SONIC Chooses PeopleAnswers for Talent Assessment to Help Select Great Employees Easy-to-Use HR Solution will Assist America’s Drive-In Identify the Right Candidates and Reduce Employee Turnover Business Wire DALLAS -- January 23, 2013 PeopleAnswers today announced a software licensing agreement with SONIC^®, America’s Drive-In^®, the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, to use the PeopleAnswers HR solution in identifying and selecting employees for its 400 company-owned drive-ins in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. “To remain at the top of our industry, it takes great people who will stay longer and perform better,” said Anita Vanderveer, vice president of People, Sonic Corp. “With both mobile and desktop access, PeopleAnswers is an easy-to-use tool for our managers in the field and our applicants, and it will bring consistency to our hiring process while increasing employee quality in all of our locations.” SONIC managers will use the intuitive, web-based PeopleAnswers personality assessment to prescreen, behaviorally assess, select and hire all hourly and management employees for its company-owned locations. As a result, SONIC will have a consistent, automated pre-employment testing process that will help its leaders make quality hiring decisions using easily accessible information. To help SONIC meet its goal to be America’s most loved restaurant brand, PeopleAnswers will identify the Behavioral DNA^® of existing employees, allowing SONIC to duplicate traits of its most successful employees in all of its new hires to improve productivity and increase employee retention. Managers will also use PeopleAnswers as a guide for candidate interview questions as well as onboarding and succession planning. PeopleAnswers will integrate several SONIC HR functions so that assessment, tax credit programs, background checks, and onboarding are a single, streamlined process. “Employees make the difference in the fast-paced, competitive quick-service restaurant industry, and PeopleAnswers will help SONIC select employees who will stay longer and improve business performance across all of its drive-ins,” said Gabriel Goncalves, CEO and president, PeopleAnswers. About SONIC Drive-In SONIC, America's Drive-In, originally started as a hamburger and root beer stand in 1953 in Shawnee, Okla., called Top Hat Drive-In, and then changed its name to SONIC in 1959. The first drive-in to adopt the SONIC name is still serving customers in Stillwater, Okla. SONIC has more than 3,500 drive-ins coast to coast, where approximately three million customers eat every day. For more information about Sonic Corp. and its subsidiaries, visit SONIC at www.sonicdrivein.com. About PeopleAnswers PeopleAnswers, voted one of Dallas’ best places to work, provides patented, next-generation, web-based talent assessment systems to help maximize the quality of every hire, reduce turnover and streamline the selection process. Clients are from multiple industries including financial services, healthcare, hospitality, property management and retail. For more information, please visit www.PeopleAnswers.com and http://blog.PeopleAnswers.com/. © 2013 PeopleAnswers, Inc. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for PeopleAnswers products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. PeopleAnswers shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. Contact: for PeopleAnswers Carol Barreyre, 214-629-5157 firstname.lastname@example.org or SONIC Christi Woodworth, 405-225-5000 email@example.com
SONIC Chooses PeopleAnswers for Talent Assessment to Help Select Great Employees
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