Duracell Remotes Client Story

June 14, 2018

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Using Wonscore, we are now retaining 4 out of every 5 employees that we offer a position to, which has dramatically reduced our onboarding costs, as well as the time-consuming process of interviewing the wrong candidates.

Wonderlic Assessments Help Duracell Remotes Dramatically Reduce Both Onboarding Costs and New Employee Turnover

CHALLENGE
Duracell Remotes was struggling with retaining new employees. They were either losing, or letting go of 4 out of every 5 employees hired within a month of their start date. Between training and onboarding costs, the company determined that new employees do not begin to provide a return on investment until well into their fourth month of work. So, this continuing fast-paced turnover was quickly becoming a costly problem. They needed a way to ensure they were focusing on the right people upfront, and avoid having uncompetitive candidates go through the entire hiring process and be offered a job.

APPROACH
In order to weed out non-motivated individuals as well as those that didn’t have the appropriate cognitive skills for the position, Duracell Remotes began using Wonscore® assessments from Wonderlic to test their applicants prior to bringing them in for an interview. Unless the candidate scored at an adequate level on the Wonderlic assessments, in addition to having the career and educational background for the open position, they did not waste valuable time on a face-to-face interview.

RESULTS
Since adding Wonscore testing to their hiring process, they have transitioned from losing to retaining 4 out of every 5 candidates they have hired. This has reduced their onboarding costs dramatically, as well as the time-consuming process of interviewing the wrong candidates. It has been so successful, in fact, that the method of pursuing only those candidates with appropriate Wonscores has become company policy. In addition to narrowing down the applicant pool, Duracell Remotes has found that Wonscore provides incredible insight into candidates’ business and leadership acumen, pinpointing both their weaknesses and strengths. It also offers the executive team a better understanding of how to best communicate, and most importantly motivate, each employee based on their personality type.

“I cannot thank you enough for introducing us to the Wonscore platform.” – Stephen Bozek, National Sales Director