One of the most intriguing elements of pre-hire assessments is their ability to filter candidates for a specific quality.
In the retail industry, this can be especially helpful for companies seeking long-term employees for frontline, customer-facing positions. Having a standardized system in place that’s able to consistently identify reliable employees is invaluable in the retail business.
Unfortunately, post-recession, the number of applicants actively seeking short-term employment has grown significantly. Every candidate you encounter will come from a unique professional background and their future goals may just involve a short stint at your company. Most retailers want to avoid hiring employees that are simply seeking temporary employment. Pre-hire assessments make it possible to identify candidates with characteristics that are indicative of long-term employment potential, among other desirable qualities.