PTDA’s PT WORK Force Adds Tools to Attract & Retain Talent

A new assessment tool and compensation survey aims to help members avoid bad hires and see where their benefit practices align with competitors.

The PTDA Foundation announced Aug. 18 that its PT WORK Force initiative has added two resources to help member distributors with attracting and retaining top talent.

PT WORK Force has sanctioned Profiles International, a subsidiary of Wiley, to offer power transmission/motion control companies its PXT Select — a proprietary, comprehensive, “full person” assessment tool, which the association says will help companies confirm a job candidate possesses the required cognitive and behavioral traits can help distributors avoid time and energy consumed by a wrong hire. 

According to the foundation, PXT Select can improve employee placement, satisfaction, performance and retention, giving users objective data to assess the best fit people from the start. The tool measures how well an individual fits specific jobs in an organization by assessing their cognitive ability, behavioral traits and interests.

“We have used the PXT Select assessment tool for over 20 years,” said John Masek, senior vice president of Bearing Service Inc. “Having assessed over 150 candidates using this tool, I can speak confidently that it has improved the quality of our hires, reduced employee turnover due to a poor match between the candidate and their job and led to hiring better candidates who have made a long-term impact to our organization.”

PT WORK Force has negotiated a discounted rate of $130 per PXT Select assessment (a $295 value) for PT/MC companies. Details can be found at

Additionally, the foundation’s newly-released 2022 Cross-Industry Compensation & Benefits Survey helps employers see where their benefit practices align with competitors. In addition to data on recruiting and retention, health care costs/trends, retirement benefits, vacations/PTO and holidays, sick and other leave and sales practices, the report contains compensation-related statistics for common job titles in the industry including executive level positions, general & administrative, sales & marketing, operations/warehouse and information technology.

An immediate download of the report with survey findings is now available for purchase for $1,995 ($5,000 value). Learn more at

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