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select | develop | retain

Sift HR is the consulting practice of HR expert Justin Wiegand.  Dr. Wiegand has worked with leaders from Google, Amazon, AOL, Verizon, Bird, Shell, and SurveyMonkey to make hiring work better.  He’s a tenure-line professor at San Diego State University where he publishes research on person-job fit and teaches HR Management and HR Analytics. He loves helping organizations of all shapes and sizes integrate best practices in talent management and make great hiring decisions.

We used Sift HR extensively during a hiring spree for multiple positions. The information received from the assessments was certainly worth the cost, and influenced our hiring decisions in a myriad of ways.​

Sift HR has been extremely helpful in assisting with organizational fit of team members and helping us get the most out of team members.

Dr. Wiegand has a talent for statistical software and analysis… and bringing it to a level that I could understand. If you have the opportunity to work with him, I would highly recommend it.

Basically, Justin is a statistical rock star.

hiring doesn't have to be hard

The Assessment Process

Sift HR exclusively uses Wiley’s PXT Select™ assessments to improve hiring and employee development.  PXT Select™ leverages decades of performance data across small, mid-size, and Fortune 500 organizations to guide validated hiring and development decisions.

Your assessments will be scored against the job you are hiring for or developing talent in.  PXT Select™ uses cutting-edge psychometrics and computer-adaptive items to evaluate key job-related constructs and provide easy-to-understand reports complete with comparable fit scores, targeted interview questions, and actionable narrative to guide hiring and development decisions.  Implementation is easy and we guide you each step of the way.

Determine Scope

Want to use PXT Select™ to guide hiring, employee development, or both? For hiring, you'll receive easy-to-understand write-ups, scores, and targeted interview questions for applicants to guide your decision-making. For development, you'll get targeted direction through coaching, manager-employee, and team reports. In both cases, the reports are tailored to your job, so we start there.

Define each Job

Submit a job description and complete our short job analysis survey to help us identify cognitive, personality, and interest needs for your assessment.

Expert Match and Validation

Your job description is matched to validated performance data and refined based on your job analysis survey.

Administer Assessments

Log in to your branded assessment center to generate an assessment link to share or place on job postings, or send invitations directly to individual candidates.


After an assessment is completed, generate and share reports online. Reports include fit scores with clear narrative, targeted interview questions, and recommendations for onboarding, coaching, and team-building. Questions on reports or decision-making? Dr. Wiegand is there for you.



5 – 49 assessments*



50 – 249 Assessments



250 + Assessments**


*Five assessment minimum order. Assessments never expire.

**Clients needing 2,000 or more assessments per year are eligible for a yearly license agreement. Contact us for more details.


scoring based on your own performance data

Sift Custom Analytics

Our Base, Expand, and Enterprise packages are recommended, turn-key solutions that leverage validated data to determine assessment scoring for your roles.

Sift Custom Analytics provides an option for clients who prefer scoring models based entirely on their internal performance data. With Sift Custom Analytics, we assess your role incumbents and create scoring models for new hires based on the incumbents’ assessment scores and performance. Twenty or more incumbents are required. Contact us for more information.

Sift Custom Analytics

Internal Validation Study

$995/position + assessments

how we work

We make predictive assessments accessible

Sift HR offers the best of both worlds:  an experienced assessment expert along with software and support that scales with you.

Our PXT Select™ partnership with Wiley (who also makes the popular DiSC® and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® assessments) ensures your needs are met, from small business owners to the Fortune 500.

Our experience working in Fortune 100 HR roles along with extensive interviews of HR and hiring managers revealed the following barriers to assessment uptake. Get in touch to find out how we eliminate each of them.

Start-up costs
Legal concerns
Challenge of implementation

we want to hear from you!

Let's talk

Reach out today to schedule a demo or connect over selection and development at your organization.

We follow-up directly, quickly, and never spam.

when you find fit

Everyone Wins

When you find fit, hiring improves and applicants find fulfilling work—everyone wins and PXT Select™ makes this happen.  In addition to providing fit scores and clear narrative, it improves interviewing with targeted, behaviorally-based questions.

The constructs PXT Select™ measures are based on what works.  Frank Schmidt and John Hunter produced a seminal meta-analysis by analyzing all studies predicting performance across industry, time, and place.  They evaluated thousands of worker samples covering more than 500 diverse jobs and found that cognitive ability, one of the hallmarks of our assessment, explains an average of 26% of the variation in employee performance across jobs—much more than unstructured, conversational interviewing.  The rest of our assessment, key personality traits, interests, and structured interviews, further improves performance prediction.  It all works together to help you find fit and hire better than you could with resume reviews and interviewing alone.  Help your candidates and help yourself with PXT Select™ with expert support always included.

From “The Validity and Utility of Selection Methods in Personnel Psychology: Practical and Theoretical Implications of 85 Years of Research Findings” by Frank Schmidt and John Hunter.

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