How Assessments Fit in the Hiring and Selection Process

Okay, so how do assessments fit into the process? Their are three factors to look for in the assessment process.

First, the assessment process is only part of the overall process. No one should be hired or eliminated solely on the assessment results. The norm is use the assessments for up to one third of the decision process. This allows for other methods to be involved and insures that you are hiring the best available candidates for a position.

Second, the assessment provides an objective element to the hiring process. Objectivity is found in validated assessment tools. When coupled with job position benchmarks it can become a “paint by the numbers” process for interviewing managers. They know who matches well with the requirements of the job and focus more of their limited time on extensive interviews with those candidates. This practice leads to major upgrading of the talent within the organization.

Third, using assessments has uncovered the imitators who are well versed at the interview process and act according to what they think you want for the job or position. However, once again the assessment provides objective information that goes deeper into what makes the candidate tick. Again, the quality of the interview questions become very focused or the candidate credentials can be checked more completely to uncover the truth. Again, experience shows that people have learned the interview process and without a check and balance system like assessments – less than high performers are hired.

Your hiring and selection process should include assessments. There are many assessments out there and you must use caution in the selection of which assessment tool to use. Watch for a future post to explain what to look for in an assessment. Or you can contact our office at 901-757-4434 to discuss your needs.

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Voss Graham

Sr Business Advisor / CEO at InnerActive Consulting Group Inc
Your Knowledgeable Partner for Business Success and Achievement. Dedicated to helping others get to their next level of success. Award winning business advisor; coach to executives and business owners; Business Growth Strategist; and experienced using assessments for hiring & selection, evaluation of teams and improving communication. Voss is available as a Speaker for your conferences or company meetings contact him at 901-757-4434 or use the LinkedIn or Facebook direct messages.
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Voss Graham

Your Knowledgeable Partner for Business Success and Achievement. Dedicated to helping others get to their next level of success. Award winning business advisor; coach to executives and business owners; Business Growth Strategist; and experienced using assessments for hiring & selection, evaluation of teams and improving communication. Voss is available as a Speaker for your conferences or company meetings contact him at 901-757-4434 or use the LinkedIn or Facebook direct messages.

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