Some TalentLens Testimonials
“We first tested our current machine operators with the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Tests to create a benchmark for candidates. The results gained from that really lined up with the individuals abilities which gave us confidence in the test. Since that time we test all individuals being considered for mechanical positions and it has become a useful tool in making our evaluation.”
— Bill Elam, Kar’s Nuts
Corrugated Services LP is the largest independent producer of recycled containerboard in the United States and has used pre-employment assessments for over 20 years. Kristi Schmidlap, Human Resources Manager for Corrugated Services, says that a high performance workforce is critical to their organizations. “In our business, equipment utilization is critical to maintain margins. Our plan maintenance personnel’s problem solving skills and the ability to think outside the box are keys to maximizing utilization. The Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test is essential in our hiring process to ensure we select the right candidates with these abilities. Our proactive approach to hiring has enabled us to select the right people for the right job helping reduce voluntary and involuntary turnover.”
— Kristi Schmidlap, HR Manager, Corrugated Services
“Your product has given us (H.R.) a fantastic tool to assess qualified candidates. In addition, the on-line testing is simple and convenient.”
— Pat Wilson, KTG Inc.
“We have found the Golden Personality Type Profiler to be an invaluable tool. The ease of online administration has made this a highly convenient and affordable way to screen applicants before committing to the high cost of bringing them on the field for further interviewing and evaluation.”
— Debbie Millman, Living Well Counseling Services
“We use online assessments to evaluate managers in the restaurant industry. Online assessments allow candidates the freedom to take them after work, which is typically after midnight or 1am for restaurant managers. The quality and structure of the reports and associated manuals (available online) provide very good guidance for follow-up interviews. The tests are reasonably priced and have become invaluable as a part of the hiring process.”
— Chester Kano, Yamada Group
“I always incorporate a measurement of critical thinking in my assessments. The ease of using the online Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking assessment makes the process flow far more smoothly and quickly than the paper form requirements. I greatly appreciate the online convenience and Pearson process.”
— Brian Connair, Organization Systems Development
“The Pearson assessment I utilized was specific to the required criteria presented on industry pre-employment assessments. As such, the assessment provided an accurate baseline for where the prospective employee was and where this person needed to be for successful employment in the desired industry of choice.”
— Nada Bizic-Teague, Learning Time Inc.
“We use multiple assessments online and have been for years. The ability to test candidates when it’s convenient to them is huge in moving along the hiring process on both ends. We use the Watson-Glaser assessment mainly in our Selection process. We value and promote the results we receive with the Watson-Glaser to our clients. Of course we use them ourselves when we have a hiring need. Keep up the good work.”
— Amy Feist, DRI Consulting
“The taking of the Self-Directed Search by our students was their first experience with a career assessment. Several of those whose career paths were “fuzzy” found greater clarity and direction as a result of the SDS.”
— John Harbison, Community Christian College
“The tests were simple to set up and use.”
— Edie Goldberg, E. L. Goldberg & Associates
“In my career as a psychometrist serving the education and manufacturing industries, Pearson has been unrivaled in providing effective, reliable, affordable instruments to suit all of my clients’ needs, including assessments of intellectual ability, academic achievement, personality, adaptive behavior, and talent assessment.
— Kieth Hilbun, Independent Psychometrist
“Pearson is a great partner in helping us meet our client’s needs. Their level of responsiveness is one of the highest customer service levels that we have seen in the assessment industry. Additionally, their deep domain and unparallel expertise in ability assessments such as the Wesman, Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal and Ravens solutions provides an invaluable role in us helping our clients select the right talent to drive strategy, sharpen organizational alignment between talent and resources, and accelerate the development at all levels of the leadership pipeline.”
— Sharon Sackett, MDA Leadership Consulting
“By using Pearson’s Differential Aptitude Tests for the last ten years our failure rates have dropped because we can identify unique abilities of a candidate as they relate to a specific job’s day-to-day function. The online version with automated scoring and feedback allows for greater accuracy and reliability and assures us that we are getting the most current norms and test protocols. The tests save us time and money, as well as increase our reputation in the marketplace.”
— Jane Sarber, Moore Norman Technology Center
“The Golden Personality Type Profiler is the cornerstone of the two-day Leadership Institute coordinated by the College of Engineering . This experience not only provides insight into students’ own behaviors and attitudes, but also exposes students to others’ personal preferences and potential strengths and weaknesses ”
— Nancy Schneider, University of Iowa – College of Engineering
“I have found the Golden Personality Type Profiler to be a valuable resource to our business partners, whether for facilitating healthy employee/ manager relationships, assisting leadership development in talent management, or in resolving team conflicts.”
— V.P. of Human Resources
“The Golden Personality Type Profiler is content-driven, and this allows me as a coach to easily customize the learning to the specific needs of the individual or group. The easy to understand report provides a solid foundation for dialogue and participant insight in a team development experience.”
— Director of Learning and Development
“With the BMCT test, it gives up a good ideal of what type of worker they may be. This helps to weed through the many applicants for the employer.
