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Simpson Lumber Company, LLC

Workforce Challenge

Simpson Lumber Company, LLC (Formerly Simpson Timber – Commencement Bay Operations) was experiencing challenges with high turnover among its employees.

Workforce Solution

With the guidance of the WorkForce Central Business Connection, the company discovered they were using a hiring model that was not producing good results. The Business Connection assessed Simpson’s “Top Performers” and management using their JobFit® assessment system. This process created a profile of positive attributes held by top performers in the company. By matching this profile to job candidates, they saw immediate results in hires more closely matching top performers in terms of thinking styles, behavioral traits and occupational interests.

Outcomes & Benefits

Implementing the JobFit process virtually eliminated turnover and helped Simpson realize savings in interview time and gains in overall hiring to interview ratios. “We usually have a huge turnover rate of 30 percent a year,” Plant Manager Jim Barnett said. “But we have not lost any of the 15 employees we hired using the program provided by WorkForce Central Business Connection. I believe in it. I would recommend it to anyone hiring in the manufacturing field.”

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