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Hiring Successful Employees for Mid-Sized Businesses With Pre-Employment Screening Assessments

Posted by Anh Tran on Mar 20, 2013 6:45:00 AM

Avoid Hiring Competent Employees Into Jobs In Which They Will Fail

hiring successfulThere is no greater tragedy in business than hiring competent employees into jobs in which they are destined to fail. When this happens, their potential is wasted. Could your employee hiring process use some improvement? Do you find that you hire employees with long-term expectations, and yet their employment is short-lived?

Mid-sized businesses have the benefit of size, which is usually determined by revenue, number of employees, and scope of business. All companies experience turnover of staff, which is natural and healthy. Most often these positions are refilled. Also, companies experiencing growth are likely to want to hire. But mid-sized organizations must carefully consider whether to add more employees or look for ways to increase the productivity of the existing team.

If you decide that hiring is necessary, then whether you're an owner, executive, or manager, you want to be able to cut costs and maximize productivity as well as the efficiency of your hiring process. Job-fit solutions will help you hire great employees by understanding the core characteristics of your top performers.

Hiring solutions measure essential behavioral characteristics an employer needs to make the most intelligent hiring and selection decisions. Advanced online job fit technology helps company leaders predict job suitability and accurately helps match people with the work they do.

Today, successful businesses use pre-employment screening assessments during the interview process to learn more about job candidates. There are many kinds of employee assessments available, but the most successful hiring assessments use job fit as a tool to increase consistency and success in the hiring process.

Job fit solutions combine tested and reliable data derived from pre-employment screening assessments with a customized job analysis survey to create a benchmark that will match candidates to the job and your company. By including job fit as a key factor in your employee selection process, your hiring process will be significantly more effective.

How does job fit work?

Based on objective criteria, your management team selects top performers in a given position. The top-performing employees are assessed on their mental ability, behavioral traits, and occupational interest, which include the following 20 core characteristics:

  1. Learning index
  2. Verbal skill
  3. Verbal reasoning
  4. Numerical ability
  5. Numeric reasoning
  6. Energy level
  7. Assertiveness
  8. Sociability
  9. Manageability
  10. Attitude
  11. Decisiveness
  12. Accommodating
  13. Independence
  14. Objective judgment
  15. Enterprising
  16. Financial
  17. People service
  18. Creative
  19. Technical
  20. Mechanical

These data are used to create a unique job-fit profile that lays the foundation for the skills and characteristics required by your company for selecting and hiring talented people.

With the job profile analysis, multiple managers have the ability to weigh their opinions and express views regarding a specific position. Once the 57-question analysis has been completed, managers' responses are entered into the assessment center for processing. The result is a unique job-fit profile.

In addition to providing information about a candidate's personality type and behavioral characteristics, the job-fit assessment will provide customized, challenging interview questions that are prepared specifically for a particular candidate based on their assessment results. These Department of Labor approved, specific interview questions can be used in the second interview. This gives your managers a critical advantage in the hiring process.

Using pre-employment screening assessments in your hiring and selection process will give you a competitive edge as you increase consistency and success in hiring talented employees. Matching people with the work they do creates a solid workforce that has the right people in the right positions.

Want to learn more about the benefits of using pre-employment screening assessments? Read more about the science behind employees assessment for hiring.

Source: Profiles International

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