Dave found out that market leaders, high performing organizations and highly brand conscious companies are using custom simulations for pre-employment testing and employee selection.
In the article, Dr. Nina Brody of Take Care Health Systems (a division of Walgreens) stated: "the assessment gives candidates a highly realistic job preview - causing some to self-select out early and others to solidify their commitment - and creates an impression that Take Care is operating at technology's cutting edge.."
Also in the article, Beth Yates of KeyBank states, "the simulations create an interactive, highly immersive, multi-media experience; they mimic key job tasks and test for competencies such as providing client service, adpting to change, supporting team members, following procedures, cross selling, and working efficiently..."
Simulations deliver a highly engaging multi-method assessment inside a company branded candidate experience. Candidates walk away feeling like they learned a great deal about the job and the company. The company also learns a great deal about the candidate from the work sample they provide by completing the Virtual Job Tryout.
If you are a member of SHRM, check out the January issue of HR Magazine article Effective Assessments on page 61.
If you are not a SHRM member, drop me an e-mail at joe(dot)murphy at shakercg.com (you can figure that out) I can forward the article to you.