Never before has there been so much pressure on an individual to perform in a company and of course the expectation for the business to perform. Hence it is so critical to get your hiring decisions right. There is a growing trend to use Employee Assessments to help get the hiring decision right for the individual and for the business. How useful are employee assessments for employers recruiting new talent? CPG Executive Consulting have been offering employee assessments services to many of the world’s leading businesses for over 10 years. We have seen significant growth over the years where now 80% of our clients, many leading global businesses will not make a hire unless an assessment has taken place.
Human resource management challenges cost your company time, money, resources, lost opportunities, and reduced productivity, to name just a few.
What if you had the tools to head off employee challenges before they start, as well as the ability to solve existing employee challenges?
What would that be worth to you?
Employee assessments provide critical information to enable you to understand why your people think and behave as they do, on the job. This understanding of roles and staff within your organisation leads to better allocation of human capital and maximises the effectiveness of every employee by ensuring you have the right staff in the right role every time.
Reasons to use pre-employment assessments:
1. Studies have determined that up to 49% of CVs are exaggerated or outright false;
2. Two of three new hires will disappoint in the first year;
3. Two of three employees would rather work somewhere else;
4. Ninety-five per cent of applicants will “exaggerate” to get a job;
5. Most hiring decisions are made in haste – during the first five minutes of an interview;
6. A number of businesses will be sued this year over an employment issue;
7. Turnover costs thousands of pounds/euros for every departing employee;
8. Eighty per cent of employee turnover is avoidable;
So what exactly do the Employee Assessment tools enable?
Assessment tools enable:
1. Increased efficiency in the recruiting, qualifying, interviewing and selection process.
2. Better hiring and promotion decisions.
3. Stronger defensibility against potential legal challenges.
4. Decreased employee turnover and associated costs.
5. Identification of strengths and developmental opportunities of candidates and current employees.
A critical component of most hiring solutions is that individual results can be easily compared to a benchmark developed specifically for the role you have in your organisation. In this way, not only do you receive valuable information about your staff, you will also have objective information about their role to compare these results to.
The job analysis tool enables our clients with information specific to their organisation which can then be used in a variety of ways. From developing position descriptions to enhancing a recruitment or staff development process, you can be in the driver’s seat and take control of the information you need to improve the performance of your business and to better understand your staff.
There are a range of ability tests available to help with your hiring process:
Reasoning Tests. Verbal and numerical reasoning tests designed to assess candidate’s aptitude in the workplace.
Personality Questionnaire. Designed to provide an accurate measurement of the “big five” personality factors, namely, introversion/extroversion, caution/confidence, non-structural/structural, benevolence/tough-mindedness, non-conformity/conformity.
Occupational Personality Inventory. Delivers significant insight into the personality of individuals and how they typical behave in a range of situations, giving information on a wide range of managerial competencies.
Personality Interview Profiler. Measure eight key traits of an individual’s behaviour in the workplace.
Advanced Sales Questionnaire. Probes beneath the surface to identify an individual’s true characteristics. Objectively measures character traits highlighting areas of strengths and weaknesses for sales roles.
Branch Manager Questionnaire. A seven factor personality questionnaire and two ability tests designed to reflect the branch environment.
Customer Service Questionnaire. A personality questionnaire designed specifically for recruiting customer service staff.
Rapid Assessment Questionnaire. Comprises six ability tests which assess different abilities relevant to clerical and administrative roles.
Pre-Selection Questionnaire. Offers a low-tech, accurate and defensible way of sifting large numbers of applicants. The candidates complete a competency based questionnaire that is scored to indicate how closely they match the requirements of the role.
The work style Questionnaire produces eight scales relating to aspects of personality that are important to working in most office environments. Candidates are given a list of 104 adjectives and asked to what extent the words describe them. These words form eight different scales, each one describing a different aspect of a candidate’s work style. The scales measured include: dominance, drive, extraversion, confidence, social sensitivity, caring, structure and openness to change and their likely implications in the workplace.
CPG Executive Consulting offers a range of assessment solutions for all types of human resource management situations. Both when recruiting and developing talent already in your workforce. Our assessments can be benchmarked against your organisations requirements to ensure the relevance of the information you obtain.
If you would like to discuss any of the CPG Executive Consulting employee assessment solutions contact us today to discuss your specific needs.