Pre-Employment Testing: Why We’re Different
We are asked regularly how our approach to pre-employment testing and assessment are unique. Here’s why.
Our Pre-Employment Experience
We have developed and deployed a variety of assessment solutions in a number of industries, and bring this experience to all of our relationships. While every role is unique, there are certainly common challenges that we have addressed with our clients, all with an impressive track record of achieving measurable business results.
Quick, Customized Assessment Solutions
A second distinguisher is our ability to quickly and efficiently customize a solution for your business. In general, business professional say their company is different than the competition, as such measuring what it takes to be successful is unique too. That means off-the-shelf evaluation methods just won’t do.
Competitive advantage comes from business processes which are difficult to replicate. It is easy to implement standardized, off-the-shelf tests. The underlying assumption is that an off-the-shelf test will measure what is important in your unique job. In that respect, all jobs are treated as if they are alike.
With our quick customization approach, our solutions are more capable to predict on-the-job performance because we build a job specific approach to measure the attributes that drive success in your particular environment. In addition, this quick customization approach allows us to predict behaviors and performance metrics that are unique to each client, such as the delivery of your unique brand promise.
A Focus on Business Results
A third distinguisher is our focus on business results. Every solution that we deploy is done with the business end in mind. We believe pre-employment assessment is a form of measurement rigor for a business process called staffing. Insights gained from this measurement system can reduce staffing waste, rework, and performance variation. We go to great lengths to measure and document the contribution of our solutions to the bottom line of your business.
Two-Way Exchange of Information Toward Candidate Experience
A fourth distinguisher is our approach toward the candidate experience. First, we believe that applicants are potential customers and that they should be treated as such. They should find the assessment process a real two-sided information exchange. This exchange ought to be informative, engaging and provide a useful look into the culture, organization and role for which they are being considered, and are considering. By providing an experience built upon the context of the role in question, both sides are in a position to evaluate the compatibility and fit between an applicant and a role.
The experience should represent the brand of the enterprise and expose the candidate to the specific brand triggers that are integrated into the assessment experience. A highly branded candidate experience with challenging day-in-the-life candidate evaluation exercises- affords clients the ability to communicate the brand, deliver a Realistic Job Preview, provide exceptional face validity, and have excellent prediction of a wide range of performance criteria.
Latest Technology to Deliver Assessments
Our assessments are developed with unsurpassed scientific rigor and are deployed via a technology platform accessible in virtually any location with Internet access. Our technology offers the flexibility to function in almost any business environment and our assessment system is scalable. We handle high volume and geographically dispersed populations with our cloud based computing model.
Our pre-employment assessment platform has been designed with the expectation that our clients will possess a wide variety of candidate management or applicant tracking systems (ATS) environments. We expect to adapt our data communication procedures to accommodate the various environments we encounter. Our experience in providing customized solutions and our flexibility with regard to third-party integrations serves as an asset when it comes to assessment administration and data integration to meet clients needs. Some of our current integrations include: Taleo, Brass Ring, PeopleSoft, MyStaffingPro and PeopleClickAuthoria.
Our Scientific Rigor
Another distinguisher is our commitment to and development of the science of measurement in the human capital arena. We have a staff of doctoral level psychologists who not only help shape best practices in the field, but also contribute to the body of knowledge of performance metrics and assessment through research, papers and presentations at professional conferences. We believe that good selection science properly deployed can lead to impressive business results. As such, clients can expect to deploy a best-in-class solution that drives business results.
We Seek Long-Term Relationships
Shaker Consulting Group‘s success is contingent upon developing long-term partnerships with our clients. To do so, we go to great lengths to deliver legendary service to each organization with which we work. We have nearly 100% customer retention, due in large part to our collaborative approach and willingness to communicate openly, adapt as appropriate to client needs and lastly, for our ability to assist our clients in documenting a return on investment from staffing process improvement.