The Importance of Skills Assessment Testing During the Recruitment Process

People Stuff offers Skills Assessment Testing as part of our recruitment process. It brings recruitment to a whole new level of accuracy, insight and removing biases. Here are three important reasons to use Skills Assessmet Testing

1. Skills Assessment Testing is more objective

Rely on objective data to make better hiring decisions. Skills Assessment Testing can provide you with standardised, useful insights on candidates and predict job performance and company fit. By using this data to identify and hire the right candidate you’ll also improve overall productivity and effectiveness of your teams.

Unlike face to face interviews, Skills Assessment Testing allows you to assess a wide range of applicable skills and personality traits. It allows you to assess various characteristics of the candidate such as: cognitive ability, strategic thinking, subject-area knowledge, confidence, problem solving ability, leadership ability, agreeableness, organisational skills, helpfulness, analytical skills, risk-taking, productivity, initiative, honesty, people-skills, reliability, positivity, empathy, collaboration, etc.

2. Skills Assessment Testing increases employee retention

As important as hiring the right candidate, it’s crucial for companies to retain talent and reduce turnover. With Skills Assessment Testing, you can screen candidates more efficiently for aptitude and personality and assess whether a candidate is likely to stay in the role and fit in with the company culture.

To assess if candidates are fit for a position, there are many factors that can be considered such as passion for learning; overall ambition; ownership and initiative; empathy; communication skills; critical thinking skills; collaboration skills; honesty; motivation; curiosity; etc. Screening for these skills during a standard face-to-face interview can be really difficult.

Employees that aren’t the right fit for a job will eventually underperform in terms of engagement with the role and productivity and, thus, are more likely to leave. And as you well know, replacing a bad hire can be very expensive and time-consuming. But Skills Assessment Testing can reduce costs on hiring and training costs by providing you with data that will help you hire the right people for a position the first time.

Contrary to what people normally think, Skills Assessment Testing can increase the legal defensibility of your hiring process, when used correctly. The use of Skills Assessment Testing testing and assessment has to follow the same guidelines as any other hiring selection method (including resumes, interviews, etc.)

These guidelines state that Skills Assessment Testing are completely legal to use as long as they are job-related. Tests have an additional layer of legal defensibility due to the fact that they provide employers with objective, scientifically validated predictors of success in a job, in opposition to other subjective hiring methods. These actually gives companies a chance to better defend their hiring procedures if someone questions their hiring process legality.

Give us a call if you want to learn more about our Skills Assessment Testing during our recruitment process. or (709) 697-2423

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