PeopleAnswers Helps Ben E. Keith Boost Profits 48% Per Employee

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Over a 1.5 year study, new Ben E. Keith employees with higher scores on the PeopleAnswers assessment generated 48% more in gross profit dollars and 39% more in average sales dollars than all other new hires.

This study strongly illustrates the advantage PeopleAnswers gives any organization wanting to maximize the quality of hires and on-the-job performance. The Performance Profileā„¢, working in tandem with our industry-leading assessment, successfully predicted the next crop of great salespeople for Ben E. Keith. This is a formula we've replicated again and again with great success.

When the Ben E. Keith Company, a food distributor with over 3,000 employees in ten states, looked for a pre-employment assessment solution that could reliably identify top sales performers, PeopleAnswers offered the proven scientific methods that met and exceeded every expectation.

Celebrating 102 years of excellence in the food and beverage distribution industry, Ben E. Keith continues to expand its $1 billion business by marketing its services through internal sales representatives. To maximize their hiring dollars, company executives searched for an assessment tool that would help them identify future sales leaders with similar characteristics as their current top performers.

The predictive nature of the PeopleAnswers online assessment solution was uniquely suited to Ben E. Keith's need to hire new candidates with strong sales potential. PeopleAnswers predicts who the future top performers will be and helps reduce the number of time-consuming résumé reviews and interviews that HR managers might otherwise conduct during the hiring process.

Over a 1½-year study, new employees with higher scores on the PeopleAnswers assessment generated 48% more in gross profit dollars and 39% more in average sales dollars than all other new hires. Not only did the higher-scoring group have a stronger performance from day one, but they built and maintained a sizable sales advantage over their coworkers through the first full year in the position.

Dr. Jason Taylor, Chief Science Officer of PeopleAnswers, emphasized the importance of his company's methodology: "This study strongly illustrates the advantage PeopleAnswers gives any organization wanting to maximize the quality of hires and on-the-job performance. The Performance Profileā„¢, working in tandem with our industry-leading assessment, successfully predicted the next crop of great salespeople for Ben E. Keith. This is a formula we've replicated again and again with great success."

About Ben E. Keith:
Ben E. Keith Foods offers customers more than 20,000 food items in categories like dairy, fresh and frozen meats, frozen foods, produce, poultry, seafood, disposables, and restaurant equipment and supplies. A wide-ranging customer base includes white tablecloth and casual dining restaurants, hotels, schools, healthcare, and other institutional food distribution facilities. Learn more at http://www.BenEKeith.com.

About PeopleAnswers:
PeopleAnswers® provides next-generation web-based hiring assessments to help maximize the quality of every hire, reduce turnover, and streamline the selection process. Clients include HSBC, Macy's, Centex, Neiman Marcus, Tenet Healthcare, The Venetian Hotel, and Medtronic. For more information, visit http://www.PeopleAnswers.com.

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