SONIC Chooses PeopleAnswers for Talent Assessment to Help Select Great Employees

  SONIC Chooses PeopleAnswers for Talent Assessment to Help Select Great

  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

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 and

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for PeopleAnswers
Carol Barreyre, 214-629-5157
Christi Woodworth, 405-225-5000
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