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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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Suitability Tell

Most people who fill out a job application don’t come with billboard signs, banners or instructions. They are also not 100% sure of what they want in a job. So how can you tell if someone is suitable for a particular position? Suitability/behavioural factors are more difficult to assess because, unlike eligibility factors, there is…

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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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8 Best Practices of Job Suitability Assessments

1. Hire for Job Specific Behaviours Research conducted by Harrison Assessments formulates different sets behavioural factors for more than 650 job types. Each job type also has different behavioural requirements depending on the required management level and experience level. Consequently, by uniquely calibrating management responsibility and experience levels, the Harrison system offers more than 6500…

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Don’t Judge a Book (Job Candidate) by its Cover (Resume)

My momma told me to never judge a book by its cover and to never choose a mate solely based upon looks. If you want someone for show, pick the ones that look good. If you want a reliable, trustworthy person of integrity than you cannot choose based upon looks alone. Your employment decision works…

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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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Assessment Use is the Foundation

Using a good psychological assessment is the essential foundation for organisational success. A high quality assessment used at the point of hire enables you to have the greatest impact on performance, productivity and retention. To be effective, an assessment must comprehensively assess both eligibility and suitability and provide an overall score. Eligibility factors include previous…

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Have You Made a Bad Hire?

Have you hired the wrong person? Fixing that bad hire can become a very expensive repair. Research shows that hiring the wrong person cost companies far more than the employee’s annual salary. It’s crucial that companies take the time and invest in a thorough interview process using proven assessment tools to find and match the…

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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…