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BTS Sponsors 2015 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference and Shares Game-Changing Points of View at Four Featured Presentations

Friday, April 24, 2015 | Category :
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BTS, the market leader in assessment services, offers leading-edge and highly effective solutions that drive the talent selection and development required for superior strategy execution

April 23, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA- BTS, a leading strategy implementation firm, is a Diamond Partner at the 2015 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference on April 23-25, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The premier industrial-organizational psychology event will feature informative workshops, engaging keynote speakers and deep networking opportunities for the 4,000 professionals and students expected to attend. With industry-veteran speakers at four featured sessions and a booth presence, BTS will share insights on talent management trends and challenges, immerse attendees in high-impact tools for identifying and developing talent, and explore the components and results of virtual assessment centers.

Identifying and developing exceptional leaders requires focusing not only on people leadership capabilities, but also on the business capabilities necessary to execute on company strategy. Finding this crucial balance requires more than traditional assessment techniques can offer, and yet, selecting and developing the right talent has never been more critical. To provide the assessment tools and technologies that meet and exceed today’s business challenges, BTS—already a global leader instrategy execution—moved from a limited to a full scope player in the assessment market, and is now strongly positioned to deliver market-changing solutions.

In October 2014, the company acquired all of the businesses of Fenestra, Inc., a global provider of premier virtual assessment centers. Together with Fenestra’s innovative portfolio and capabilities, BTS’s suite of assessment solution ensure that organizations have the right people in the right roles with the right skills making the right decisions. Henrik Ekelund, President and CEO of BTS Group AB commented, “This acquisition marks an important step moving BTS towards achieving our vision to be the global leader in accelerating strategic alignment and execution.”

At the SIOP conference, BTS will share their innovative assessment approach, data-focused methodology and robust solutions portfolio that allow corporations to effectively link learning to performance and the bottom line. BTS senior leaders will present at the following keynote sessions:

  • Conducting an Assessment in the Digital Age: Learn how technology is changing the way we measure and what we measure. See how a candidate’s “digital footprint” can be used as an assessment tool.
  • High-Fidelity Simulations: Refining Leader Assessment and Development: Learn how high-fidelity simulations can allow organizations to assess and develop their leaders in a more effective, job-specific manner.
  • Measuring Performance and Potential: Exploring Integrated Assessment Systems: Which assessment tool is better at measuring participants’ performance and potential, the 360 survey or the technology-enhanced assessment center?
  • The Best of Frenemies: Discover how rival consulting firms can coexist, collaborate and succeed in the same marketplace.

The BTS Assessment Practice is led by Managing Director Richard Dapra, Ph.D., an industry veteran of assessment center design and implementation in business and government. Rich was one of the original officers of Development Dimensions International and a founder of Resource Analysis and Development Corporation. He has held the most senior level development positions at Pitney Bowes and Aetna. Most recently, he was the CLO at Liberty Mutual.

The Head of BTS’s Virtual Assessment Solutions, Sandra Hartog, Ph.D., was formerly President and CEO of Fenestra, Inc. With over 20 years of experience, she has served as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and other organizations, including Edward Jones, Bank of America, Kellogg’s, Merck Pharmaceuticals, MetLife, Verizon and more.

“We are delighted to be a top sponsor at the Annual SIOP Conference, “said Jonas Akerman, President and CEO of BTS USA. “The event will provide a unique opportunity to create a rich dialogue around how to identify talent, assess individual and organizational skill gaps, and design impactful training experiences that help leaders become great.”

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About BTS Group

BTS is a world leading strategy implementation firm. The company accelerates execution by ensuring the workforce is aligned to the strategy, has the right mindset, and has mastered the capabilities needed to deliver business results. BTS leverages customized business simulations and targeted experiential learning initiatives to develop the leadership, business acumen and sales skills necessary for superior strategy execution. Partnering with today’s leading corporations, BTS consultants bring passion and deep industry insight to deliver high-impact solutions that help clients achieve better results, faster.

Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, BTS has approximately 350 professionals in over 25 offices located on six continents. Partnering with nearly 400 organizations, including more than 30 of the world’s largest corporations, BTS’s major clients are some of the most respected names in business: Anglo American, AT&T, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Ericsson, HP, Rio Tinto, Sony, Telefonica, and Unilever.

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