Our employee assessment instrument, The Simmons Personal Survey, has
proven in thousands of companies for 28 years to help identify and hire
top employees (for any job), resulting in: 1)
increased employee productivity, 2)
higher production quantity, 3)
higher product & service quality, 4)
increased sales, 5)
reduced turnover, 6)
less absenteeism, 7)
fewer labor disputes, and 8)
following are brief versions of testimonials and of research reports,
proving the value of the Survey in hiring top employees. If you
want more in-depth versions, click on this link: In-Depth Hiring
of the Surveys we have processed have been accurate and were verified by
other reliable information. The
Survey has consistently helped us hire good employees, reduce turnover,
greatly enhance performance, and increase customer satisfaction."
Howard, V. P. Human Resources, Wang's International, Inc. Memphis,
Survey helps to pick the best professional football players.
In the last five years, 90% of the NFL players drafted have been
Surveyed. “One year I personally validated 132 Surveys.
I asked their coach, advisors, and people that knew them very well,
“How accurate is this description?”
All 132 were validated as accurate.”
the professional teams who have used the Survey are the Miami Dolphins,
New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, and Dallas Cowboys.
Collegiate teams include among others, U.C.L.A., Tulane, University
of Oklahoma, and University of North Carolina."
Survey helps hire the right people, reducing turnover. Methodist
Hospitals, in Memphis, TN, reduced their critical care nursing turnover
from 65% to 15% within 18 months using the Simmons Personal Survey! In
fact, they have consistently held it down for 17 years." Charles
T. Kenny, Ph.D
Methodist Hospitals, Memphis, TN, the Survey by itself, correlated with
the job performance of hospital nurses by .68.
This is a remarkably high correlation with overall performance, since
other factors such as health, experience, education, and intelligence also
affect performance. They
have now used the Survey for 28 years and have found it to consistently
increase the productivity of their nursing staff." Simmons
Management Systems Research Statistic.
using the Survey for hiring, MAPCO, a large convenience store chain,
decreased their turnover by 89.3% (from 171% to 19%), saving them
approximately $92,686.25 per month and $1,112,235.00 per year! Simmons
Management Systems Research Study
measurement produced tremendous turnover reduction. We totally
integrated the Simmons Personal Survey into our Human Resource procedures,
using it specifically at three levels.
job applicants were narrowed down to three, all were given the Survey.
We used it for every position, from entry level throughout
we originally began by giving the Survey to all of our existing
management, we could see how the Survey scores related to success in
our stores. We knew what
we were looking for in an applicant, and could choose the one who
would fit best. We
also used the Survey to help us know which employees were really ready for
promotion. Within 18 months, the Survey was the key to reducing turnover
from a crippling 172% to a manageable 70%."
Sumpter, Management Consultant.
Survey Helps Companies Succeed Financially: "The Survey has
helped us decrease our employee costs.
At the same time, it has helped us increase productivity, sales,
and profits." Susan
Dailey, Personnel Director, Shirlo Incorporated, Memphis, TN.
the Survey for promotion decisions dramatically reduced turnover.
the six months after we started using the Personal Survey, we did not turn
a single manager.
After starting to use the Survey, we only had 2 turnovers in a 3
year period of time.
[a reduction in turnover by 89%] Wes Crane,
Human Resources Consultant.
company has been using the Simmons Personal Survey on a regular basis
for hiring supervisory personnel and have been very pleased with the
quality of employee the Survey is helping us to obtain. We use
the Simmons to answer questions in three critical areas: Can the
person do the job? Will the person do the job? Will the person
fit on the team? Serious paradigm shifts are necessary to make TQM
successful. We feel the
Simmons Personal Survey is the tool that can help us do that."
Steve Fleming, VP Human
Resources, CSR American Aggregates.
we have begun to use your Survey, rarely have we made a mistake in hiring
the wrong individual. Short
term employment with our company has decreased dramatically.
There is no doubt in my mind that the “pennies” I pay you, for
your survey pays for itself a hundred times over." Burton
L Bank, President Chesapeake Interlink, Ltd.
that we believe are good candidates for a management position are
brought to Richmond for four days in our Corporate Management
Awareness Program. With
220 stores in 26 states, we can’t possibly get to know all of them
personally. The Survey
backs up what we think we know or points out character traits
that we would not be able to discover, even with interviews and the
five day training.
Survey is a great tool for us because it gives us additional information that we
have found to be true to character.
The Survey shows us how they relate to people, which tells us
how they might handle customers and employees.
We look for what kind of leadership potential they have to
handle the hiring and training end of the business also.
When you spend over $5,000 in time and resources to train each
manager, it’s disheartening to find that, after 3 months, someone
else has offered them another $2,000 and off they go.
The Survey helps us avoid that.
grown from 500 to 620 managers in one year and we’ll be doubling our
size with the next 2 years. The
Survey has helped us find the very best caliber person that is suited
for this kind of job." Gray
Rawlings, Vice President of Administration, S
& K Menswear, Richmond VA
Simmons Survey has been a primary component in our selection process for
over 16 years, especially with management."
Nellie Miller, Director of Human Resources,
Landau Uniforms, Olive Branch, MS.
used the Survey for hiring, training, promotion and team building for over
Human Resource Manager, O’Sullivan Industries, Lamar, MO.
Survey helps me place employees into jobs where they can be most
In this way, strengths can be best utilized and limitations are
minimized. The Survey also
helps me assess readiness for advancement."
Ring, President, Ring Can Corporation, Oakland, TN.
you wish to read further, we have many more testimonials, more in-depth
testimonials, and more research findings relative to hiring at the
following link: In-Depth Hiring