Talent Assessment is a method of screening, interviewing, and testing the candidates you have attracted to your company for an open position.
The most common uses of Talent Assessment are to assess candidates for open positions, to assess employees to identify high-potential employees, and to help assess employees being considered for a promotion. When using an outside firm like ours, the company handles the overall process, and we perform a specific part of it. Usually, in pre-hire, […]
As management psychologists, we use assessment tools designed for whatever the specific purpose is, and confirm that they meet all ethical guidelines around psychological testing. In general, we use online questionnaires and interviews, depending on the project. We can also create “assessment centers” for clients.
Psychologists (unlike non-psychologist consultants who have no formal licensure) are required by our ethical code to use valid and reliable instruments for any work we do. Other than questionnaires that gather basic information about a participant, we use well-researched tools backed up by appropriate psychometric research. We encourage all of our clients to use the […]
Yes. All of our pre-employment, development, and promotion assessments include feedback both to the participants and to the supervisors, HR, and other key stakeholders as needed. In fact, we provide feedback to job candidates for any assessments we give them. This is always with the employer’s knowledge and permission. Candidates for jobs where they receive […]
Assessment tools used in pre-employment screening and development assessment must be shown as valid for whatever they purport to measure. Any test publisher should be able to provide documentation that the instrument being used was developed, designed, and shown to be relevant for the advertised purpose. Not all assessments can be used for all purposes. […]
Most companies can benefit right away by ensuring they have a well-organized approach to staffing their company, succession planning, hiring, development, and other basic HR processes. One mistake we consistently see companies make is deciding to immediately fill an open position just because it is open. We recommend, instead, that they do a review of […]
That depends on the company and what they view as the key drivers of their success. For example, if a company strongly values having entrepreneurial employees who are comfortable taking the lead on projects, are innovative, and interact well with other people, those key issues can be included in any type of talent assessment. If […]
It is perfectly legal to use tests and questionnaires as part of your hiring, development, and promotion processes. What is not legal is to use anything that results in discriminating against those protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act and any other law. For that reason, we encourage our clients to review their pre-employment screening […]
We conduct a needs assessment and prepare a profile of the ideal candidate. We then review each candidate’s application materials, conduct an interview and use questionnaires to learn more about him or her. We give you a feedback summary and talk through it with you. The report covers the goodness-of-fit between the candidate and the […]