Mutual of Omaha and The Home Depot Improve Candidate Experience with pan Single Source Testing

ST. LOUIS (June 13, 2011) —

Jared Owens, senior director at pan, the assessment division of TALX, provider of Equifax Workforce Solutions and a leader in human resource, payroll and tax-related services

Will join human resources experts from Mutual of Omaha and The Home Depot to help recruiters streamline and maximize impact of the application process during a complimentary webinar, “Improving the Candidate Experience: Mutual of Omaha and The Home Depot Discuss a Single Source Testing Platform.”

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
2:00 p.m. EST (1:00 p.m. CST; 12:00 p.m. MST; 11:00 a.m. PST)

Registration and additional details are available at

Using talent assessments to evaluate job candidates can sometimes prove to be a real juggling act, with multiple providers to manage and differing practices to consider. Employers can offer a simpler process, improving the candidate experience without compromising the quality and depth of insight they gain. During this hour-long complimentary webinar, The Home Depot and Mutual of Omaha will share how they are leveraging pan’s single source, multi-publisher testing platform to effectively assess candidates’ abilities and characteristics, gain efficiencies in the application process and reduce turnover rates.

Webinar attendees will hear how The Home Depot uses the new platform’s business process modeling to manage and automate the application process as candidates move through a combination of proprietary and off-the-shelf assessments on the way to an interview. They will also learn how Mutual of Omaha recruiters and staffing managers save time and improve the candidate experience by packaging varying assessments from multiple publishers into a single, targeted decision engine for any given position.

Speaker and senior director, Jared Owens is responsible for product management and new product features and vision at pan. As a product expert and customer education representative, he also serves as a resource for the IT group during client projects. He is joined by The Home Depot’s Organizational Effectiveness consultant, Natalie Bourgeois, Ph.D. and Peter D. Timmerman, Ph.D. and HR consultant for Mutual of Omaha Companies.

“Improving the Candidate Experience: Mutual of Omaha and The Home Depot Discuss a Single Source Testing Platform” is part of the ongoing series of complimentary webinars presented by TALX.

About pan
pan, the assessment division of TALX, is a leading provider of wide-ranging talent acquisition, evaluation and development solutions for corporate and government clients worldwide. Since 2000, pan has helped thousands of clients select and grow employees through its advanced Internet-based assessments; tools for online and proctored testing, reporting and processing; as well as comprehensive human capital consulting services. pan offers the industry’s most diverse assessment catalog comprised of hundreds of scientifically validated cognitive, personality, biodata and multi-rater feedback tests from more than 50 top publishers. pan’s solutions are fueled by its robust web-based technology, which gives clients a powerful platform to deliver and manage human resource hiring processes and tests. For more information, visit or call 1-877-449-8378.

About TALX
TALX, provider of Equifax Workforce Solutions, a leader in human resource, tax and payroll-related services, is based in St. Louis. TALX holds a leadership position in automated employment and income verification as well as unemployment tax management. TALX provides over 9,000 clients, including three-fourths of Fortune 500 companies, with Web-based services focused in three employment-related areas: hiring, pay reporting and compliance. Hiring services include assessments and talent acquisition, onboarding, and tax credits and incentives. Pay reporting services include paperless pay and W-2 management. Compliance services include employment and income verifications through The Work Number, unemployment tax management and I-9 management. Equifax is a global leader in information solutions, empowering businesses and consumers with information they can trust. Equifax is a member of Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500® Index.  Its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EFX. For more information about TALX, visit, or

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