Why Validity is So Important with Behavioral Assessment Tests

Research conducted by Gallup found that when organizations systematically select top candidates using validated assessments, they see 33% higher revenue per employee and experience 59% less turnover. The potential boost valid employment assessments can have on organizational productivity is immense. However, the key to successful and legally compliant implementation is establishing the validity of tests used […]

Pre Employment Behavioral Assessment Best Practices

When listing the competencies essential to most positions, it is tempting to only think of specific technical skills such as project management, accounting, or data analytics. But human resources (HR) professionals have found a major deficit of fundamental behavioral characteristics like effective communication skills and attention to detail among candidates and employees alike. While technical […]

How to Use Behavioral Assessments and Skills Tests to Hire Better Employees

Hiring highly qualified candidates is always a challenge for employers, but it is particularly difficult now due to the historically low unemployment rate. And simply relying on the review of candidates’ educational background, employment history, references, and performance during an interview is not enough to know if they are the right fit for a position. […]

How to Use Behavioral Assessment Tests with Contractors

According to the ADP Research Institute, the number of independent contractors in the U.S. increased by 6 million between 2010 and 2019. And that was before the Coronavirus pandemic. Today as organizations respond to the pandemic’s economic impact and an uncertain future, the “gig worker” trend continues to accelerate. According to a global survey by […]

Why Tackling Unconscious Bias in Hiring Practices is Important in 2020

Events during 2020 have sparked a much greater awareness of conscious and unconscious bias in society. Accusations of police brutality that resulted in riots along with a pandemic that has disproportionately impacted people of color have emphasized the importance of eliminating racial and ethnic bias in all aspects of society, including the workplace. As a result, business […]

Top Hiring Skills Tests for Healthcare

From resumes to cover letters and references, healthcare organizations can access multiple sources of information to learn about candidates. However, using these sources of information is incredibly subjective and does little to ensure a candidate can succeed in a role. On the other hand, healthcare skills tests provide employers with a skills-driven, evidence-based approach to […]

How to Train Hiring Managers to Reduce Unconscious Bias

Given the civil unrest we have seen this year, many would agree that deeply-rooted systemic racism is still a problem in the U.S. At the same time, studies show that unemployment that resulted from the Coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately impacted people of color. This has caused business leaders to take a hard look at how […]

How Pre-Employment Skills Testing in Healthcare Improves Hiring

For organizations to meet the demands of the current healthcare talent landscape, they must move away from outdated hiring practices and begin implementing data-driven approaches to identifying qualified talent. With eSkill’s healthcare employment assessment tests, organizations can lock-in efficiency and improve talent selection decisions. Mitigate Risk and Improve Hiring Outcomes The cost of hiring an […]

How to Avoid Unconscious Bias in Hiring

The goal of recruiting is to attract the best talent and hire the best candidates. So, in theory, the hiring process is designed to eliminate unqualified candidates and identify applicants with the skills and aptitude to excel in a position. However, unconscious bias can throw a wrench into even the best hiring process. Implicit biases, […]

How Hospitals Are Using Pre-Employment Testing to Hire Better Medical Staff

Hospitals have historically been at the center of the U.S. healthcare system, and having a qualified medical staff is central to their ability to deliver excellent care. Hiring the right medical staff is critical. At a minimum, patient satisfaction is at stake. More dangerously, patient safety is in the hands of healthcare workers. Therefore, using […]

5 Common Unconscious Biases in Hiring And What to Do About Them

Have you ever bumped an applicant up the list because they went to a prestigious school or eliminated a candidate for wearing the wrong clothes? While we would like to think we are objective, the reality is that we are only human. Everyone is subject to implicit biases. Unfortunately, when left unchecked, biases have a […]

Best Hiring Assessments for Medical Staff

Amid a global health crisis, one of the most challenging factors in the healthcare industry is hiring qualified candidates for in-demand positions. According to Deloitte’s 2019 Global Health Care Outlook, staffing represents up to 70% of hospitals’ costs. So, finding and retaining top talent is a critical business issue. Developing a systematic, evidence-based approach to […]
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