SOURCE: PeopleClues

PeopleClues

December 03, 2012 07:00 ET

PeopleClues Helps Mike's Carwash Enhance Its Candidate Screening Processes to Identify a High Level of Talent

Mike's Carwash Replaces Paper-and-Pencil Assessments With PeopleClues' Comprehensive Job-Fit Assessments to Reduce Turnover and Improve Productivity

WOODSTOCK, GA--(Marketwire - Dec 3, 2012) - PeopleClues, an industry leader in workplace assessments, today announced the release of its latest case study, "Mike's Carwash Cleans Up Recruiting and Candidate Screening Processes with Help from PeopleClues Pre-employment Selection Assessments." The study focuses on how Mike's Carwash, one of the first established carwashes in the U.S., worked with PeopleClues and its partners, The Chrysalis Corporation and Success Performance Solutions, to improve its recruiting processes through the use of online assessments that are seamlessly integrated into its application process.

To ensure that it identifies best-fit individuals for its front line, customer service and entry-level positions, Mike's Carwash has long relied on pre-employment selection assessments as part of its recruitment practices. However, the company utilized paper-and-pencil assessments, which required hiring managers at remote locations to fax the assessments to headquarters for scoring and results. Recognizing the need to streamline this process, Mike's Carwash partnered with PeopleClues to move the assessment stage online and reduce the time and effort spent on assessments.

By working with PeopleClues and its sales skill and leadership assessment providers, Success Performance Solutions and Chrysalis Corporation, Mike's Carwash modernized its assessment practices and added PeopleClues' web-based, user-friendly candidate selection assessment to its screening process. Now when the company's estimated 41,000 applicants per year complete online job applications for its full-time and part-time opportunities, they also complete a PeopleClues assessment to determine their level of fit, giving the company deeper insight into the skills, behaviors, and characteristics that make an individual successful.

"We've definitely experienced increased quality of hire and reduced our turnover rates using pre-employment assessments," said Tom Wiederin, Human Resources and Recruiting manager for Mike's Carwash. "After reviewing the way that we analyzed assessment results, combined with some additional compensation and benefits changes at the company, we were able to reduce turnover by 25 percent in one year. We attribute much of that improvement to PeopleClues."

"Organizations are challenged to quickly identify the individuals who not only meet the requirements of the job, but also show the behaviors, attitude and personality that will make them a right fit with the company culture," said Julie Moreland, president of PeopleClues. "Like many companies, Mike's Carwash recognized the value of PeopleClues' assessments in helping them make better-informed hiring decisions and ensure high-quality candidates are identified and placed into the right positions."

PeopleClues has made the full case study available for download at: http://peopleclues.com/pdfs/MikesCarwash_CaseStudy_102312.pdf

About Mike's Carwash
Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, Mike's Carwash Inc. operates 41 locations in Indiana and Ohio, and is the 4th largest exterior-only carwash chain in the US. Widely recognized for its award-winning customer service, the company has plans for additional facilities for 2013, including its first location in Kentucky.

About The Chrysalis Corporation
Since 1998 The Chrysalis Corporation has been an industry leader in providing pre-employment assessment solutions to companies in a wide variety of industries. Whether you are a small company who hires only a few individuals each year, or a larger organization that is constantly in a hiring cycle, The Chrysalis Corporation will assist you in creating a cost-effective, customized assessment process that is specific to your needswww.chrysaliscorporation.com

About Success Performance Solutions
Success Performance Solutions is a leading provider of employment testing, leadership tests and evaluations, and applicant tracking software for small business. Established in 1996, Success Performance Solutions consistently differentiates itself from the competition with exceptional customer service and its proprietary CriteriaOne® Whole Person Approach. From the small mom-and-pop business to companies with up to 5,000 employees, we deliver best practice solutions and prompt, courteous, and reliable service. And our founder and president Ira S Wolfe is recognized as one of the industry thought leaders in employee assessment and workforce trends. www.successperformancesolutions.com

About PeopleClues
PeopleClues is a global provider of employment assessments for measuring job fit, attitude and level of engagement for candidates and employees. These assessments are built for pre-employment screening, career development, team development as well as training and development. Based in Woodstock, Georgia, PeopleClues provides the assessment tools that allow thousands of companies in 8 countries to make better hiring and training decisions. PeopleClues has also recently launched an industry game changer with its "ACE" "Automated Candidate Experience" product providing Clients a huge strategic advantage in allowing their candidates who have taken the assessments to instantly receive personalized information on how to improve the way they present themselves in their resume and interview. PeopleClues strategic partners include PeopleMatter, Insperity (formerly known as Administaff), CareerBuilder, Bond International (formerly known as VCG Software), Success Performance Solutions, Reliant, Luceo, Prophecy Healthcare, Avionte and Getting Hired.

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