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Sift Human Resources LLC | select | develop | retain

About Us

Principal Consultant Justin Wiegand, PhD
Principal Consultant Justin Wiegand, PhD

We help organizations make great hiring decisions and develop talent using PXT Select and integrative consulting.

What drives us:

Hiring right. We want you to make the best hiring decisions as quickly and defensibly as possible. We want applicants to value their treatment and your brand throughout the selection process.

Development. People make the place. We help your current managers, teams, and employees thrive.

Prediction. We help you better predict fit, that means employee performance, satisfaction, and retention. We are certified partner of PXT Select, a Wiley brand of adaptive assessments purpose-built for selection, hiring, and development.

Speed and service. PXT Select assessments are extremely easy to implement, yet fully customized to your jobs. Justin Wiegand, PhD provides a wealth of experience and strong service-orientation to help seamlessly guide your implementation.

Fairness and compliance. Our assessments help protect applicants and organizations from unintentional bias in hiring. They are free of EEOC defined adverse impact against protected classes.

Cost. Sift HR was formed to break down barriers to assessment, cost being an important one of them. We charge on a per assessment basis with volume discounts available. See the products page of our website for our transparent pricing (

Giving back. We invest a significant portion of our revenue in organizations working locally and globally to help people thrive.

About Justin Wiegand, PhD:

Sift HR is led by Justin Wiegand. Justin worked as a Human Resources Analyst for Shell in Texas and Louisiana before returning to his alma mater, the University of Illinois, to complete a PhD in Human Resources and Industrial Relations focused on fit assessment. He taught Planning and Staffing for Illinois' top-ranked HR master’s program and was named to the list of teachers rated excellent by their students on multiple occasions. He has presented at various meetings of the Academy of Management (AOM), Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) and has received numerous awards, grants, and fellowships for his work including distinctions from Ford, Caterpillar, the National Science Foundation, and the State of Illinois.

Justin has a passion for HR excellence and a deep knowledge of fit evaluation across industries, organizations, and jobs.

Testimonials For Sift Human Resources LLC

  • EHS Solutions has used Sift HR extensively over the past 4 months during a hiring spree for multiple positions. The information received from the testing was certainly worth the cost, and influenced our hiring decisions in a myriad of ways. We plan to continue using Sift HR in the future.

    Caleb Plattner EHS Solutions Financial Controller


  • select-develop JAS

    With either of our packages, you receive our comprehensive support and your applicants and employees will experience the same modern, multi-platform assessment.

    With our select-develop JAS package, we use your existing job description and results from a brief Job Analysis Survey (JAS) to form a customized, job-specific scoring model. For selection, reports include an easy-to-understand comparison of candidates' job fit and interview questions targeted to individuals' assessed strengths and weaknesses. For development and onboarding, team, manager-employee, and coaching reports are available.

  • select-develop CVS

    With either of our packages, you receive our comprehensive support and your applicants and employees will experience the same modern, multi-platform assessment.

    Our select-develop CVS package uses performance ratings and/or objective performance measures (e.g., sales) to create a customized, job-specific scoring model. We call this process Concurrent Validation or a Concurrent Validation Study (CVS). For each job you plan to assess using CVS, assessments and performance ratings are required from at least 10 current employees, but we strongly suggest using 20 or more. We fully conduct the CVS for you to create your job-specific scoring model(s). The same scores and suite of easy-to-use reports are available as with select-develop JAS.