Hiring highly qualified candidates is always a challenge for employers, but it is particularly challenging now due to the historically low unemployment rates in the United States. Merely relying on the review of candidates’ educational background, employment history, and references, as well as an interview, is not enough to know if they are the right fit for long term success in a position.
Finding the right people for your company’s roles is key to your success. According to the U.S. Labor Department, the cost of a bad hire is at least 30 percent of the employee’s first-year earnings. Identifying candidates who bring the right skill set and personality traits for a position are critical to reinforcing company culture, improving productivity, and reducing employee turnover.
Behavior-based assessments give recruiters a glimpse into each candidate’s personality, motivations, and temperament. According to SHRM, behavioral assessments help you make better hires. Used in conjunction with pre-employment skills tests, they help recruiters and hiring managers to identify the candidate’s likelihood of succeeding in a role.
eSkill is an industry leader in pre-employment assessment. eSkill helps thousands of companies administer pre-hire tests during the hiring process. eSkill’s systematic approach to assessment provides businesses with quantifiable data that will improve decrease the time-to-hire, and reduce costs associated with the hiring process.
Develop a Systematic Approach to Assessing Candidates
When considering a behavioral style assessment, it is critical to make sure the assessment offers a reliable correlation between the assessment results and job performance.
A word of caution, whenever an assessment is implemented as a part of an employer’s hiring process, it is critical to determine that the assessment is both valid and reliable to be Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) compliant. Therefore, it is wise to allow eSkill to assist your organization in the creation and administration of any pre-employment assessments administered. eSkill has a fifteen-year record of perfect EEOC compliance without any litigation, the best in the hiring assessment industry.
Create an Enjoyable Candidate Experience
Creating a positive candidate experience is critical now more than ever, due to the scarcity of available talent. Administering behavioral assessments may improve candidates’ view of your hiring practices.
According to a recent report by SHL, 62% of candidates identified behavioral assessments as the most preferred type of pre-hire evaluation, ranking it at the top of the list.
Maintaining transparency throughout the hiring process is another way to facilitate an enjoyable candidate experience. Notify candidates that behavioral assessments will be used, when they will be administered, how the results will be used, and when the candidate will see the results. This open communication will result in candidates feeling valued.
More Applications of Behavioral Assessments After Hiring
Behavioral Assessments As a Part of a Complete Hiring and Training Process
Behavioral assessments used in conjunction with skills tests and video interviews give a complete picture of a candidate before you hire them. Unlike job-specific skills, personality traits are not typically something that can be taught. These assessments measure core behavioral characteristics that can be matched to a role’s requirements to determine a successful fit.
When used properly, behavioral style assessments are a fair and objective way to uncover candidates’ assets and shortcomings. eSkill makes the implementation of pre-employment behavioral assessments easy, allowing you to streamline the pre-employment process and mitigate the risk of bad hires.
Learn more about the benefits of using eSkill’s behavioral-based assessments, job-specific skill assessments, and video interviews to find qualified candidates quickly.
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