Candidate assessments help ensure that the individual characteristics of a candidate are compared accurately to those of your current highest-performing employees.
Historically, employers have depended exclusively on resumés, references, and interviews as sources of information for making hiring decisions. More frequently, assessment tools that identify character profiles and behavioral traits provide employers valuable insight to better evaluate job candidates. When candidates are assessed, the right people are hired 54% of the time. When an assessment of occupational interests is added, successful results improve to 66%. The most impressive results are achieved, however, when an integrated assessment is used - one that measures behavioral traits, thinking, and occupational interests.
By reducing the incidence of improper hiring, increasing the effectiveness of training, and by sharply cutting the level of turnover, assessments help minimize many organizational expenses. Managers and supervisors have more time to manage effectively, productivity increases, and the bottom line improves.