Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (February 21, 2008) — Clients expectations for more complete solutions and better integration among providers are rapidly evolving in the Human Resource marketplace. In order to accelerate our status as a leading provider of HR selection and development solutions in this rapidly changing environment, Assess Systems as decided to combine forces with Merlin Technologies (www.merlintechcorp.com). Merlin’s mission is to create recruiting and development solutions of indispensable value for its clients by combining high-quality providers like Assess Systems into a seamless suite of integrated offerings.

Assess Systems is now the foundation and flagship division of Merlin. Dr. Dave Bigby remains the president of Assess Systems and is a member of Merlin’s Board of Directors. Dave and the other principals of Assess Systems are significant investors in Merlin.

“As a firm, we thought the time was right for us to take this action. We are excited with the possibilities this gives us to accelerate the development of our product and service offerings, to improve our integration with complementary and synergistic providers, and to continue to provide the best possible service to our clients and partners. This will allow us to do more, be even better and accomplish this at a faster rate than on our own.” – Dave Bigby

About Assess Systems:

Assess Systems is an innovative software and consulting firm providing talent selection and people development solutions including: competency modeling, selection process design, entry-level assessments, competency-based professional and managerial assessments, sales assessments, leadership development, 360° feedback, succession planning, performance appraisal and executive assessment and coaching. For more than 25 years, Assess Systems’ organizational psychologists have assessed millions of people in a broad spectrum of industries and positions spanning 42 countries and supporting 16 languages. For additional information, please call 972-233-6055.