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Client Feedback & Testimonials

Over 50,000 business leaders Job Match to improve the selection, development and retention of TOP Performers. Below is what some of our clients (& partners of Profiles International) say about the benefits of working with People Values, our service, tools & using the assessments we provide by Profiles International.

Note:  Many of our clients have refused to provide comments, not because they aren’t satisfied and more successful using our employee selection and development tools, but because they just don’t want their competitors (like you) knowing what their secret weapon is. Be assured, we’ll offer you the same anonymity in the future when you are Job Matching TOP Performers and leaving your competitors in your dust…

Manufacturing & Technology
Manufacturing & Technology Testimonials:
The Best Crew Ever Leads to Award Winning Products & Rapid Growth

"I’m very glad I was referred to People Values a few years back by an SBA Advisor. I have a pretty damn good crew right now (the best we’ve ever had). We’ve used Job Matching to hire people in all different types of positions, from sales to production to our Tasting Room Server. In every instance, this system has helped us find and hire people that exceed my expectations and have helped us shatter previous revenue records and win some prestigious awards in our industry."


Iron Horse Brewery

Job Matching Helps You Align Management's Perspective on the Ideal Employee

"I have received tremendous value from the Customer Service Perspective. It has helped me to align senior management's perspective on what customer service should be throughout the organization. This has helped ensure that everyone understands the expectations of what customer service should be before we empower out people to execute."

HR Manager,

The Knotts Company, Inc

Solve Personnel Problems with the Right People on Your Team

"I wasn't sure it would work for us, but when I discovered Job Matching, we developed a new sales process and sales have greatly improved... I now have used People Values several times to do employee personality profiles. I'm not sure that's the right term but it's close. They have been incredibly accurate and have helped me solve some real personnel problems. I have a great deal of trouble discerning whether an applicant wants the job I am offering or if they just want a job. Grant's programs are an incredible aid in determining whether the person will be happy in the job and whether they will succeed. Grant is very professional and his results are amazing."


Carbide Processors

Every Hire (Except the One Predicted to Struggle) Has Become a Productive Team Member

"We knew Grant before he even opened People Values and once we heard how he planned to help growing businesses, we couldn’t wait to start hiring and partner with him.  We’ve since used Job Matching to hire in all positions from sales to engineering to administration.  All of the employees we’ve hired that the assessments said would become productive, have been long-term, successful hires.  And the one employee hired that Grant told us was not going to be a productive hire even with the education and all the industry experience, was fired after six months because of teamwork, motivation and low performance issues."

Co-Owner & HR Manager

Fluid Controls and Components Inc.

Wishing She Learned Earlier… People Really are the Most Important Ingredient in Bread

"When I first was referred to People Values, even though I thought Job Matching could help us, I told Grant that “I couldn’t spend that much on something that wasn’t an ingredient of bread.”  Grant told me that the people making the bread were the main ingredient.  I didn’t believe that was the case then…  A couple years later, after a few bad hires in key positions, I started using People Value’s services for hiring management positions and used them for years.  The information was clear, concise and dependable.  The reports allowed me to ask educated questions at the second interview.  When I followed the recommendations, we gained valuable team members.  When I believed my intuition was better, not so much..."

Previous Owner (has since sold the business & happily retired),

Coeur d'Alene Baking

Job Matching Doubles the Retention Rate of Salespeople

"We have implemented the Profile Assessment in our hiring process for our sales positions, and have found the tool to be very effective. In tracking our hires over the last year, when the Profile Assessment was used retention was twice as high over those hires that were made when not using the tool. We have been very pleased with the Profile Assessment and when properly benchmarked to the position would recommend it to others as well."

Manager of Strategic Recruitment,

Pella Corporation

60% Reduction in Turnover Leads to $2,00,000 in Savings through Job Matching

"…we have reduced our turnover from 44% to 28% in one year. That is a 60% reduction in turnover. This is approximately two-million dollars savings to OCE’."


OCE’ USA, Inc.

Try it Once & You Won't be Able to Live Without the SOS (especially if you drug screen)

"The supervisors now insist they be referred no one until the SOS test is administered! In addition, this test has helped our company reduce turnover by 50% over 1997 by weeding out high risk candidates and has saved us hundreds of dollars just in post-offer physical exams and drug screens alone. Even temporary workers are tested prior to entering our building."

HR Manager,

Clayton Corporation

When the Traditional Hiring Method Fails, Job Matching 'Clones' a TOP Performer

"...Recently we hired an engineer that went through our interview process. Within 3 to 6 months of hiring him, we sadly discovered that he wasn’t the person we thought we had hired. Although we feel this engineer has the right knowledge and education to do the job, he doesn’t have the appropriate behavioral traits we need for this position. Unfortunately, the decision to hire this engineer is costing the company a lot of money in lost productivity and in wasted training efforts and salary.

