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October 2013

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Reflect Highlights

HR Executive winner seal for top HR product

  • Admissions Officers: The Reflect tool can help candidates describe themselves in a more structured manner and illustrate how their strengths and experiences are an asset to the program.

  • Program Directors: The Reflect tool can help you create orientation activities, craft cohorts, and build development programs targeted to your class. Because Reflect helps students actively develop their leadership skills, your students’ classroom and team performance will be stronger.

  • Career Services: The Reflect tool helps students develop the skills that are most important for their specific career path and skills prospective employers seek. Reflect can be used with or without a facilitator to help maximize your resources.

Reflect® Self-Assessment and Development Tool Named a Top HR Product of the Year

GMAC joined forces with Hogan Assessments to develop a tool that evaluates personal and professional soft skills imperative in today's workplace. The Reflect® tool was named a Top HR Product of 2013 by Human Resource Executive magazine.

“This is a terrific honor and wonderful acknowledgement from such a leading authority as Human Resource Executive,” said Andrew Martelli, GMAC vice president, new product development. “GMAC and Hogan set out to create a tool not only grounded in science but also accessible with or without a facilitator, presented in the language of business and directed at professionals or students looking to strengthen their soft skills to further their educational or professional aspirations.”

Reflect wins top HR product of year awardThe Top HR Products of 2013 contest aims to acknowledge the best and most innovative human resources products. The editors of Human Resource Executive reviewed and assessed all submissions and product demonstrations to identify the industry’s most groundbreaking solutions, evaluating products on their ease of use, innovation, and value add.


“Reflect by GMAC is unique to the market. This solution gives today’s professionals the ability to understand their strengths, identify areas for improvement, and work to proactively develop their skills."

- Ryan Ross, vice president of Global Alliances, Hogan

Today’s young professionals must be prepared with not only the technical knowledge, but also the soft skills and self-awareness that are often indicative of success in management roles. Reflect is an interactive, customizable competency solution. Reflect provides a personalized action plan, career development resources, and a benchmarking section so participants can compare their scores against high-performing professionals across 14 different career paths.

"With Reflect, Hogan and GMAC have shown how assessments can help even the most recent entrants to the workforce gain the strategic insight to guide their own careers and reach their professional goals," said David Shadovitz, editor of Human Resource Executive.

Read the story from Human Resource Executive magazine.

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