Press Release

Leading utility to adopt the company’s virtual interviewing platform for all company recruiting.

ATLANTA, GA — (October 24, 2013) —HireIQ Solutions, the innovative leader in predictive analytics and virtual talent acquisition solutions for customer-facing organizations, today announced that We Energies has selected HireIQ’s InterviewIQ SaaS-based virtual interviewing solution to fuel the utility’s strategic talent acquisition initiatives.

We Energies is a leading electric, gas and steam utility provider for millions of residential and commercial customers in Wisconsin and Michigan. With over 4,500 employees, it has ongoing hiring requirements for a wide variety of roles including customer service professionals, field service engineers, plant operations and corporate executives. The company stated that HireIQ would first be used to recruit customer care employees, then expand to other areas of the organization.

“Strategic talent development is a key business driver at We Energies, which means we must attract, select and develop the right talent to meet our business needs and our selection of HireIQ will help ensure we achieve this goal across all aspects of our company,” said Faiza Strain, employment supervisor at We Energies. “We were recently ranked first amongst large utilities in the Midwest region in the JD Power and Associates 2013 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study.  The award is indicative of the quality of people we hire across all of our business units.  HireIQ will help us recruit the best qualified candidates in the shortest time possible.”

HireIQ revolutionizes the talent acquisition process by linking stakeholder-observed business outcomes with pre-hire digital interviews to help ensure a company’s employee retention and operational performance goals are met. Prospective employees complete thousands of virtual assessments each day using HireIQ’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) virtual interviewing applications enabling companies to improve their hiring decisions, reduce the critical time-to-fill interval, reduce recruiting costs and increase employee retention and performance.

“We are delighted that We Energies selected HireIQ to support its strategic talent development initiatives,” said Dan Drechsel, HireIQ’s chief executive officer. “Competition for a highly-skilled workforce is fierce and companies like We Energies that adopt digital virtual interviewing can attract more and better qualified candidates, act on them faster and enjoy increased operational performance as a result.”

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About We Energies

We Energies provides electric, gas and steam utility services to over two million residential and commercial customers in Wisconsin and Michigan.  Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it is one of the nation’s premier energy companies.  Its parent company, Wisconsin Energy Corporation, is traded on the NYSE (NYSE: WEC), is a component of the S&P 500, has more than 4,500 employees, and manages more than $14 billion in assets.  For more information, please visit http://www.we-energies.com/.

About HireIQ

HireIQ revolutionizes talent acquisition for high-turnover, front-line customer service positions such as those in call centers, retail stores, branch banking, quick-service restaurants and hospitality by automating the early-stage screening process, automatically assessing for critical communication skills, and using outcomes-based data to facilitate continuous performance validation.  HireIQ’s solutions enable companies to improve their hiring decisions, reduce time-to-fill, reduce recruiting costs, and increase talent performance and retention through its on-line virtual interviewing software, novel predictive analytics solutions, and structured feedback between recruiting and its stakeholders. HireIQ is a privately held company based in Atlanta, GA. For further information, please visit www.hireiqinc.com. Follow us on Twitter @HireIQInc.

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