30 years of experience - Take the Guesswork Out of Hiring & Promoting!

About Us

John and Michelle Caspole
John Caspole and Michelle Caspole Johnson

No amount of money, training or time can fix a mistake made when hiring a person not competent for, not compatible with, or not highly motivated to do the job. We focus on understanding and objectively measuring core competencies, behaviors and interests of top performers and missing in bottom performers in companies to insure applicants fit the job/company and their new manager. Differential studies are the key to knowing what a job requires and what to look out for that is missing but critical to success! Our differential studies at like the game films of football coach’s victories and losses. The ability to discover what to look for and what to avoid will add to your win column quickly!

John Caspole founded Assessment Specialists, in 1998 as a Strategic Business Partner with Profiles International, and since then has been providing business with state-of-the-art Assessment Tools. Since 2003 we have been a member of Profiles Founders Club of top producers and since 2014 a member of Wiley Learning Systems Diamond Winners of top tier producers.

As Director of Domestic Sales at Revlon’s Creative Nail Design from 1988 to 1998 , Caspole helped develop the sales & education team leading the company’s 15% plus annual growth for 10 years. During this time, Creative quadrupled sales from $7 million to $32 million while reducing its network of distribution by over 50%. Caspole oversaw the company’s transition from a manufacture rep to a direct sales force. After acquisition by Revlon in 1996, as part of Creative’s planning group, Caspole earned Revlon’s coveted Charlie Award.

John worked for DuPont’s Liqui-Box Corporation from 1973 to 1988 as sales grew from $5 million to over $75 million. Caspole started there as a management trainee and progressing to field sales, product management, regional management and finally as Vice President and General Manager of the Western Division. During this time Liqui-Box was recognized as one of Forbes top 200 small company’s five consecutive years.

Michelle Johnson joined Assessment Specialists in 2010 as Client Services Manager. In 2013 she joined Profiles International ‘s Enterprise Solutions Team working with major US companies to develop key leaders and make better hiring decisions. In 2015 Michelle returned to Assessment Specialists, Inc. as Director of Client Development . Michelle brings strong dedicated client service and sales experience from Ralph Lauren and Grand Pacific Resorts a world class

Testimonials for Assessment Specialists, Inc

  • We've been doing business with Assessment Specialists for several years and I can honestly say that the ProfileXT that we purchase and use on potential / current employees has had a tremendous effect on our business. What is especially refreshing is the personal attention when we're making these critic hiring decisions!

    Steve VogelCOO, Conestoga Tile, Hanover PA
  • John and Michelle do a really nice job of making me look good! He has given me the tools I need to make the best hiring decision possible. John is an expert in the profiles of candidates and I trust his opinion completely.

    Cassie HuddleHuman Resource Manager, Berkshire Partners, Boston MA
  • John and Michelle are top knotch consultants. They know how to use various ProfileXT and Checkpoint 360 Assessments to help grow and develop your business. John is honest and very easy to work with.

    Larry BerkelVice President Human Resources, Cumming, San Diego CA
  • I have known John for 18 years as a colleague and as a business consultant. He has great passion when for human performance management. He knows how to adapt to the various work environments presented him and quickly understands what the clients needs are. He knows what value added is required for his clients.

    Lora PriceHuman Resource Manager, Creative Nail, Duckhorn Wine Company & BDT Beverage, Nashville TN

Solutions

  • Avoid costly hiring mistakes when hiring Sales Consultants and Sales Managers

    Sales people usually fall into three categories - STARS -- SOLID PERFORMERS - PASSENGERS ON THE BUS! Most sales managers spend over half their time trying to get under achievers to be just average. They think they can fix a bad hire when they should be spending time with the stars and solid performers.

    We use PXT Select™ to uncover the difference between top and bottom performers with differential studies that allow hiring managers and sales managers to spot the stars and avoid the Bad Bens of the world! The PXT Select acts like and XRay of your candidate allowing you to see what is hiding in the interview and compare the candidate to your top people. It adds objectivity to hiring process with Job Matching and excellent probing interview questions that allow you to more accurately predict success!

    Studying your top and bottom performers allows you to act like a football coach and see the games films of your wins & losses so you can spot the problem before you hire the prob

  • As a boss how can I get the most from a newly hired employee?

    Second to how the candidate first the job, PXT Select™ lets you see how the person fits their new manager. This report written for the boss gives insights into how they will fit together and adds to both the hiring decision and the onboarding process to insure a smooth positive process. Anticipating our differences and knowing them will translate to success when you have the insight and knowledge!

  • Promoting a great individual contributor to a manager? Do they have what it takes to be successful?

    PXT Select™ offers a library of performance models that allow you to see how a candidate or employee fit 150 roles in your firm. If you have the PXT Select on one of your employees you can tap into our library for many positions such as sales manager, controller, director of IT, engineering director and many more. With that you can decide if a great individual contributor has the DNA it takes in cognitive ability, decisiveness, ability to hold other accountable, wear the black hat as well as the white one. The transition to manager from sales or engineering is not easy! Does your person have what the job requires

    PXT Select allows you to inspect what you expect and make the right decision. We can help you with that!

  • For Teams, Project Managers and special groups working together -- Getting the most from the TEAM!

    PXT Select™ offers unique insights into teams. Team leaders seeking to better assign projects can use this report to assign to the right person when time is of the essence or to a more precise quality oriented person when that is the focus and time is not as critical. Team members can better understand their role on the team and gain an appreciation for how others may be different but essential to the team and companies success! If you have a PXT Select on your people you can have this report in 30 seconds! Ideal for project management teams!

Featured Skills

  • Avoiding costly hiring mistakes in sales
  • Avoiding promoting the wrong person to management!
  • Spotting the difficult to work for boss before you hire or promote them.
    • March
    • Hired As sales manager
    • Great resume
    • Impressive background
    • Interviewed extremely well
    • Seemed like a good team player
    • July
    • Discovered
    • Prefers working alone
    • Isn't concerned with performance of others
    • Slow and inaccurate working with numbers and data
    • March
    • Hired As sales manager
    • Great resume
    • Impressive background
    • Interviewed extremely well
    • Seemed like a good team player
    • July
    • Discovered
    • Prefers working alone
    • Isn't concerned with performance of others
    • Slow and inaccurate working with numbers and data
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Credentials

  • Job Match Experts since 1998
  • Everything DiSC®
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™