The use of pre-employment assessments in the hiring process is rising as more organizations recognize the value of looking beyond the resume to determine the potential job fit of their candidates. Along with this increase in demand comes an ever-growing number of available solutions. Given the proliferation of assessment options and an increasingly crowded market, now worth well over $800 million in size, caveat emptor – buyer beware – is more important than ever.
At their core, pre-employment assessments provide a form of measurement rigor for the business process of staffing. Well-developed and job-relevant assessments offer objective information that helps recruiters and hiring managers differentiate among candidates to hire the most qualified individuals. Every executive knows that the quality of decision making is dependent upon the quality of the data behind it, making it essential that employers use the appropriate assessments that provide them with the insight to make smarter, evidence-based hiring decisions.
Given the number of solutions available, and the myriad claims and hyperbole about their power, companies must ensure their assessments are working effectively. The following serves as a guide to help determine if your assessments are contributing to your strategy by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of your staffing process and how the right solution can put you on the right path.
Is Your Assessment Working is a guide to documenting impact and optimizing insights. It provides examples and action items for improving your talent acquisition process.