Be the Leader People Choose to Follow.

About Us

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Kirk A. Young, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

"We help leaders develop engaged employees, not just clock-punchers, with tools to interview deeply, understand each person, and coach teams so you can avoid leadership and hiring mistakes for inspiring results."

Click the email link above and share a short job description, job posting (or ad) with Kirk. He will help you model the job and deliver a report you can use, for free. We think you'll want to work with us.

Kirk A. Young, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is a 34 year business veteran, who served in 9 progressing HR and management roles with Safelite AutoGlass, Unilever and Ernst & Young Consulting before starting Job Match Assessment, Inc. in 2002. JobMatch now serves over 270 organizations in the United States and Canada.

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Testimonials For JobMatch Assessment

  • Our numbers show that our hiring classes are consistently staying and out-selling the same classes from last year. We have cut turnover in half, but even better, our average new hire sells at least 24% more in the same time frame. We see a major difference in sales-per-person in the first 90 days and at the 6 month mark.

    Greg Furstner Vice President, Human Resources -
  • I personally appreciate your help and expertise in expediting our re-organization. All of us are pleased with the discipline you brought to the change process. Your help and the use of the assessments cut our restructuring time significantly. What appeared to be a year-long project was implemented in eight months.

    Dawn Grosdidier Executive Director, Blue Valley Recreation Commission
  • It has now been over two years since we brought our last driver on board. The job-matching approach you introduced to us has made a real difference and the assessment tools are the best we have ever used. We have been able to motivate and keep our Drivers and still have not had to hire another one.

    Michael Maddock President, Superior Office Snacks, Inc.
  • The tools and expert coaching from Kirk over the past two years has led to our lowest turnover, highest morale and productivity in our 15 years in business. We are eternally grateful for the part this process plays in our hiring and in the culture we’ve derived from incorporating Kirk and the assessment into our hiring protocol.

    Michele Markham, President & Paul Weber, CEO EAG Advertising & Marketing
  • We have used other products, so we know the value of good assessment tools. Still, none of the others come close to the reporting power and usefulness of the PXT Select. This assessment system gives us strategic level reporting options and is helping us expedite our rapid growth by improving hiring, onboarding and retention.

    Jim Keaton HR Director, Allied National Inc.


  • Avoid Bad Hires and Interview Deeply

    Don’t let skilled interviewers fool you. Assess for job fit.

    This powerful report helps you make smarter hiring decisions with confidence. The Comprehensive Selection Report is the primary report used for candidate selection. Providing a thorough view of candidate data, the report focuses on Candidate Fit, Performance Model, and Interview Questions. These three areas equip you with the data to determine if a candidate is a good fit for the job.

  • Strengthen Understanding and Thrive

    Calm the chaos. Be the leader people choose to follow.

    How can the supervisor better communicate and motivate an associate? This report lays out the tactics a supervisor can use to avoid conflict and fully engage the employee.

  • Lower Risk and Interview for Leadership Strengths

    Not everyone is cut out to lead.

    Assess for leadership skill strengths and weaknesses.

    Get unique insights into the approach each person naturally brings to different leadership capabilities. This report will give you powerful details on how the person leads.

  • Coach Like a Pro

    Great employees aren’t made with cookie-cutters. Coach each person, as it best fits them, for inspiring results.

    How can a person adapt to be a high performer? Compare the associate’s natural traits to the thinking, behaviors and interests that work best for a specific job. Now you can move each associate to the highest level of performance.

  • Develop Your Leadership Skill and Build Trust

    Don’t be just another ‘OK’ manager. Be the leader people choose to follow.

    The Checkpoint 360°® (CP360) Management System is a 360-degree leadership assessment. It is used to evaluate the effectiveness of managers and leaders to prioritize development opportunities.

  • Get Along with Your Team Members

    Don’t get left out. Know how you fit with your team.

    See how a every person fits an existing team or address your current team’s dynamics and strengths.

    The Team Report is a powerful tool for on-boarding, development, and selection. This report will help you gain insight into team culture, address your team’s dynamics and uncover how a new employee might impact a team.


  • Build Respect and Boost Your HR Credentials

    Managing compliance doesn’t impress your colleagues. Be the talent strategy expert.

    The PXT Select Expert Practitioner Certification takes your knowledge to a deeper level, giving you the content expertise and strategies you need to become an expert on how to use and implement this powerful tool in your workplace.

  • Know Who to Keep and Promote

    Avoid the Peter Principle. Show individuals how they fit your jobs.

    Which positions might be best for an individual? Compare a candidate or employee to multiple jobs in your organization with this report. This report is useful for both selection and development. The report shows how aligned an individual is to different positions in the organization.

  • Avoid Bad Actors and Liars

    Don’t fall for it. Assess for integrity and root out bad characters.

    The Step One Survey® (SOS) is a brief pre-hire questionnaire that measures an individual’s basic work-related values. It is used primarily as a screening tool early in the candidate selection process. This survey provides valid insight into an applicant’s work ethic, reliability, integrity, propensity for substance abuse, and attitudes toward theft — including property, data, and time.

  • PXT Select™ Suite

    Many of the reports above rely on a single assessment, the PXT Select™. This makes assessment more valuable and affordable for you, since you pay to score a person’s results only one time. After that, our reporting system lets you access additional reports, for any job, at no charge.

    No subscriptions. No charge for additional job models. No charge for comparing a person to multiple jobs. No charge for phone debriefs with a certified expert. No brainer.