University System of Ohio Talent Development Network

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USO Talent Development Network is a state-wide workforce development system facilitated through Ohio’s public Two-Year Colleges and Adult Career Centers. USO TDN members offer products and service through a variety of “Best in Class” nationally and internationally recognized human capital development firms to provide integrated talent management services to employers and individuals at an affordable cost. There are over 900 Assessments available through the participating vendor partners allowing the Testing & Talent Assessment Center to support employers with the targeted tools to address the full range of Talent Management needs from Screening, Selection, Training, Development, and Succession Planning for their organizational performance and workforce development. For more information, please visit

Assessments and Talent Acquisition – Solutions to Evaluate, Select, and Develop the right people

Candidate/Employee Screening: Criminal, Verifications, Social Security Trace, Employment Credit Reports, Motor Vehicle Records Search, Investigative Searches, Workers Compensation, Drug Screening, I-9 Processing, etc.

Pre-Hire Selection: Identifying the best candidate using industry-focused assessments that identify preferred Work Style, Personality/Behavioral, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. A wide variety of instruments that reveal a candidate’s attributes, skills, competencies and performance to provide insight into the potential for success on the job.

Assessments of Knowledge and Technical Skills: Evaluation tools that can identify candidate’s strength and weaknesses in relation to a targeted knowledge area or skill set. Use in screening, training and development purposes and available in General, Sales, Manufacturing, Customer Service, IT, and virtually any industry sector.

Assessments of Abilities: Measurement of specific abilities including numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning, analytical and cognitive ability. A valuable resource in determining a candidate’s trainability and problem-solving skills.

Job Profiling/Job-Person Matching: A process providing a job analysis based on tasks, work context, behaviors, attributes and competencies. It provides the framework for the pre-hire or promotion selection process by providing a comprehensive job description, behavioral interview questions, key competencies of the job, and targeted assessments to use to match the candidate to the job.

Performance Management: Employee appraisal systems and tools to identify performance strengths and development needs, competency development, development plans, and succession planning.

*The Testing & Talent Assessment Center would be pleased to provide consultation on the matching of any of the assessment tools to your needs.

USO/Talent Development Network Partners

ACT WorkKeys
The USO Talent Development Network Resource Center manages the contract for WorkKeys enabling state-wide reporting on over 70,000 Ohioans that have earned the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) credential. USO TDN member schools throughout the state administer tests that lead to NCRC credential which verifies that an individual has essential core employability skills in Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information. WorkKeys® system is used by thousands of companies worldwide to help select, hire, train, develop, and retain a high-performance workforce.

ATG builds productive individuals and organizations by helping you select precisely the right person for every job, build more effective teams, strengthen leadership, facilitate organization change, improve employee productivity and commitment, and operate at peak performance with lower costs. ATG partners with some of the world's leading assessment vendors to enhance and extend the value of their products.

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. Offering the industry's most diverse catalog comprised of hundreds of professionally developed cognitive, personality, biodata and multi-rater feedback assessments from more than 50 top publishers.

A number of USO TDN member schools are Pearson VUE Testing Centers. Pearson VUE delivers millions of high-stakes tests a year across the globe for clients in the licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulatory, and government testing service markets. It boasts the world’s leading test center network, with over 5,000 test centers in 165 countries.

Ramsay Corporation
Ramsay Corporation is a privately held human resources company that has served over 4,000 clients, including one-third of the Fortune 100 companies. This test publisher has developed diagnostic and selection tests and performance assignments for operators, technicians, and maintenance groups. Offering attitudes, knowledge, management skills, and team membership quality tests.

SHLPreVisor provides pre-employment screening tests and employee assessment solutions that help organizations connect employment decisions with business results. Following the rigorous standards of industrial-organizational psychology, SHLPreVisor's assessment testing accurately predicts on-the-job performance and supports fair hiring practices. Our products are used by more than 10,000 organizations worldwide, including over 100 of the Fortune 500.

Sterling Infosystems
Sterling Infosystems, Inc. is the fourth largest provider of employment and student screening services, background investigative services and occupational health services in the United States. Sterling provides customers with a one-source solution to effectively onboard and manage their workforce. We annually perform millions of background checks, drug tests, and other key verification, screening and assessment services.

Vocational Research Institute offers solutions that enhance career and educational planning, improve employability, and result in better opportunities and more positive outcomes for individuals.