KeenView is a proprietary, web-based software solution for human resource executives, hiring authorities and executive recruiters in the high tech industry. The system employs job benchmarks, scientifically proven assessments, and behavioral interviewing and selection best practices that reduce the time, cost and negative impacts of making a bad hire. The solution ensures that high tech sales, engineering and leadership jobs, as well as the ideal candidates, are well defined – diving deep to include not just the required skills and experience, but also values, behaviors and cognitive abilities that must be present in the right candidate.

Last year, employment turnover cost the U.S. economy a trillion dollars. The estimated costs of hiring the wrong person for the job run from three to seven times a person’s salary. “This is especially true in high tech. Making a bad hire isn’t just an inconvenience. It can devastate an organization, resulting in lost sales and alienated customers,” stated Margaret Graziano, KeenHire’s founder. “That’s the primary reason why 64% of companies today say that addressing the talent shortage is their number one objective,” Ms. Graziano continued.

KeenView helps companies define its fundamental purpose for filling a job by identifying the key performance indicators and core functions for the role, then determining how the ideal candidate will think, interact, solve problems and get the work done. Additionally, the program allows you to ascertain how your candidate is motivated - which if matched in the appropriate role, leads to employee satisfaction and an improved customer and team experience.

Developed as a software as a service, (SaaS) KeenView is a customizable database of 450 targeted interview questions, 25 core behaviors and 5 behavioral modes: thinking, interacting, acting, motivation and leadership capacities. The output is an accurate determination of whether the candidate has the ability to operate within pre-defined behaviors. Unlike other products that do not promote or empower the end user (the hiring manager or high tech recruiter) to build their own questionnaires, KeenView offers the flexibility of adding specific industry, company or role related questions to customize each interview for the job.

“The person you’re about to hire may bring the skills & experience you need, but if he isn’t likely to function well on a team or fit into your leadership and succession plan, and you don’t use a behavioral interviewing model to find out, you could be headed for disaster. High tech companies committed to winning the war for talent are implementing systems and operating practices that leverage their ability to attract, select & retain the best. That’s where targeted selection and KeenView make a huge impact. Employing these best practices ensures discerning hiring choices and improves hiring batting average by 85%,” Graziano concluded.

About KeenHire
KeenHire delivers talent selection solutions to corporate leaders and executive recruiting professionals whose businesses depend on making the right hire the first time. Using a set of carefully developed and proven job benchmarking and assessment instruments combined with proprietary behavioral interviewing software, KeenHire clients eliminate flawed hiring procedures, accurately assess the performance of potential new hires, free themselves from costly hiring mistakes, and bring difference makers to the table with unprecedented success. For more information please visit www.KeenHire.com.

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Comment by Amitai Givertz on September 14, 2008 at 11:12pm
Margo, this is fantastic news!

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