Wonderlic Celebrates 75th Year Anniversary

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Wonderlic is proud to announce the celebration of its 75th year in business.

“As a leader in
the testing and
assessment industry,
it is our responsibility
to constantly push
the envelope to look
for new solutions and
to take risks.”

E.F. “Al” Wonderlic founded Wonderlic in 1937 when he developed the Wonderlic Personnel Test as a part of his Doctoral thesis at Northwestern University. As word of mouth spread about how effective this test was at identifying talent, he and his wife, Winnifred, began printing and distributing it from the basement of their home. Three generations of family leadership later, Wonderlic is proud to be the nation’s leading employment and educational test publisher, providing tests and software that have enhanced the employee and student selection process of over 60,000 organizations worldwide.

A study by the Family Business Institute reveals that only 12 percent of family owned companies make it into their third generation. That number drops to only 3 percent for companies who continue into their fourth generation.

The world has changed significantly since 1937. Over the course of the past 75 years, several members of the Wonderlic family have contributed to advancing the company and keeping the products relevant, without sacrificing the core values or goals of the organization.

“As a leader in the testing and assessment industry, it is our responsibility to constantly push the envelope to look for new solutions and to take risks,” says Charles Wonderlic, the company’s CEO. “We’re trying to build a vision, culture, and infrastructure that withstands the test of time, and that’s a very unique thing. We are extremely excited about what the future holds and are confident that the foundation that we have built will enable us to grow and prosper for many generations to come.”

As part of the company’s 75th anniversary celebration, Wonderlic is sponsoring a week of giving, with employees donating much needed items to local charities including Nicasa, Libertyville Township Food Pantry, Toys for Tots, Save-A-Pet, and HCR Manor Care.

About Wonderlic
Wonderlic, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois and a founding member of the Association of Test Publishers. The company provides assessments that measure cognitive ability, personality, behavioral reliability, basic skills, opinions, satisfaction, work readiness and more. Wonderlic assessments are integrated with many of the most popular cloud-based applicant tracking systems and are administered by thousands of organizations and schools across the nation. In its 75 year history, Wonderlic has delivered over 250 million assessments and surveys for more than 60,000 organizations, government agencies and accrediting bodies. For more information, please visit http://www.wonderlic.com.

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