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Question: How much does it cost to hire a new employee?

Fact: The U.S. Department of Labor reports it costs organizations $5,000 to $7,000 to turnover an entry level employee; a figure 10 times what it was 20 years ago.

Working Woman Magazine, October, "Overall turnover has dropped 30% since we implemented the system." HR Manager, Great Southern Bank "A rate of 233% more driver with low scores were terminated for cause than those with high scores. High scorers also drove 27% more miles than those with lower scores." Director of Training NWCTC Career Training Center.



Question: Why would we need Scheig Associates when we already have an interview process for new hires?

Fact: The courts have been clear that the typical interview is, in fact, a test - a subjective test that some people will pass and some people will not - and most companies would find it very difficult to demonstrate the validity of their interview.  The Scheig interview introduces demonstrable validity into the process.

"One aspect of a Scheig assessment is that its questions and structure are such that the assessment is not racially, culturally or gender biased." Davey Mitchell, Los Angeles Urban League "The Scheig system eliminates some of the liability from our hiring processes as the test helps to remove any prejudice allegations." President, Hoaglund Electric, Inc. "We had a candidate who had complained about having been discriminated against in previous situations. We had doubts about his suitability and the Scheig assessment confirmed he was not a good candidate and it provided us with an objective evaluation that helped us avoid a discrimination charge." Assistant Superintendent, East Valley School District "Using the Scheig system we have reduced our interviewing time by 75%." VP Operations APG Electric



Question: How will Scheig Associates increase my productivity?

Fact: High performance employees are 200% to 300% more productive than their barely acceptable counterparts.

"We are taking the time to interview people who score high on the Scheig assessment, but who have previously been rejected because of their background. These people are proving to be superior performers, people who are helping our company's profitability." Manager of Organizational Learning, Alliant Foodservice "Productivity on our Red Blugg project was the highest we have seen on a multimillion dollar job. We only had $1,000 of workmen's compensation losses." President, Kearney Electric Company



Question: How much does it cost to train a recent hire?

Fact: Ten years ago, the average expenditure in training per employee was $504. For high tech industries, the average cost rose to $911 per employee. Training is expensive and we have come to understand that the belief that anyone can be trained to do anything is just not so and is a very poor use of training dollars. It makes much more sense to start with the “right” people.

"With high performance new hires, the training time has been reduced by nearly 50% from 12 days to 6 days." Director of Operations, Sysco Food Service "Every person we've hired since implementing Scheig's program has completed our 90-day orientation period. This has never happened before." Director, Hermann Hospital Child Care Center



Question: How do I pronounce the name of your company?
That’s easy. Pronounce the word ‘shy’ and then make the hard ‘g’ sound and you’ve got it! It’s the last name of the founder of the company –Richard Scheig- who researched and developed this completely unique, exceedingly simple, and remarkably accurate assessment tool that is saving our clients millions of dollars every year.



Question: Does Scheig associates offer any help in the interview process as well?
Yes. In addition to the time-saving assessments, we also provide the employer with specially-formulated interview questions to utilize when the candidate’s assessment score is high enough to call for an in-person interview.


Question: What does turnover actually cost my company?
According to the Society for Human Resource Management, when all the costs are added up (including but not limited to recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training and lost productivity), each $8.00 per hour employee outlay is about $3,500. The bottom line: it is very expensive to hire an employee that turns out to be a poor match for the unique requirements of the job. When you become a hiring expert, your company begins to keep the dollars it used to be wasting. That’s what we will help you do.


Question: Is the Scheig system proven?
Absolutely yes! The Scheig system has a proven track record of success in every client industry we serve including our Caregiver hiring system developed for the Comfort Keeper organization. Please read the quotes and testimonials in these messages, all are from franchise owners/operators. Clients consistently report dramatic improvements in productivity and profitability while achieving dramatic reductions in turnover and the extra time & costs related to training.


Question: Is the Scheig system cost effective?
It’s more than cost effective. We are in business to make you more money. Sure, we are saving our clients’ money in turnover, training, and administrative costs, but when utilizing our expertise in helping you hire a more productive, profitable, high performing workforce, you are also increasing your profits exponentially. That is what our clients have consistently reported over the past three decades. How’s that for cost effective?


Question: How do the Scheig hiring and performance systems differ from other ‘tools’ on the market?
As stated above, we provide the only comprehensive, behaviorally-based system that includes a job specific per-employment assessment. Here’s what that means: our assessment (which takes between 20-30 minutes of the applicant’s time, not yours!) will identify the people from within your applicant pool who possess the specific job behaviors that match those of known top performers that do the same job. Personality tests do not and cannot provide you with this valuable perspective, which is really the only information that matters most to you: is this person likely to do the job and do it well? And while personality tests, psychological assessments, and interviews can often be fooled, our powerful assessments cannot be faked or fooled. We are the experts at these assessment tools and they’ll help make you an expert at hiring. 


Question: Do your assessments meet federal hiring guidelines?
Yes, they do… perhaps even more that the testing methods used by others for one simple reason: our assessments focus like a laser beam on the actual job being applied for. The assessments are completely neutral when it comes to race, gender, and age. They are about helping you decisively determine whether or not the applicant has the same behavioral approach of a top performer for that particular job. In fact, Scheig Associates offers full indemnification against legal judgment of adverse impact for proper implementation of the tools.