Assessments are extremely valuable and quite possibly the most underutilized tool when it comes to hiring. Companies need to take the extra step as they try to hire and have an assessment done for each candidate. Some companies may even ask their candidates to undertake a hair follicle drug test or a background check to make sure that they have thoroughly assessed the person who could be in line for the position. In industries such as healthcare, drug testing is a commonplace aspect of the pre-employment screening process. You can learn more about pre-employment drug testing by visiting the Countrywide Testing website. You need to REALLY know who you are hiring and if they are the best choice for your business.
5 Reasons You Should Use Assessments Include:
- Too expensive not to!
If you hire before your candidate has been through an assessment then you significantly increase your chances to have to rehire for the position. Talk about expensive! Hiring is pricey when you consider the costs of screening and man-hours to make the hire.
An assessment would give you a more accurate picture of the person and their capabilities before you make that “buying decision.”
- Benefits Your Training Plan
If your potential new hire completes a pre-employment assessment, then you’ll have a wealth of information about the training they need. Just think of all the info that you’ll gain when it comes to your new employee!
The way they think, answer, respond and act will come out in their assessment. You’ll gain many insights that you would not know any other way.
- The Whole Picture
If you do a pre-employment assessment with each candidate you interview then you’ll have a whole picture that explains more about them. This is so important! Wouldn’t it be helpful to see the good, the bad and the ugly from the get-go? I would think so and you will too if you add in assessments to your hiring process.
- Data, Data, Data
One great thing about assessments when it comes to hiring is that it produces data. You can’t judge a book by its cover! Data tells the true story about the strengths, weaknesses, and habits of your potential new hire.
A hunch or thought is not worth it when it comes to hiring. That little decision could cost you big. Data will help you make a more thorough choice.
- Sets a Standard
By utilizing assessments, you’ll find that you have a standard by which to hire. You treat everyone the same. You look at everyone the same. There are a lot of wins in that! If everyone goes through the same assessment then they are easier to compare.
In this day and age, an assessment is essential. Incorporate them in your hiring, immediately. v
~ Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. Copyright protected. All rights reserved