TALX eSeminar Explores the Link between Assessment Tools and Successful Business Leadership

ST. LOUIS (March 2, 2011) —

WHO: TALX, provider of Equifax Workforce Solutions and a leader in human resource, payroll and unemployment tax-related services

WHAT: Will present a complimentary eSeminar, “Dell on Development — Tools and Best Practices for Cultivating Leadership and Avoiding Derailment.”

WHEN: Tuesday, March 8, 2011
11:00 a.m. ET (10:00 a.m. CT; 9:00 a.m. MT; 8:00 a.m. PT)

WHERE: Registration details are available at:

In this complimentary TALX eSeminar, speakers from global technology giant Dell, leading test publisher Hogan Assessment Systems, and pan, a TALX company, will review leadership assessment from two perspectives — cultivating leadership and avoiding derailment. Attendees will learn what tools exist within all levels of the organization to identify potential leaders and help them understand their own strengths and weaknesses. Speakers will also provide guidelines for identifying and avoiding derailment at the top leadership levels and share research that uncovers character traits of successful leaders and which personality defects are associated with poor leadership.

Talent manager, Brandy Agnew, will describe how Dell’s internal leadership development strategies and assessment practices have helped them become an industry leader. Agnew joins Hogan Assessment Systems vice president of consulting, Ryan Ross and pan chief science officer, Reid Klion, Ph.D to help attendees understand how they too can leverage and interpret leadership assessments to identify and nurture leadership and avoid derailment.

Presenter Brandy Agnew joined Dell in 2003 and has worked on numerous strategic projects including Dell’s succession management process. She has been responsible for high potential talent strategy and development, including designing and deploying global top talent programs and processes across the enterprise. Agnew is responsible for the executive coaching practice at Dell and has managed the global employee engagement survey. She has also participated as a thought leader on the HR integration teams for Dell’s M&A Activity.

Hogan Assessments executive Ryan Ross is an authority on talent assessment for employee selection and leadership development. As vice president of consulting, he is responsible for coordinating the delivery of consulting services to Hogan’s client base and insuring service delivery quality. He has held various positions at Hogan for the last 14 years and prior to joining Hogan worked within the construction, and gas industry doing various HR/OD roles.

Reid Klion, has been involved with pan since its founding in 2000, and provides psychometric and science-based oversight in the development of internet-based personnel assessment systems and is involved in internal and external consultation on assessment system design, psychometric issues, and test implementation. He is actively involved in industry scientific and regulatory affairs and plays an active leadership role in a number of professional organizations. Klion has published extensively, presents regularly at international professional conferences, and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

This complimentary webinar is part of the ongoing series of eSeminars 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 www.panpowered.com 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 electronic time tracking, 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, access the TALX website at www.talx.com, or visit the Equifax website at www.equifax.com.

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