It can take months to truly understand an employee. Assessment tests measure traits that are relatively stable over time, helping hiring managers understand what the person would be like to work with on a daily basis.
For higher volume jobs with a significant number of applicants, assessment test results can be used early in the process to filter out poor-fit candidates, enabling recruiters to focus their time on candidates with the highest potential.
Unconscious bias can creep into the hiring process, with devastating effects. Pre-employment assessments offer a way to balance subconscious feelings and emotions with the reality of what the individual is like, leveling the playing field.
When candidates have little experience, it is hard to gauge potential. Pre-employment assessments analyze how well natural traits and abilities line up with the job, so employers can determine if the person can grow into the role.
Candidates often present the best version of themselves, making it difficult for employers to determine risk factors. Assessment tests provide detailed information on where and how much a candidate may struggle on the job.
Hiring people whose innate traits do not match up with what’s required of the job often results in a turnover. A pre-employment assessment helps you identify and steer clear of potential mismatches.
Assessments outline where a candidate will naturally excel and where they may require extra support. Managers use this information to tailor on-boarding, helping employees get up to speed faster and increasing speed to productivity.
Hiring the wrong employee is expensive; training costs, errors made, and cost of replacement, let alone the impact to team and company morale, all add up to significant costs. Using pre-hire testing reduces the number of hiring mistakes.