Retention Results

Applicants who score well on our assessments have lower turnover rates. We prove this with validation studies which we perform when requested as a courtesy to our clients.

If your organization is hiring more than 200 new employees each year, our experts at the Wharton School can conduct a validation study to show how well our pre-employment tests predict retention and turnover. There are two ways we can conduct validation studies.

In the first we ask current employees to take our pre-employment test and then match their score with supervisor ratings of their performance. The second uses fresh data from a year (or so!)’s worth of new hires which were hired using the Optimize Hire Pre Employment Test as an initial screening tool. Then, as in the first method, we match those test scores with supervisor ratings and analyze. Both are efficient, proven methods.

Time and time again, we've shown that a higher Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Test score corresponds with a lower likelihood to leave the job and create turnover.

 

39% lower turnover

Applicants at this large company in the Southern US were 39% less likely to leave the company if they scored well on one of the Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Tests. There were about 150 applicants studied in this sample.

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16.1% less likely to turn over

This data from a 2018 study with over 400 participants at a large company showed that people with high scores on this Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Test were 16% more likely to intend to stay in their job for the next year or two.


51% less likely to turn over

This data is from a 2017 study done on approximately 250 employees at a company in the Northeastern United States. Our partners at the Wharton School found that intentions to remain at the company among high scorers on this Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Test were a 51% higher. 

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Twice as likely to remain in the job

Just under 200 employees at this large company in the Southeast took an Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Assessment. High scorers were twice as likely to stay on at their job than their low-scoring counterparts. This means this company could halve its costs associated with turnover by using an Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Test.


12% less likely to turn over

Almost 300 employees at this company in the Southeast took an Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Test. Those who scored well, (greater than our national average of a 60) were 11.8% more likely to intend to stay in their job than those who scored below the national average.

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13% less turnover

Applicants at this company in the South who took one of our Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Tests were 13% more likely to remain on the job than their low-scoring counterparts. The sample for this study was approximately 350 applicants.


11% less likely to turn over

At this company with offices in Western Europe and the United States, the Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Tests predicted turnover intentions that were 11% lower among high scorers. The sample for this study was just under 150 employees.

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