http://www.ontohr.eu Try Out OntoHR! BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN EDUCATION AND WORKPLACE OntoHR is a personnel selection and training platform that takes an individualized approach to the assessment and development of job knowledge. On the basis of cutting edge semantic technology, OntoHR provides detailed personalized assessment and training of essential technical competencies and related job knowledge elements that are required for a certain position.Background Benefits for OrganizationsCurrent employee selection practices concentrate mainly on · OntoHR is a powerful tool to pre-select applicantsbroad educational qualiﬁcations and testing of dispositional · Applicants are evaluated and ranked based on their real,characteristics. These, however, are often too crude for valid job knowledge, resulting in greater person – jobpurposes of personnel selection. Therefore the OntoHR demands – abilities fit.approach utilizes job knowledge as a predictor of future Job · OntoHR cuts selection and initial training costs, by itsPerformance. Job knowledge, as opposed to disposition, has enhanced applicant – position matching and personalizedthe major advantage of being malleable, thus allowing for a training modules.person centered approach to personnel selection. With the · Tests are customized to the requirements of a particularhelp of novel semantic technology, applicants’ real previous positionexperiences (both professional and educational) and their · Tests are adaptive and fully personalizedGeneral Mental Ability (GMA) are evaluated against specific · Based on the evaluation a personal training programme isjob requirements (job knowledge based technical offered to applicants.competencies) for a particular position (see Figure 1 below). · The OntoHR concept is based on years of solid academic research in the fields of HRM and IT. Benefits for Applicants · Easy to access, online interface · Easy to use and straightforward test environment · Comprehensive presentation of results · Personalized learning plan for knowledge deficiencies · Supports fair and ethical testing Steps for a successful Pre-Selection Figure 1. Job Knowledge mediates the relationship between 1. OntoHR JOB MODELLING: Set up structured job knowledge GMA, training experience and the expected job performance requirements for a particular position 2. OntoHR ASSESSMENT: Based on the job model we testWhat does OntoHR offer? candidates job knowledge and GMA· Customizable, adaptive job knowledge test 3. OntoHR EVALUATION:· General Mental Ability test a. Pre-select employees or candidates for the position· Applicant ranking based on integrated Job Knowledge and b. Provide a structured job knowledge evaluation report GMA test performance c. Provide feedback to candidates in order to improve their job knowledge· Automatic and tailored e-Learning content delivery on the basis of test results d. Provision personalized learning content on job knowledge elements· Cutting-edge semantic technology for job knowledge structuring, testing and, evaluation This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.