The FPDA Motion & Control Network represents motion solution providers of fluid power, automation, and electro-mechanical technologies and distribution services designed to enhance customer performance and profitability.

Human Resources Management

In response to FPDA member demand, Profiles International offers HR assessment tools designed specifically for FPDA members’ use in hiring and retaining the best employees. Click Here for more information or contact Doug duncan at or call 973-378-8456.

Why Use Assessment Testing?

  • Two of three new hires will disappoint in the first year
  • Two of three employees would rather work somewhere else
  • Ninety-five of 100 applicants will "exaggerate" to get a job
  • Most hiring decisions are made in haste - during the first five minutes of an interview
  • One of three businesses will be sued this year over an employment issue
  • Turnover costs thousands of dollars for every departing employee
  • Eighty percent of employee turnover is avoidable 

Assessments Offer a Solution

Employers typically depend upon résumés, references and interviews as sources of information for making hiring decisions. These sources have proved inadequate for consistently selecting good employees. When training employees, a "one size fits all" approach has failed to provide the desired results. When selecting people for promotion, otherwise excellent employees have too often been miscast into roles they could not perform satisfactorily.

Clearly, an essential ingredient for making "people decisions" has been missing from the formula. The use of assessments has become essential to employers who want to put the right people into jobs, provide employees with effective training, help their managers to become more effective, and promote people into positions where they will succeed.

Why Use Profiles International for Your Assessment Testing?

Recognized as the fastest-growing employment assessment testing firm in the world, Profiles International offers a full range of assessment products, and has worked side-by-side with FPDA’s Education & Human Resources Committee to develop an industry-specific tool* for FPDA members. In addition, FPDA members enjoy significant discounts on all Profiles International services and products.

*Industry-Specific Assessment Benchmarks

Would you like to be able to compare assessment results of your prospective employees with the best in the industry? You can! FPDA and Profiles have developed Industry Benchmark assessment scores based on the fluid power industry’s top-performing:

  • Sales Managers
  • Inside Salespersons
  • Outside Salespersons

These Benchmarks can be used in conjunction with the Profile XT and Sales Indicator Assessments, (see below) to assess employee candidates or current employees.  

Assessment Tools Available to FPDA Members

All of the following assessments can be administered and scored via the Internet, or administered via written booklet and submitted to Profiles International, which will manually score the assessment at an additional fee.  Click here for detailed pricing and more information or contact Doug Duncan at 973-378-8456 or email at and be sure to mention you are an FPDA member.

Employee Background Check

Criminal Background Checks & Loss Prevention is an information service that verifies job applicants’ resume data, checks driving records and examines criminal history to reduce the risk of negligent hiring liability

Selection, Job Matching, Training, Promotion, Managing, and Succession Planning

The Profile XT™ is a multi-purpose assessment that can be used for selection, job matching, training, promotion, managing and succession planning. It is a powerful and dynamic management tool that employs 21st Century technology and can be administered on-line.

Selecting, Managing, and Training Salespeople

Profiles Sales Indicator is a tool for selecting, managing, and training salespeople. It measures five key qualities of successful salespeople and predicts performance in seven critical sales behaviors. Using the Profiles Sales Indicator to build and develop a sales organization can result in record-breaking productivity, retention of top performers, and exceptional profitability.

Pre-employment Screening Assessments

The Step One Survey® is the hiring tool that empowers hiring executives by providing essential information about job candidates' honesty, reliability, substance abuse, and work ethic. Using a structured interview process and an attitude assessment, the survey helps employers protect the company's assets against theft, fraud, embezzlement, inefficiency, and other enervating factors.

Performance Assessment

Profiles Performance Indicator™ measures five key behavioral factors and their impact on seven critically important aspects of success in business. The report helps you understand how an individual can be effectively understood, motivated and managed. It is economical and is quick to take.

Leadership Assessment Tool

Team Building is both challenging and rewarding. Effective teams achieve results far beyond what individuals could accomplish on their own. But team building is much more than putting a group of people together and hoping for the best. That’s where the Profiles Team Analysis comes into play. This analysis reports the attributes of each team member and shows the team’s strengths and alerts the team leader to potential problem areas.

Leadership Development, Management Competency

Profiles CheckPoint 360° Competency Feedback System is a process used to help managers become more effective. Managers receive feedback from the full circle of people with whom they interact. Results explain how to improve training, management techniques, and communication for greater success. Can be administered online or on paper.

Customer Service Employee Selection

Profiles Customer Service Profile ™ measures your company’s customer service attitudes. It is a tool for making sure everyone in your company is on the customer service team. Use the survey to assess the customer service knowledge, skills, and attitudes of your people. Use this information to train and manage more effectively.