Why Use Assessments?

Assessments should be an integral part of every business, from pre-hire through retirement. Good decisions are possible only when executives and managers have good information upon which to base them. The information provided by assessments can be used to allocate a company’s "human capital" most effectively. The goal is to address people challenges before they impact business operations. Thus, we are proactive rather than reactive in managing our people.

Consider the following:

  • 95 of 100 applicants will "exaggerate" to get a job during an interview
  • More than half of all job candidates misrepresent their qualifications on their resumes
  • Most hiring decisions are made in haste – during the first 5 minutes of an interview
  • 2 of 3 new hires will disappoint in the first year
  • Turnover costs thousands of dollars for every departing employee
  • 2 of 3 employees would rather work somewhere else
  • 80% of employee turnover is avoidable
  • 1 of 3 businesses will be sued this year over an employment issue
  • Employers can be held liable for their employees’ behavior on and off the job
  • Subjective hiring can lead to charges of illegal discrimination

In light of these facts, companies use assessments for many good reasons:

  • Hire the right person for the right job
  • Hire dependable people
  • Increase productivity
  • Reduce the rate of employee turnover
  • Eliminate the costs of avoidable legal actions
  • Make more effective use of human capital
  • Achieve the efficiencies that result from "Job Fit"
  • Improve the decision-making process

If you are hiring, assessments can help you put the right person in the right job. For your existing workforce, assessments can help determine if all employees are well placed. People are most productive when their work matches their thinking style, occupational interests and behavior traits. These attributes are measured by The Profile assessment tool. The incorporation of a Job Match Pattern in The Profile provides a benchmark for success.

Teams and departments function better when their leaders have information about team members’ strengths. Factors that negatively affect productivity such as stress, tension and conflict are significantly reduced when assessments are used. Assessments provide information that managers can use to coach, manage and motivate people more effectively. They can help companies find untapped talent within their organizations. Good employees may not be performing well simply because of poor Job Match. Assessments can help identify such issues. They are important tools in training, promotion and succession planning.

Most companies spend over 50% of their income on people costs. This means there is tremendous potential for increased profits when efficiencies in Human Capital investment are achieved through the use of assessments.

Give People Assessments a call now. Don’t waste another dollar on "people problems".

People Assessments
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