— Pamela. Franklin Buchanan, Henderson Community College
“I often provide consulting services for companies that have branches in diverse geographic locations. The ease and flexibility of the online assessment tools significantly enhances my effectiveness as a consultant while also saving me a lot of time on the road. My clients appreciate the high quality reports and feedback that these assessment tools provide.”
— Dan Lawson, Dean, Ashland University
“Using Pearson has stimulated a lot of discussion regarding job descriptions/objectives for the open positions. We are putting a lot more thought into our hiring process.”
— Dotty Miller, Centurion Industries, Inc.
“The new Watson Glaser test is now easier for our testers to use. The ability for a test to be submitted even if the tester does not answer the demographic questions is a big improvement.”
— Carissa Payne, Raymond James
“Pearson’s aptitude tests help “weed out” bad hires, thus reducing bad hires and saving on the bottom line!”
— G. Kennedy, The Rock-Tenn Company
“The tests have allowed us to focus on a tighter, more qualified, group of candidates when hiring. It saves us time, money, and we end up getting the right hires – and that’s worth a lot.”
— Matt Jordan, Ecklers
“As a long-term user of Pearson, our institution couldn’t be more happier with the quality of customer service and products offered.”
— Tonisssa Sweat, Bowling Green Technical College
“I really appreciate the fact that you carry the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test. It is a long-recognized standard in the industry. It has been very helpful in recognizing non-degreed talent for promotion into technical positions.”
— Robin A. Johnson, SPHR, Avicenna Technology, Inc.
“The service provided by our customer relations representative is outstanding. She is consistently provides solutions and connects us with the appropriate personnel for technical issues. The assessments measure the appropriate skills needed for the jobs and provide a good picture of how the candidate measures against others of the same category.”
— Pat Nangle, Farmers Group, Inc
“The DAT is an extremely helpful tool in assessing a wide range of cognitive and technical skills. Our organization has found the reports to be quite useful in differentiating excellent candidates from those that may not be as well prepared for a variety of positions.”
— Dr. Frank Cushing
“I have used the Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test for several years now. I find that it is a good assessment tool for use with my clientele.”
— Sue Richardson, Bayaud Industries, Inc.
“It has been a smooth transition from Harcourt to Pearson. Outstanding on-line testing! If any issues occur they are taken care of immediately! John Toomey, Christina McCumber and Paula Oles all provide excellent service. Christina is a godsend. Love the on-line flexibility. I just had a client in Singapore take an assessment remotely and it was as if he was in my office.”
— Ted Maday, MDA Leadership Consulting
“Using this on-line assessment worked out great. The client found the system easy to use, and the descripitive results helped us to analyze and apply the data nicely.”
— Stephen Glicksman, Women’s League Community Residences
“I have used the Pearson tests, especially the Golden Personality Type Profiler. It was well received by my clients. I find the information invaluable, easy to understand and easy to explain and present to the client.”
— Rhonda York, Women’s League Community Residences
“Pearson is fantastic!”
— Pam Tatro, On Point Tech
“The assessments that I use from Talent Assessment are incredibly well received at the highest levels of leadership and have been doing so for many years.”
— Bruce McCormick, OD Resources, Inc.
“I use the Golden Personality Type Profiler on a regular basis. The information that this report generates allows me to take coaching to a new level. It is a critical part of my overall assessment package.”
— Michael Scarpone, Scarpone and Associates
“Tests are easy to administer and score, Watson-Glaser test is a good assessor of mental ability and critical thinking skills.”
— Stephen A. Laser Associates
“We have been using Pearson for over 5 years if not longer. The Assessments have proven time and time again to be beneficial in our hiring process. I recommend Pearson if you are looking for great Customer Service and a variety of assessments for any need.”
— Angela Morabito, Automated Packaging Sys.
“We have found our experience working with Pearson to be rewarding and productive. They have been accommodating to our requests and willing to work with us to find creative solutions.”
— Stephen Dahl, Strategic Team-Makers
“We believe in the validity and reliability of these assessments. We use them with practically every client project we have in different ways that meet the needs of the project from Organization Development to Career Coaching and more. We even use them to hire our own employees.”
— Amy Feist, DRI Consulting
“Our workshops based on the results of the Golden Personality Type Profiler continue to receive the highest ratings and reviews by our clients… even when the respondents have taken the assessment multiple times before. The user friendly on-line process produces insightful reports that are extremely useful in teambuilding and leadership development programs.”
— K. Biddle, Comcast
“As a consultant who partners with organizations to select the right people for the right roles, the WGTCA has been predictive in determining whether people have the problem-solving skills to be successful in today’s, fast-paced environment.”
— Amanda Jay, Hay Group
“The use of on-line assessment has allowed my consulting company to provide clients with a more timely product and it saves me time as well.”
— Marc Just, Consortium for Human Strategies, Inc.
“I have investigated different kinds of assessments for various industries. Pearson are thorough, precise, professional and a very effective tool in the integration of cultures, transitioning workplace merges, and boosting productivity through greater understanding of the potential of your existing human capital.”
— Yadira Kinkade, Working Together Employment Consulting