The Business Journals Launches SelecTalent

Improving the Way Small to Mid-Size Businesses Hire Talent

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--()--The Business Journals recently launched SelecTalent, a candidate evaluation tool to help companies identify and hire the very best candidates.

The Business Journals is growing and diversifying its product offerings beyond media with SelecTalent. The tool follows recent trends in technological innovations at the company and is allowing business to grow beyond its 43 media markets.

“Our research shows that finding and keeping good employees is one of small to mid-size business owners’ top concerns,” said Jenn McGuigan, Chief Marketing Officer at The Business Journals. “SelecTalent alleviates some of this stress for our customers, while saving them valuable time and money in the hiring process.”

SelecTalent is different because it measures talent for a specific role. Talent reflects a person’s natural strengths, which can’t be taught like knowledge or skills. Talent will enable a candidate to become a high-performing employee and, therefore, is the real key to understanding a person’s potential.

SelecTalent allows users to send a 20-minute assessment to job candidates to reveal how their natural talents might impact their performance as an employee. The employer then receives an in-depth report that ranks candidates on categories like motivation, management and work style. The tool also allows employers to compare candidates on a personalized dashboard to guide their decision-making and select the best candidate for the job.

The tool is constructed based on a model of excellence, which means high achievers are studied and then assessments are created that measure candidates against the very best. The detailed reports are based on more than 40,000 interviews, job analysis surveys, focus group discussions and field observations to determine what attributes matter most in identifying excellent candidates for a given role. The tool is backed by a team with a combined 80 years of industry experience in talent assessment.

“We’ve worked with SelectionLink, the team behind SelecTalent, for more than 20 years across the company,” said Whitney Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of American City Business Journals. “Their proven approach aligns directly with our mission to help customers grow their business, advance their career and simplify their professional life.”

SelecTalent currently has assessments for inside and outside sales, administrative, customer service, manager and Commercial Real Estate Broker roles. For more information about SelecTalent, visit

About American City Business Journals

For more than three decades, ACBJ has been the nation's largest publisher of local business news and information, deploying more than 400 journalists across 43 major U.S. cities. ACBJ owns 40 business publications online and in print across the country that offer exclusive, in-depth business coverage. In addition, ACBJ owns and operates SportsBusiness Journal, SportsBusiness Daily, SportsBusiness Daily Global, Inside Lacrosse, NASCAR Illustrated and Hemmings Motor News. ACBJ is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. and is a division of Advance Publications, Inc., the parent company to Condé Nast Publications and more than 20 daily newspapers throughout the country.


American City Business Journals
Heather Bailey, 704-973-1893

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The Business Journals presents SelecTalent, a candidate evaluation tool to help companies identify and hire the very best candidates.

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American City Business Journals
Heather Bailey, 704-973-1893