Candidate assessment is a science designed to let recruiters read between the resume lines and tease out the best candidate fits. Properly implemented, this pre-hiring stage should provide a direct correlation to top performers and growth opportunities over time. Case studies in mass hiring have shown that assessment and screening provide more pertinent and measureable information related to candidate leadership, business acumen, and overall success indicators than the interview process.
The true value of assessment provides additional candidate gifts well beyond the scope of your specific job requisition. A complete assessment will identify the strengths of candidates for many other jobs at your company, which is the talent acquisition version of having your cake and eating it too. Candidate assessment allows managers to pull back the curtain and find out if the candidate is truly a wizard or merely another traveler on the yellow brick road with an inflated skill set.