"I have used Ulmer & Associates, LLC to assist in hiring the right people for four years. The profile tests for new hires have given me great insight into their personalities and work traits. I started using the Sales Indicator assessment for sales when I was Sr. Vice President of Sales. Since working in Sales Leakage Consulting, we have used the testing process for account managers, customer service people, and supervisory positions. Jack Ulmer has been available to discuss results and be a good sounding board."
One of my clients said, “We dodged some bad hires by using this system because the results told us things we weren’t detecting in the interview. Later on, the coaching documents have proven to be dead on for the work habits we observed once the person gets into the job.” Thanks for the help, Jack.
Sales Leakage Consulting
Author – Speaker
Our organization of under 50 employees is small, but complex. About 5 years ago we started working with Jack to establish a compensation plan and employee evaluation systems and enact more thorough hiring analysis. The programs Jack provided have given us a firm base on which to build our Human Resources department.
MMS Consultants, Inc.
Iowa City, Iowa
For a small employer, hiring employees can be an important, if not the most important, task to be accomplished. At The Financial Group Inc., it takes almost two years of training to get an employee to be a real contributor to our company. If that person leaves within the first couple years, it is expensive. In a small company, this type of turnover leads to a reduced quality of life for the owner and co-workers.
Since we started using Ulmer & Associates, LLC, we have substantially reduced turnover and have employees that like their jobs. We believe that the hiring process is not just filling the position and providing the candidate with an income, but a common effort to match the right person to the right position.
By using assessments of successful employees to form a job profile, we can make sure the new employee will not only be able to do the job but will find that it fulfills their personal and emotional needs on a daily basis. That means happy employees and long-lasting employees. Many times the assessments are counter intuitive. That is why "triangulating" the success profile from current employees is important. The confidence I have when finally offering a position to a candidate comes from knowing that the quality of both of our lives will be improved and it will be a long term relationship.
The Financial Group Inc.
September 17, 2007
To Whom It May Concern:
I am delighted to take the opportunity to recommend Jack Ulmer with Ulmer & Associates, LLC and Profiles International. I started Photo Pro in 1981, and over the last 26 years, we have grown significantly.
There have been three things that have made a significant impact on my life and my business. Over the past several years, I have made many changes to my business management. Photo Pro implemented a point of sale system, and I worked with Action Coach International to discover more effective ways to lead my business development. But the single most important factor in my business growth has come from Ulmer & Associates, LLC and Profiles International, who have given me the insight & ability to hire more competent and professional staff, from top to bottom. Using the Profiles Step One Survey II assessment tool, I am able to determine whether or not a candidate is a good fit for my business environment and the specific position available before I hire them.
In the past, I had to work long and exhausting hours. Having a qualified, trustworthy, and reliable staff has allowed me to delegate more work to my employees, allowing me to become more efficient and have the freedom to run my business and still have some time off. Profiles International gave me the ability to run my business, instead of it running me.
Jack has been incredibly insightful and has been able to provide a business perspective which has allowed me to manage my own business more efficiently.
I could not recommend Jack’s services more enthusiastically.
Owner, Photo Pro
Vector Corporation uses the Profile XT on the Web as part of the final process in selecting candidates. We have been very pleased with the information the Profile XT provides. The Profile XT tells us of an individual’s thinking style, behavior traits, and interests. Vector can then determine which of the candidates will be the best “fit” for our job. Since the Profile XT tells us about the candidate’s learning style, we adapt our training so the employee can learn most effectively.
Vector recruits candidates nationally. Having the Profile XT on the Internet allows us a quick turn-around time. We can easily schedule the assessment, have the candidates complete the assessment, and receive the results, all on-line. The thorough reports we receive, often within hours of scheduling the assessment, helps us fill the vacancy quickly.
Vector has used the Profile XT on the Web for over five years and highly recommends it as an effective assessment tool to evaluate candidates.
Ms. Pat Heyer
Human Resources Manager