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FOCUS: Key Question One for Assessment Evaluation

In determining whether an assessment is good for your organisation, the first key question to ask during assessment evaluation is whether the assessment is work focused and presented in a manner that builds the confidence of applicants and employees? Consider how an assessment and the assessment process will impact applicants and/or employees. While this is…

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Consistent Scoring and Accurate Employment Decisions… Through an Assessment?

There are a lot of assessments available today. So how do you choose which one is right for you? Start with what you want to accomplish by giving the assessment. Skills assessments help answer the question, “Can the person do their specific job effectively?” Cognitive assessments evaluate a person’s mental ability and aptitude in relationship to a job. Does the person…

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Tell the Truth – Ever Lie on a Job Application? (I bet you did)

Most people who fill out a job application don’t tell the truth. They may deliberately lie in order to not reveal something they think may disqualify them for the job, or they may not know the truth about themselves enough to even realise they are lying. A good comprehensive behavioural assessment needs to have an effective…

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Measuring Suitability

For most jobs, suitability/behavioural factors are about 50% of the reason people succeed or fail at a job. Therefore, effectively measuring suitability is an essential part of a good assessment. The importance of assessing behaviour during recruitment is evidenced by the fact that most organisations hire people for their eligibility and then try to develop…

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Turnover- The Ants are Fleeing the Colony

“Why is everybody leaving?” he said as he stomped into the office. “In the last four weeks we’ve lost two of our best middle managers and I just heard through the rumour mill we are going to lose two more!” Is this a familiar scene? People don’t leave jobs, they leave people. The costs of…

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The Fourth CRUCIAL Step of Good Hiring

Can you learn enough about a person in one interview to make a thoroughly good decision to hire? Most firms go through a three step process to hire someone. Step 1- Gather Applications and sort to find five to ten good candidates. Step 2- Run background check and possibly basic skill test. Step 3- Interview…

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There is No Need to Reinvent the Wheel… Trick it Out

Today’s labour market is competitive. Competitive in the sense that good people are hard to find. Gone are the days of putting up a help wanted sign in the window and having highly qualified applicant’s line up to get the job. Once you do get someone hired, the costs of training and developing them are…

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Best Results for Workplace Assessments

Workplace assessments are prevalent these days. Most are attempting to help firms identify employees and applicants who are more likely to achieve the best business results. What does “best results” mean for workplace assessments? Performance connected to profits? If so, the good results will depend upon what the actual job entails doing. Therefore, a good…

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The Difference Between Ipsative and Normative Tests

Assessments are tools that are effective and safe (legally, for the employer and for the employee) for their intended purpose when you use the right tool for the right job. Harrison Assessments is both ipsative and normative. The questionnaire is ipsative in that 8 items are ranked against each other in a group and there…

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Hire Right the 1st Time

Hiring right the first time can save you a lot of time and your company a lot of money. Today forward thinking companies are using HSMs and new tools to choose the best candidates. If you are tasked with hiring responsibilities, here are some suggestions from Robert Half to improve your chances of hiring the right…