Certified? . . . It Pays!
Pan Pacific Products
"Before 2008, turnover was 96 percent at entry level. Half of the new hires were let go during the 60-day probationary period or quit within a year. Now, after three years of using WorkKeys profiles and Career Readiness Certificates during the hiring process, turnover is 16 percent. We now require it. This is just good business. Now, when we hire five employees, we keep five.
And, they move up!"
- Chyrel Fortner, Human Resources Manager, Pan Pacific Products, Broken Bow
Hitachi Computer Products
Hitachi International Distribution Center
- Steven Moates, Training & Safety Manager / Human Resources
Hitachi Computer Products (America), Inc.
Amber Crook Robertson, Senior Human Resources Generalist
OG&EOG&E wants employees who can transition from one job to another, so we invest in our people and our training programs. WorkKeys assessments help us find the right applicants for open positions. We know the scores and ability ratings for applicants who have their Career Readiness Certificate. That knowledge reduces the training time for the new employee. And time is money.
Gilbert Hall, Senior Training Coordinator
OG&E Muskogee Power Plant
SKF Sealing and Solutions Plant
Our prior intake process for hiring was at the plant where volume was high and applicant quality unknown. The WorkKeys Job Profiling process and applicant's Career Readiness Certificate gave us the knowledge we needed on basic skill requirements. The quantity of applicants has decreased slightly and confidence in the quality of the applicants has solidified. We encourage employers to utilize this process to identify quality candidates and better understand the skills needed for any job in your organization.
Jerry W. Sink, Sr., Human Resources Manager
Carolyn Sink, Training Facilitator
For more information: Oklahoma WorkKeys and Career Readiness Certificate
Oklahoma's Featured Speakers in National Video