Analytical tools for HR professionals.
Having the right people in place creates a strategic competitive advantage. As developers of Virtual Job Tryout®, the industry leader in simulation-based pre-employment testing, Shaker Consulting Group equips HR professionals and recruiters clear assessment and selection strategies that define competencies critical to employee success, provide job-relevant candidate data, and ultimately help organizations make well-informed personnel decisions.
As part of every candidate profile, we provide an objective analysis that includes a description of the person, a comparison to other candidates, and an evaluation of overall fit.
We can help you with content and methods in the following areas:
- Virtual Job Tryout
- Realistic Job Previews
- Gross Negative Disqualifiers (GND)
- Corporate Culture Overview
- Scorable Biodata
- Situational Judgment Inventories
- Workstyle Inventories
- Reasoning and Critical Thinking Assessments
- Data Entry/Data Checking
- Career Change Motivators
- Job-Fit Clarification
- Voice of Candidate
Assessment tools – easily tailored at a low cost.
In addition to Virtual Job Tryout, Shaker Consulting Group offers a library of assessment tools for hiring with documented validity for predicting a range of mission critical employee behaviors. Assessment solutions for your most pivotal positions can be quickly tailored from our extensive library.
Interviewing can be extremely valuable in the hiring process, when it complements the other data collected about applicants. Research has shown that highly structured, behaviorally-based interviews, targeting key criteria can be very accurate, and Shaker Consulting Group offers a suite of interviewing tools, including:
- Guidelines for effective interviewing
- Legal considerations
- Training on how to rate candidates effectively
- Rating forms
- Competency-based interview questions with behavioral anchors
- Complete Interview Guides customized around your competencies, including rating forms, instructions, and questions
Many ongoing performance appraisal processes do not capture or communicate the most important information about performance, and serve limited use in creating positive change. Shaker Consulting Group creates highly specific, easy to use anchored behavioral rating scales that allow your supervisors to give reliable ratings that provide true insight into individual strengths and developmental needs.
Shaker Consulting Group ties all developmental activities back to the competencies that are most critical for success, to ensure that your efforts are maximally efficient and effective. We offer a variety of competency-based developmental tools to enhance performance.
For high level, mission critical positions, it is important to learn as much as possible about your candidates. Shaker Consulting Group’s expert industrial psychologists can assess the strengths and developmental needs of your candidates through a proprietary interview and assessment process, culminating in a unique assessment report that documents all relevant applicant characteristics. This assessment can be augmented with a developmental action planning session, in which Shaker’s Ph.D. consultants work with your executives, one on one, to determine specific actions that will help to improve strengths and lessen limitations.
Shaker Consulting Group’s card sort process is based on a unique competency framework, which is designed to include all potentially relevant business competencies. Using the card deck with our structured process, clients can perform specific sorts to analyze new hire characteristics, review employee performance, create competency and performance models, and more. Assessing performance is much easier with the card sort, because you are able to see the full spectrum of characteristics that lead to business results. This helps users to broaden their perspectives and focus not just on the specific set of competencies that they already do well.
Shaker Consulting Group employs a variety of organizational surveys to promote better understanding of issues affecting individual, team, and organizational performance. Specific surveys are available for analyzing culture, attitudes, organizational effectiveness, and for 360-degree (multi-rater) feedback. Customized surveys can also be easily developed, and the surveys can be deployed online or on paper.
Contact us today for a complimentary analysis of your hiring needs and to obtain a customized ROI calculator to document the cost savings and productivity gains with Shaker Consulting Group.