Selecting the right talent for your organization requires thorough evaluations and accurate measurements. Today’s companies use a variety of assessment methods to determine a candidate’s skill level, competencies, and behaviors in a variety of work scenarios. Discover the types of assessments being used for candidate evaluation and how to create your own assessment strategy to select the right talent.
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With a new wave of millennials entering the workforce, and the continued growth of the economy, the competition for quality talent is heating up. However, while the level of talent is increasing, sourcing that talent is becoming far more difficult. A recent analysis of the U.S. labor market indicates that 42% of key U.S. markets exhibit undesirable sourcing conditions for employers.
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In a blog post, workplace engagement expert, Kevin Sheridan, took issue with the notion that “employee engagement” has run its course and has instead become a routine “check-the-box” exercise. He suggests, rightly, that perhaps we should start holding the people checking the box accountable for defining, encouraging, and measuring engagement at their organizations. When a process that involves people becomes thoughtless and perfunctory, it guarantees bad results. A case in point is reference checking. Organizations that consider reference checking to be a worthless, low-value activity get worthless, low-value feedback—or worse, no feedback at all—about potential new hires.
Most of us can point to at least one situation where an external candidate was hired and turned out to not have the ability to succeed. The result was poor performance, a distracted team, and an unpleasant parting of ways. For many of us, there ...Read more
When companies base hiring decisions on high quality reference feedback and data about candidates, they increase staff retention and productivity, and reduce legal risks.
But the traditional method of checking references by telephone is ...Read more
There are many different pre-hire assessments available today. However, not all offer the types of validated science and research designed to help you make the best hiring decisions that are compliant with EEOC statutes and guidelines. Getting ...Read more
The report card on hiring in North America is pretty poor and indicates that too many organizations are simply filling positions with “bodies,” as opposed to applying meticulous screening to avoid hiring the wrong people in the first place. As revealed in my New York Times Best Seller, Building a Magnetic Culture, 59% of all new hires are gone before the one-year tenure mark. As a result, these organizations encounter the significant costs of re-recruiting and re-hiring.
Analytics have permeated all aspects of the modern entreprise. From your IT department, to your marketing and sales teams, every area of your organization is using data to deepen understanding, shape strategic decisions, and build new competitive ...Read more
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