Companies that take a long, hard look at their hiring processes realize skills and abilities carry a lot of weight. The pre-hire assessment process is one of the more effective means for getting an objective and standardized measurement of characteristics that are relevant to a job. Tests and assessments that measure an individual’s job-relevant characteristics provide invaluable information when evaluating and making a decision on a particular candidate.
With so many assessment tools at your fingertips, finding an appropriate instrument that meets your business needs can be an arduous undertaking. All assessment vendors offer similar types of tools, at least on the surface. Selecting an assessment, then, often comes down to choosing a credible partner to help build an effective, defensible pre-hire process that incorporates well designed, properly validated tests and assessments.
Exercising your due diligence by asking poignant questions about the assessment vendor and product can save you time and money down the line -- and ultimately improve your hiring practices and outcomes.