History of CRI

The Origins of Pre-Employment Assessment

Early Computing
Computing changed the industry in the 1960’s

CRI assessments were developed by a team of psychologists in 1957. Dr. John L. Shirley used the tests of the day to assess candidates for leadership roles. Early customers included the Zales Corporation, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Ebby Halliday Real Estate, Home Interior Decorating and Gifts, 7-Eleven, and Radio Shack.

Psychologists in Dallas tested and interviewed all candidates and employees to determine who were the most best prospects. Over the years, data from hundreds of candidates was used as a foundation to improve the testing process and hiring efficiency.

More Than a New Personality Test

Through these efforts, Dr. Shirley developed a new, job-related test. With the help of other psychologists, they built The Achiever Assessment, which was the first to test mental aptitude, personality traits, and validity in a single instrument.

Hiring strategy and Assessment Today

CRI tracks successful employees to help develop employee goals and performance benchmarks. Top performers become the benchmarks against which future employees can be compared.

Finding the right people for your job has never been easier because CRI assessments are available online and take less than an hour to complete.

We’re confident you’ll benefit from adding our hiring tests to your toolbox, so contact us to try it free today.