-Recognized for Executive Assessment Program-

Pittsburgh, 11.04.14 – A Select International client, Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC), has been awarded the 2014 Human Resource Management (HRM) Impact Award for its executive assessment hiring process.

SHC partnered with Select International to develop and refine its Leadership Competency Model and created an Executive Assessment (EA) process to measure critical competencies.

“The SHC Executive Assessment has helped us leverage data to analytically model which leaders best fit critical roles as our organizational transformation evolves,” SHC Chief HR Officer Dean Carter said.

“The results are used by our senior leadership team and CEO to make key selection decisions. We are honored to accept this prestigious Award and thank SHRM, SIOP, and their respective Foundations for the recognition. I also thank all of those involved, including our internal team along with our consulting partners at Select international. Together, we were able to blend the finest aspects of innovative assessment science with SHC’s transformational business needs to craft the ideal leadership team for our future,” Carter added.

The HRM Impact Award program is a collaboration among the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the SHRM Foundation, and the SIOP Foundation. SIOP and SHRM share a deep commitment to promoting human resource management practices that contribute to the success of today’s global work organizations, making them better places in which to work.

About Select International

Select International develops employee assessments and hiring systems to help organizations identify, select and develop a strong, productive workforce. The company’s employee selection and development solutions include pre employment assessments, executive assessment, online interview training, manufacturing assessment tests, healthcare hiring assessments, customer service assessment tests, and tools to help organizations hire safe workers. Select International works closely with its clients to improve hiring at all levels, and across all industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, customer service, energy, retail, transportation and logistics, and distribution. Select International is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, and maintains offices throughout North America and around the globe. For more information on Select International, call 1-800-786-8595 or visit

About Sears Holdings Corporation

Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer focused on seamlessly connecting the digital and physical shopping experiences to serve our members wherever, whenever and however they want to shop. Sears Holdings Corporation is home to Shop Your Way, a social shopping platform offering members rewards for shopping at Sears and Kmart, as well as with other retail partners across categories important to them. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation, with more than 2,000 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada.