Press release, 8 August 2014Oikotie Työpaikat, the leading job service in Finland, part of Sanoma's recruitment media, is expanding its service range with Assessio, a developer of work psychometric tests. The joint jobseeker testing offering from Sanoma and Assessio helps employers select the best candidates from among jobseekers and helps jobseekers find their most suitable career path and jobs.Sanoma has signed a cooperation agreement with Assessio, a developer of work psychometric tests. From now on, Assessio tests will be available through Oikotie Työpaikat. The service will also include a career test for consumers; the test allows jobseekers to find out what career is the most suitable for them on the basis of their personal characteristics."Through the agreement, we can provide our customers with a more comprehensive recruitment solution, all the way from media presence and the application process support to testing of the candidates," says Mika Ruokonen, director in charge of Sanoma's recruitment business. "With the career test for job seekers, we provide a better service to consumers who can utilise the test results in their job seeking process,” says Ruokonen."The agreement is a great opportunity for us to get new customers through Sanoma's effective sales channels. Assessio is a leader in the Swedish and Norwegian markets in the sector that promotes job-related assessment. The agreement signed with Sanoma will help us grow our market share in Finland, too, and will also substantially improve the dialogue between Finnish companies and jobseekers, and help achieving career goals for both of them”, says Ph.D Kimmo Feldt, Managing Director of Assessio Finland.The annual number of job-related assessments in Finland is about 250,000 per year. The number of tests is likely to increase because online testing is convenient and applicable to many purposes, and people are increasingly interested in testing and developing themselves."The joint project of Sanoma and Assessio has substantial commercial potential. It provides us fantastic opportunity to innovate and develop psychological testing further, and to search for a wider user base for testing in Finland," says Mika Ruokonen.More information:Mika Ruokonen, Director, Recruitment Business, Sanoma, tel. +358 41 447 5652Kimmo Feldt, Managing Director, Assessio Finland, tel. +358 44 994 9954 Oikotie.fi is a marketplace for apartments, vehicles and jobs online. Oikotie.fi is part of Sanoma Digital – Finland, which gathers together Finland's most popular online services and more than 200 professionals in electronic business. Sanoma Media Finland is the most multichannel media company in Finland, well-known for its leading brands. We provide information, experiences and entertainment through magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, the Internet and mobile channels. Sanoma Media Finland is part of Sanoma, a European forerunner in consumer media and learning.Assessio is Scandinavia's leading job-related assessment provider and consulting company, which focuses on promoting business-critical person selection, performance management, individual development, leadership development and the development of the organisation's support systems.
Sanoma and Assessio join forces in psychometric testing business
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