We were pleased to be introduced to the Profile XT. You took our best engineer, the one we would like to clone several times over, and assessed his thinking style, behavioral traits and occupational interests. The in depth information we received in the reports generated from this assessment helped us determine exactly what we were looking for in our next engineer that we needed to hire. With that profile, we assessed a candidate we liked and found the placement report to be very concise in seeing how closely matched this candidate was to what we expected for the position. The interview questions the placement report provides assisted us in maintaining a well organized and effective interview process. The Profile XT will help us make more informed hiring decisions and help us coach and develop our employees more effectively.

We also used the Step One Survey with our administrative position. We were able to determine not to hire the candidate based on some admissions she made in the assessment we would not have otherwise known about until it would have been too late.

We gladly recommend the Profile XT and the Step One Survey to other companies looking to reduce their turnover, reduce the amount of poor hiring decisions and increase the effectiveness of the coaching and development of their employees."

Human Resource Manager,

Strata Geotechnical Engineering and Materials Testing

No More Guessing on What Training Will Best Benefit Each Member of Your Team

"It [The PPI] has been an outstanding tool for helping me understand the behavioral styles of our staff. The reports are very user friendly and they provide me with a precise game plan for the type of training and management our people need on an ongoing basis – no guessing. It is providing us with a fast, accurate and user friendly tool that has saved us time, frustration and money."

Marketing Manager,


Pinpoint the Exact Reason Your Teams Struggle to Produce & Help Them Improve

"We conducted a series of benchmark tests by running the PTA on three different project teams that were disbanded months earlier. Each of the teams had distinct challenges regarding composure, attitude towards the customer, emotions and other non-technical issues. Profiles Team Analysis pinpointed exactly the same challenges as were demonstrated during the teams existence. Had we know before, what we learned after the fact, these team’s ability to perform effetely could have been greatly enhanced."

HR Manager,

Giffin International

A Much Happier, More Cohesive Team Leads to $100K a Year

"Prior to using your instruments, our rate of retention was 3 out of 10 technicians. It is now 7 our of 10… The other benefits for using your products has been a much happier, more cohesive work group which has resulted in an addition 5 percentage points of gross profit which for my department is well over $100,000 a year."

Branch Manager,


Help Managers Improve Performance With Fair & Broad Based Feedback

"...I would like to express how pleased we are with the Prevue Assessment (original Profile XT) and the Checkpoint 360 Feedback Program. Both tools have proven to be beneficial to our organization in a very short period of time. We have used the Prevue to assess internal candidates for a lead person position. The results had an impact on the interviewing team and caused us to change our minds on candidates. All of us believe that we chose the right person thanks to the Prevue Assessment.

Currently, our entire management team is going through the Checkpoint 360 Feedback program. We have found this to be an excellent way to provide fair and broad based feedback. The system has also helped in creating development plans once the feedback is completed. We truly believe that this process will assist our managers in reaching the next level of performance which ultimately affects the entire organization.

Any company interested in developing their human resources should take advantage of the above mentioned programs..."

Human Resources Manager,

Traex Division of Menasha Corporation

Job Matching Aids in Training, Improving Communication & Motivation

"I believe we have hired better, more reliable employees because we use your assessments. We also do a better job of managing and training, communicating, and motivating our people thanks to the information your products give us…we are improving productivity and the efficiency of every employee."


United Freight Service, Inc.

Profile 'Coaching' Reports help Managers Continually Improve a Team's Performance

"...Our division recently had all of our employees complete the Profile Survey from Profiles International. We found it to be a very valuable assessment of our employees behavioral strengths and weaknesses. The assessments helped us to match the best candidates for the new jobs were were establishing in our division reorganization. The Management report is great because it helps you manage each person that reports to you better. The report tells you what motivates them, whether they prefer direction or prefer to work independently and how to interpret their various responses.

In my experience, one of the greatest challenges you face as a manager is hiring and keeping good employees. The Profile assessments are a wonderful tool to improve your success rate in this area. How many time have you hired what you thought was the right person for the job - He or she had great experience, skills or education - but, later found out the person could not work on a team or they were not a self-starter. These behavioral issues that different people bring to a job are key to their success in different jobs. The Profiles assessment actually point the behavior issues out for you. People can learn new skills, but they typically do not change their core behaviors and know this up front can save organizations a great deal of money on hiring, training and turnover issues."

Program Manager,

Technology and Economic Development Division, TEEX

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