Refining the hiring process to win the war for top talent

    New service helps companies make the right choice the first time

    TORONTO, June 26 /CNW/ - Companies looking to win the war on talent have
a new way to take the guess work out of the hiring process, and make the right
hire the first time. vpi Inc. today is launching 1up Employment Advantage,
which combines sophisticated personality screening and skills assessment
testing to find the best match between employers and employees.
    More than half of small and medium size businesses currently rank finding
qualified labour as a top priority, according to the Canadian Federation of
Independent Business. There also is expected to be a shortage of qualified
candidates after 2011 as baby boomers start retiring, according to Statistics
Canada research released in June.
    "Companies are doing everything they can to retain existing talent and
find the best candidates," said vpi Inc. President and CEO Gail Rieschi.
"Finding a good fit between the job seeker and employer is essential for the
health and success of both the individual and the company. Increasingly,
employers are turning to pre-employment testing to assist in making sound
hiring decisions."
    1up Employment Advantage brings together two methods of candidate
evaluation. Job simulation exercises replicate real world conditions and tasks
and allow employers to assess the candidates' technical skills. Personality
testing helps determine if the candidate's work style matches the company's
corporate culture.
    "This unique combination of personality and job simulation assessment
provides employers with a much more complete picture about the candidate,"
added Rieschi. "They can reliably predict the chances of success."
    The 1up Employment Advantage program offers permanent recruitment,
temporary staff and payroll services support. For more information, visit

    About vpi Inc.

    Since 1988, vpi has been a leader in employment facilitation services
with a comprehensive range of results-focused solutions to maximize employee
productivity, manage disability claims and assist individuals find employment.
It is one of the fastest expanding companies of its kind with 32 offices, and
more than 180 full-time skilled experienced professionals across Ontario. The
company has a strong record of effectiveness; 95 per cent of outplaced clients
achieve new employment within 12 weeks, while 90 per cent of disabled workers
are successfully reinstated. For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: Josh Turner, Hugh Black, TRILLIUM Corporate
Communications, (416) 322-3030 ext. 232, 229,

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