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SelectWrite Will Help Companies Assess Job Candidates’ Writing Ability

WINDSOR, Conn., April 2, 2015—LIMRA and LOMA today have launched a new assessment tool that will evaluate the job candidate’s ability to communicate effectively in writing.

SelectWriteTM is different from other writing tests in that the scoring is completely automated, using artificial intelligence to:

“In today’s business world, email is the number one way we communicate within our organizations, to our customers and others,” said Ina Allison, PhD, director Employee Assessment, LOMA Assessment and Development Solutions.  “Writing effectively is possibly the single most important skill for business people.  SelectWrite offers hiring managers and HR professionals an easy-to-use tool to assess a candidate’s ability to write and be assured they can appropriately represent their organization.”

How it Works

Job candidates are given prompts that are in the form of business situations and asked to respond in an email message.  The email format for the response closely resembles the type of writing that the candidate would need to perform on the job. Once the test is finished, an online report is available immediately with an overall hiring recommendation and evaluation on candidate’s writing ability.  The writing sample(s) is rated on the following dimensions:



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LIMRA, a worldwide research, learning and development organization, is the trusted source of industry knowledge, helping more than 850 insurance and financial services companies in 64 countries. Visit LIMRA at

About LOMA 

Established in 1924, with 1,200 plus member companies in over 80 countries, LOMA is committed to a business partnership with its world-wide members in the insurance and financial services industry to improve their management and operations through quality employee development, research, information sharing, and related products and services. To find out more about LOMA and the learning opportunities it offers, visit LOMA’s Web site at

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Catherine Theroux

Director, Public Relations

Work Phone: (860) 285-7787

Mobile Phone: (703) 447-3257

Brooke Lacey

Senior Public Relations Specialist

Work Phone: (860) 298-3920

Mobile Phone: (413) 530-6184

Bailey Reed

Public Relations/Social Media Specialist

Work Phone: (770) 984-3788

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