Hiring the right employee with the right skill set can be challenging. Just ask any H.R. manager. Now that there is a skills shortage within the manufacturing industry, it's become even more difficult to ensure that the person hired has the skills he or she claims to have. Training is also challenging, and many companies do not have the equipment or in-house curriculum to provide the skill enhancement employees require.
Scientific Management Techniques Inc. (SMT; Merrimack, NH) began offering its unique services in 1971, primarily by delivering technical evaluation services to industry and Fortune 500 companies through in-house training programs using its hands-on Manufacturing Skill Assessment Machines. According to Stephen Berry, President of SMT, the assessment program simplifies the hiring process, lowers risk and reduces the cost of hiring, particularly the risk and cost involved in hiring the wrong person.