This month has been filled with so many events that help PAR live up to our tagline, “Creating Connections. Changing Lives.”
We have been involved in several Community PARtners events. Read on to learn about some of the ways PAR staff have been involved in helping others lately!
United Way Day of Caring
Earlier this month, several employees spent the day at Hillsborough Aging Services playing games, calling bingo, and serving lunch to a special group of local senior citizens in our community. Through United Way Suncoast, more than 1,900 volunteers took part in 101 projects in the local area on one day. To learn more about how you can get involved in your community, visit United Way.
A group of PAR staffers participated in the No-Pucker Challenge to raise awareness for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC). NPC is a rare, fatal childhood disease known as “Childhood Alzheimer’s.” PAR staff member Katie Meyer-Griffith’s husband Sean will be riding across Florida to raise awareness for Hope for Marian, the organization behind the No-Pucker Challenge. Learn more about Marian, a two-year-old girl fighting for her life against NPC and about Sean’s ride. Visit our Facebook page to watch us as we take on the No-Pucker Challenge!
Relief for Puerto Rico
PAR employees gathered boxes of much-needed supplies to send through the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration to help those devastated by Hurricane Maria. Whether it was batteries, garbage bags, diapers, or first aid supplies, staff stepped up and donated what we could to help the effort in Puerto Rico.
Additionally, we collected socks for children in need during our annual Socktoberfest drive, participated in our regular Meals on Wheels route, and so much more!
We listened to Customer feedback and made it easier to order PARiConnect products. PARiConnect products have been integrated into their main product page, making it easier to purchase print and digital items at the same time! Simply visit the product page, click on the price list, and you can add both print and digital items to your cart easily!
If you’ve ever wanted to put a face to PAR’s amazing Customer Service, now you can! As part of PAR’s new Web site, we wanted our Customers to have a chance to become acquainted with the fantastic team behind those products you trust. Visit www.parinc.com and click on Meet the Staff at the bottom of the page. Now you can see who you’ve been placing your orders with over the phone, who packed your most recent shipment and got it to you in a flash, and the team behind creating all those assessment products you trust. You may even be able to learn a little bit about some of our team.
We want you to see the PAR team! We can’t wait to meet you! Visit Meet the Staff now!
We are so proud to share what we’ve been working on—a brand new online experience for visitors to http://www.parinc.com! Here is what you should know:
Search for products more easily! A more sophisticated site search and a Product Finder will help you locate exactly what you need!
Reorder your favorites in just a few clicks! Once you are logged in, you’ll have easy access to reorder the products you use most!
Find what you are looking for easily! A more intuitive design will guide you quickly to what you need.
View our site easily on mobile devices! An enhanced site experience awaits you on your tablet or smartphone—making it even easier to visit us on the go!
Order PARiConnect products faster! PARiConnect products are seamlessly integrated into the main product page, making it easier to order print and digital items at the same time.
Everything you loved about the PAR Web site is still here. Your account information transferred to our new site seamlessly. And one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to industry-leading Customer Service. If you do need help, our friendly Customer Support team will be here to assist.
Welcome to our new site; we’re glad you are here!
PAR is proud of our ongoing relationship with United Way.
Earlier this month, PAR staff took part in our annual fundraising campaign. For more than 20 years, 100% of staff members have contributed during our annual United Way drive. This year was no different. We exceeded our fundraising goal, resulting in employee contributions of $90,402.74 being donated to United Way to help continue its mission of helping others in our community. With match and challenge donations, that brings our 2017 United Way campaign total to $136,604.11!
Learn more about how you can help United Way in your community! Visit www.unitedway.org.
Have you seen the new Self-Directed Search? Based on data collected for the SDS Form R, 5th Edition (2013), the gold standard in career personality assessment has been rebranded, repackaged, and refreshed! The online SDS experience also reflects the recently updated and revised StandardSDS and StudentSDS print materials.
A bold new look and a cleaner, more user-friendly interface means clients can easily learn more about their personality and find a career that fits.
Since it was released in 1971, the SDS has helped millions of people find occupations and programs of study that match their personality. The SDS is based on Dr. John Holland’s theory, known as the RIASEC theory, that both people and working environments can be classified according to six basic types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional.
So if your clients are exploring occupations, want a career change, or are searching for a program of study, knowing more about what types of potential career paths fit their personality will greatly improve their search.
Visit http://www.self-directed-search.com/ to learn more!
The staff at PAR are so touched! So many Customers have reached out to offer support as we recover from Hurricane Irma. Although it looked like PAR would be directly in the eye of the storm, we were so fortunate that by the time the storm got to us, it was much weaker than we anticipated. We were so very fortunate that our staff was safe and no one’s home sustained major damage. It is times like now where we realize how privileged we are to have such a wonderful Customers and such a strong PAR family.
PAR is committed to supporting the valuable work instructors do in educating students on the most up-to-date, research-based assessment tools available. As a part of that commitment, we created the University Partnership Program (UPP).
The UPP is PAR’s free concierge service for universities. The program is dedicated to assisting instructors and their students as they pursue advanced degrees.
When a university joins the UPP, they receive a dedicated UPP Specialist who serves as their single point of contact. This Specialist will serve as their gateway to all the advantages the UPP has to offer. This includes features such as complimentary assessment tools, discounts for students and professors, and product-focused presentations that can be used to guide instruction.
The UPP takes on tasks that can give instructors time—time that can be invested in students.
Focused on providing support, the UPP features eight essential elements that we refer to as The Circle of Support. To see the full list of advantages that the UPP offers, please refer to this infographic.
To learn more or to join the UPP, call our UPP Specialists at 1.866.727.2884 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARiConnect, our online assessment platform, takes the work out of paperwork. You can easily administer, quickly score, and safely save and store assessment files online from any computer or device. Handling files and paperwork are no longer necessary.
There are even more advantages:
•When you purchase assessment products through PARiConnect, you pay no shipping and handling fees. That’s additional savings for you on top of no subscription or licensing fees.
•PARiConnect gives you immediate access to your assessment products. No more waiting for materials to arrive—you can start using your products right away!