Dear Human Resources: Using Assessments for Recruiting

April 13, 2018 By: Sarah Betteridge

Dear Human Resources:

I am a hiring manager in quite a quandary. I have been trying to fill an Administrative position for quite some time. We have had some turnover in this position. I need to find a better way to determine if a candidate is truly a good fit for the job.   Any suggestions on something that could help me with this issue?

Sincerely- Lost in Laredo

Dear Lost:

Wow, you are right, that is quite the quagmire!  There are a couple of options that you could use to help with this issue, have you thought about using Assessments? Pre-employment Assessments can uncover many things about an applicant, that aren’t otherwise evident. Resumes can be doctored, and during interviews, people can put on a good show, but insightful Assessments can help you to screen applicants for the position you are looking to fill. BEFORE you waste time hiring and training the WRONG PERSON for the job.

Pre-employment Assessments can be given to your applicants and measure career aptitude, behavioral tendencies and give you an idea how they may perform in the position.

Make sure if you add Assessments to your pre-employment process, that you are not making decisions solely based on Assessment results. Use the results in conjunction with the resume, phone screening, and interview questions.  Not sure what Assessments to use, there are many to select from.  Contact McCloskey Partners and we can assist you in determining which Assessment is right for you.

I hope this helps with your quandary!

-Human Resources

If you’re still unsure about using Assessments or if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact McCloskey Partners for the answers.

Office: 215-716-3035 x711