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Hiring the right person for the job just got easier.

About Us

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Richard Stuckey

Professional Advantage was founded in 2000 as a Human Resource based focus along with a heavy emphasis on assisting companies to increase their bottom line profits with high performing people. In 2002 we became a Strategic Business Partner with Profiles International, Inc. Profiles International and in 2014, John Wiley and Sons acquired Profiles International. With the combined expertise and 3 years of research and testing, Wiley introduced the most effective and powerful employment assessment in the world today, the PXT Select™. We are now a PXT Select™ Authorized Partner.
Our clients are from every industry and size as we analyze each job to determine the candidates thinking style, behaviors and interests giving the decision maker a meaningful edge in making the right employment decision. We FIT people in the proper jobs where they will be more productive.
Richard Stuckey, CEO/President has over 40 years of experience in retail, distribution, manufacturing and the hospitality industry. Richard earned his BS Degree in Marketing at Troy University in Troy Alabama, and has been a member of the Georgia Food Industry, Alabama Grocer’s Association, National Grocer’s Association, SHRM, SHRM Atlanta, Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, and is a Certified Instructor for the Profile XT™, CheckPoint 360™, Profiles Sales Assessment™ and the PXT Select™.
Whether you are hiring, changing managers, restructuring, downsizing, needing assistance in leadership development, increasing customer service, struggling with conflict resolution, looking for an effective succession planning strategy, or enduring the pains of a merger, contact us today to see how we can assist you. We are experts in maximizing your investment on your human capital.

Testimonials for Professional Advantage

  • Probably all of us hope every hire will be with us forever, and we will never have to replace them. I believe the closest we can come to making that reality is by using tools like those offered by Richard Stuckey of Professional Advantage, Inc. He has my highest recommendation.

    Mike DunhamDunham Legal Group, LLC
  • We have used the assessments provided from Professional Advantage for several years and we have been very pleased with our return on investment. Their solutions have proven not to be a cost but rather a revenue generator.

    Ron Edenfield CEO/President
  • We have been very pleased with the results obtained from Professional Advantage and we would recommend anyone to use their solutions to insure you are placing the right person in the right job.

    Gil MilliganDirector of Operations, J.T.M. Corporation
  • When you consider the positive impact on your bottom line after you have selected a very good person to represent you company to the buying public, the products offered by Professional Advantage are an inexpensive addition to our personnel selection process.

    Randy BatesV.P. Sales & Marketing
  • Richard provides a number of assessments and services that are the best I've ever seen in terms of pre hire skills and attributes measurement as well as post hire strategies for management. I have taken more assessments that I can count in my professional career and have never felt that one was as accurate and helpful as the assessment Richard did

    Chad LongFinancial Technology Consultant at Payscape

Solutions

  • Know Who You are Hiring Before You Make That Decision

    PXT Select™ helps organizations make the very human decisions about hiring simpler and smarter. This online assessment measures a candidates thinking style, behaviour and interests, three areas that impact an individual's approach to situations in the workplace.

    PXT Select™offers a suite of reports that enhance selection, onboarding and development within an organization. Whether you have a new hire or an employee who has been with the company 10 years,can help keep that person feel engaged, energized and excited to come to work.

  • Reduce Turnover, Theft, Abseentism and Conflict

    Step One Survey II®, a pre-hire assessment tool only, is scientifically designed assessment tool that evaluates job applicants for integrity, substance abuse, reliability and work ethic. This assessment provides information to the hiring manager where they can make better hiring decisions. With this survey, you will hire more honest, dependable, hard-working, and drug free employees which also leads to gains in productivity, improved company morale and increased profits.

  • Leadership Assessment and Development

    The CheckPoint360°™ is a leadership assessment used primarily to evaluate the effectiveness of
    your managers and leaders. This survey combines feedback from direct reports, peers, supervisors, and even customers, with a personalized program for developing specific leadership skills based on that feedback. This process highlights a manager’s job performance in eight Universal Management Competencies: communication, leadership, adaptability, relationships, task management,
    production, development of others, and personal development.

    The 360 helps managers identify and prioritize their own development opportunities, and helps the organization to better focus on management training. It also proactively uncovers misaligned priorities between senior executives and front-line managers by spotlighting management issues that could lead to low employee productivity, morale, satisfaction, and turnover.

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  • Manage Your Employees Emotion, Temperment, Increase Their Motivation to Excel.

    The PPI is a DISCtype assessment that reveals an individual’s job performance and aspects of their personality that could impact their fit with their manager, coworkers and team. It is used primarily for motivating and coaching employees and resolving post-hire conflict and performance issues. The PPI specifically measures an individual’s motivational intensity and behaviors related to productivity, quality of work, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, and adapting to change, as well as response to stress, frustration, and conflict. This assessment serves as a manager’s operating manual” for an employee, which helps managers better motivate, coach, and communicate with the employee. It also helps to predict and minimize conflict among co-workers, and provides crucial information for improving team selection and performance.

    Team Analysis Report, designed to help managers form new teams, reduce team conflict, improve team communication, improve their ability to anticipate problems

    • 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

  • Authorized Partner PXT Select