How We Select Our Employees.
Stage 1: Resume or CV.
Your professional resume must be submitted directly to NHE or via a major job resume company (e.g. LinkedIn, Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed). A CV may be submitted at anytime.
Stage 2: Preliminary Interview (10-20 minutes).
To be considered for an NHE job position, a candidate most possess at least one of the following attributes:
* Substantial job experience, relevant to the position or,
* A four year degree (e.g. exercise science; exercise physiology; kinesiology; nutrition; sports medicine, etc.) or,
* Exceptional fitness accomplishment (e.g. amateur bodybuilder, fitness/endurance competitor; collegiate athlete, etc.) or,
* Exceptional career accomplishment (e.g. tenured professor; professional athlete; published author, professional bodybuilder, etc.)
Stage 3: NHE Master Trainer Certification Exam- [MTC Exam] (Allotted 3 hours)**.
The sole purpose of the NHE MTC online exam is to evaluate your level of professionalism, not to assist in any effort associated to becoming an NHE certified personal trainer or certified master trainer. Job candidates are not required to be NHE certified. At any time when a job candidate earns an NHE Personal Trainer Certification or Master Trainer Certification as a result of successfully satisfying the NHE online exam recruitment requirement, it is a consequential occurrence. The credential itself is not a job requirement. However, the MTC exam is a recruitment requirement as it is highly effective in assisting those who will ascertain your general level of fitness/health expertise. Candidates whose MTC online exam performance falls below the minimum passing requirement are deemed underqualified to represent NHE for any/all open NHE job positions. Furthermore, those who represent NHE in a consultation capacity (the highest in NHE academia) must minimally possess the knowledge level to successfully pass the very same NHE credential for which NHE is most recognized for.
All NHE exams are administered free of charge to job candidates. NHE job candidates are tested for competency in various fitness, nutrition and health topics. The NHE MTC exam is also evaluated to assist NHE in ascertaining a candidate's level of professionalism. A maximum of two (2) MTC exam attempts may be considered for employment purposes. Because NHE study guide exams must correlate with a specific NHE study guide, all retake exams administered under the NHE Study Guide Guarantee are identical to the initial exam. However, no correlation protocol exists for examinees not in possession of an NHE study guide. Non NHE study guide owners choosing to retake the MTC exam may be administered a completely different MTC exam than the initial exam. In either case, all retakes are free of charge.
Stage 4: NHE Professional Code of Conduct Questionnaire [PCC] (90 minutes).
The PCC is another recruitment tool utilized to help NHE ascertain a candidate's level of professionalism. It is a probability analysis, focusing exclusively on conduct, ethics, behaviorism and ambition.
Stage 5: Final Tier Consultation (new hires only)- 2 options available (2 hours).
1) Physical location: Marriott Resort- 50 Enterprise, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656. Saturdays only, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm only.
2) Virtual : For U.S. residents outside the Southern California area or living abroad. All virtual interview fees are paid by NHE.
Human Resources Department
A resume or CV must contain relevant professional experience or relevant courses of academic study. An initial assessment of your expertise. In the event the primary online preliminary interview webpage becomes 'overloaded' or inoperable, you may access the secondary online form here. No required fees or travel requirements. Exam is administered online. Exam consists of 230 fitness, health and nutrition questions. Responses must be factually based. The exam must be administered within thirty (30) days upon being granted authorization to schedule an online exam date. All NHE certificates/credentials are free of charge to job candidates/employees/Independent contractors. No required fees or travel requirements. Questionnaire is administered online. 30 subjective questions. Responses must be honest.
Recruitment Decision Follow Up
Each job candidate is required to request a recruitment decision no sooner than two (2) days after receiving the exam processing results from the NHE exam department and no later than two (2) weeks after receiving the exam processing results from the NHE exam department. If the job candidate has retaken the master trainer exam, in a continuous effort to seek employment but has already taken the PCC Questionnaire once or it has been waived, then he/she must request a final recruitment decision no sooner than two (2) weeks after submitting the exam for processing and no later than one (1) week after receiving the retake exam processing results from the NHE exam department. The recruitment decision request must be by email as to ensure a reliable means of verification. The recruitment decision request must be sent, specifically, to the NHE director/supervisor who originally authorized recruitment component #3 [not the HR department in general].
Component #5 is reserved for HR approved candidates (new hirers).
5) Final Tier Consultation.
This is the conclusion of the recruitment process. Those advancing to recruitment component #5 are officially NHE new hirers. This recruitment component consists of a person-to-person meeting (90-120 mins) involving new hire procedures, affiliate location approval/allocation, protocols and/or logistical confirmation(s), etc. Video conferencing is available. A verification process of all job viabilities (i.e. work schedule, region/tier allocation, compensation and/or logistical assessment) is also conducted.
Job candidates who satisfy recruitment components 1-4 automatically advance to recruitment component #5.
NHE Recruitment Process
#1, #2, #3, and #4 are qualification evaluation components. Component #5 is reserved for HR approved candidates.
* The entire NHE Recruitment process is posted on this webpage. There are no additional requirements and there are no deviations from what is posted here. This lengthy evaluation process may be more extensive than most fitness companies, however we have found it to be the fairest, most non-discriminatory recruiting process. Since its inception fifteen years ago, no one has ever been denied employment due to race, age, gender, physical appearance/disability or sexual orientation because the 'face to face' comes after one has been officially hired on. Recruitment decisions are based on expertise and professionalism only. This is a verifiable fact.
** An ‘authorized’ exam status is equivalent to a ‘passing score’. An ‘unauthorized’ exam status is equivalent to a ‘non-passing score’. A 'DENIAL' status (equivalent to two unauthorized exam results) is valid for a period of five (5) years. During this period, no NHE hiring manager may submit your HR file for employment re-consideration.
NHE reserves the right to rescind any job offer type, at anytime, in the event a candidate has raised a professional, ethical or academic cause for concern. At no time is anyone guaranteed employment, prior to the receipt of an official NHE job offer letter via U.S.P.S.
NHE Recruitment Components (1-5)*