Queensboro Shirt Company Client Story

Before I started using the Wonderlic test, I didn’t have a single employee who had been with me for more than three years.

Client-at-a-Glance

Founded in 1982 by college student Fred Meyers, The Queensboro Shirt Company has become the nation’s leading source for high-quality, customized, embroidered apparel at affordable prices. With a four-piece minimum order, free embroidery, and a ten-year unconditional guarantee, Queensboro provides businesses, institutions, organizations, and individuals with a wide variety of custom-embroidered products. Queensboro’s low minimum order, fast turn-around, and personalized service have fostered long-term relationships with many of America’s best-known companies and organizations. Queensboro is headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Company-Wide Morale Boost Attributed to Wonderlic Tests

Fred Meyers, founder of Queensboro Shirt Company, began using the Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT-R) to hire customer service representatives who handle custom orders and deal with questions and problems that arise on a daily basis. He was so pleased with the results of those initial hires that he began using the Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT-R) for all employees, including managers, accountants, and the operators who run high-tech, computer-based embroidery machines.

Since he began using the Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT-R) in hiring, he has seen a dramatic reduction in turnover. “Before I started using the Wonderlic test, I didn’t have a single employee who had been with me for more than three years,” Meyers says. “Today, I have several employees who have been with me for a decade.”

“There’s cost with turnover that people don’t often talk about,” Meyers says. “There’s the psychological cost to morale in the workplace. When people see their co-workers coming and going like there’s a revolving door, it’s really bad for morale. Since I’ve been using the Wonderlic Personnel Test in hiring, my employees see a workplace where people stay. That’s so important.”

Meyers credits the Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT-R) with helping him find the best employees for the job.

“I’m a big fan of Wonderlic,” Meyers says. “The main thing I’ve learned is that if a person doesn’t have the basic skills to do the job, all the other things like a great attitude and a wonderful personality don’t matter. Using the test eliminates that question for me. I’m not saying, ‘This person seems right, but can they do the job?’ Now I know for sure.”