KNOWLEDGEPOINT'S HRTOOLS.COM Adds Brainbench's Online Certification And Skills Assessment Services offers one-stop shopping for identifying, assessing and training

 Petaluma, Calif., August 1, 2000 — As the employment market becomes more skills-based, employers are turning to the Web for help identifying candidate skill levels. With the addition of Brainbench’s certification and skills assessment services to (, this virtual human resources department on the Web now offers managers the highest-quality, secure certification and computer-adaptive testing available online.

Through its partnership with Brainbench, now provides skills testing for more than 140 skill sets, including those in information technology, finance, health care, administration, management, customer service, sales, and more. Employers will benefit from the online convenience, instant results, large selection of tests, ease of use and flexibility in search criteria that help them target their recruiting and training.

"Employers are realizing they need to streamline their hiring process in order to move fast enough to compete for top talent," said Michael Troy, president, KnowledgePoint. "With these new services on, employers can clearly identify the skills they are seeking and quickly identify the best candidates."

"Online certification is growing at a tremendous pace," said Mike Russiello, president, Brainbench. "To meet this need and the growing trend towards skills-based hiring, Brainbench will continue to add to the depth and scope of our test offerings, which will expand to 450 tests by the end of 2000."

From assessing skill levels to writing job descriptions, obtaining salary information, doing background checks, offering online training — and much, much more. offers topnotch tools and resources in one place so managers can make the most of their time and efforts. "It’s one-stop shopping at," said Troy. "Every month, we add new functionality to keep the preferred site for managers and human resource professionals to go to get things done."

About KnowledgePoint and

 With the creation of, KnowledgePoint (a division of CCH INCORPORATED) plans to provide the most comprehensive, trusted and widely distributed online business center helping small to mid-sized employers manage their employees. Since 1987, KnowledgePoint has been a leading developer of knowledge-based human resource management solutions, providing Windows-based, intranet, Web and hosted employee management solutions for the enterprise, small businesses, HR professionals and individual managers. Visit

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