What Are the Best Pre-hire Assessment Attributes to Consider?
Do pre-hire assessment attributes matter? The short answer is candidate assessments can help ensure smarter hiring as part of an overall and integrated recruiting, assessment and hiring process. But we do not recommend solely relying upon a pre-hire assessment to make your hiring decisions.
Hiring Well is a Huge Responsibility
Hiring the right people can boost your team’s performance, enhance morale and drive profitable growth. Hiring the wrong people will do just the opposite…hamper production, lower morale and delay growth. So how should you proceed in order to hire right?
It Would Be Great If Pre-hire Assessments Ensured Smarter Hiring
The idea of pre-hire assessments is very tempting. Wouldn’t it be great to base your hiring decision upon candidate survey results? Hand each candidate a survey and then tally up the results to see if they will thrive in your culture and if they possesses the skills, knowledge and ability to get the job done.
Pre-hire Candidate Assessments Alone Are Not Enough
Unfortunately, hiring well requires a lot more hard work than simply analyzing data from a pre-hire candidate assessment. You need to be soundly grounded in behavior based interviewing practices. We believe that there is a combination of techniques that can serve you best:
How Pre-hire Assessments can Help
With the right pre-hire assessment attributes, highly validated candidate assessments can be enormously helpful in the screening and recruiting process. They can quickly and efficiently help disqualify candidates saving both time and money, and they can tell you a lot about a candidate’s knowledge, attitudes, abilities and even personality traits.
Five Pre-hire Assessment Attributes to Consider
Make sure that any candidate hiring assessment you choose has these five pre-hire assessment attributes. The pre-hire assessment should be:
The Bottom Line
Candidate assessments can help ensure smarter hiring as part of an overall talent acquisition strategy, but, by themselves, they cannot identify top talent that fits.
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