How Pre-Employment Assessments Can Help You Hire Great People

how pre-employment assessments can help you hire great people

Looking for the right candidates for an organization can sometimes be difficult, simply because there is no accurate way to quantify what someone can bring to the table for your business. However, there are methods to which some of the complications with hiring candidates can be reduced. This comes in the form of pre-employment assessments. These are usually screenings that prospective employees take in order to properly gauge what their strengths and weaknesses are.

Increased Efficiency

Let’s face it, at times we waste a lot of time going through a litany of resumes to see which candidates would be right for the job.

It is a very complex process to go through, and eventually can become very tedious. Using pre-employment assessments can help expedite this process while increasing the efficiency of finding more suitable candidates.

Many resumes that you come across may have similar skills listed for your specific job, but using an assessment more accurately breaks down what their true skills and abilities are.

If you use these results, you can combine those results with the power of the Internet to find the more qualified candidates first and focus on them. Being able to identify high profile candidates will streamline the process and help you save the time that you would normally spend plowing through applications and pick the elite first. 

Higher Productivity

If you are going to hire someone, you will have to trust that they can do the job you ask them to do in an efficient and timely manner.

Using an assessment can help this cause a great deal. With these screenings, you are able to extract raw data from their results and be able to determine whether or not they will make the right decisions in certain scenarios.

Predictive and validated metrics that evaluate what an employee is likely to do in a certain scenario will help you figure out what an employee is more likely to do in a real case. From those results, you will be able to determine which ones will be right for the job. If you hire more productive candidates, you will have a more productive business. With this, you will be able to find out if the company’s goals will be reached if you hire a certain individual.

This can also prove to be more convenient as opposed to asking face to face what a candidate would be able to do. Let the data speak for itself, and make your determination based off of that. 

Increased Retention


Not only will using these assessments help you determine whether or not a candidate possesses the skills it takes to succeed on the job, but it can also help you retain more employees in the long run?

Why?

Because these screenings help determine whether or not a candidate would be comfortable on the job. Therefore, they will not be faced with any surprises and can fully expect what they can face on a day to day basis.

This will reduce the probability of you having to let employees go because of poor performance or the employee quitting because he or she does not feel comfortable. Employees who score high or favorably on these assessments are more likely to stay and less likely to get fired because of these reasons.

Take advantage of this fact, and you will be able to find a diverse set of candidates that can meet your needs for an extended period of time. 

Quicker Employment Transition 

Again, you could be wasting a lot of time looking through resumes and selecting a few to come in for an interview. However, with these employment assessments, you can determine on the spot whether or not your candidates are ready.

Once you know that they are you can offer them the position and start the training process immediately.

Every day you do not have employees, your goals may not be reached and you could be losing money in the process. The more candidates you find that are able and ready to do the job, the better off your business will be.


2 Comments

  • Steffi Trott says:

    Thank you for sharing this. I can absolutely see how following your advice will increase the retention of newly hired employees, as well as speed up the time until we can start the training process. As someone fairly new to the field, this was an eye-opener. Again, thank you for sharing – I just recently found your page and really enjoy it!

  • Anant Vijay soni says:

    Hi Steefi,

    Great thanks for sharing this great content related to pre-employment assessment, I am already working on increasing efficiency.

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