Avoid Costly Hiring Mistakes
What is Talent Assessment?
Talent Assessment is a method of screening, interviewing, and testing the candidates you have attracted to your company for an open position.
You can use our services to fill a vacated role or to find someone for a newly-created position.
Why use outside experts to help with talent assessment?
If you’re like most leaders, you’ve learned the hard way that a great interview doesn’t always guarantee great job performance. A candidate’s resume looks great, the interviews go well, and everyone likes the person, so you hire them.
Within a few weeks, though, you are unpleasantly surprised at their poor performance and bad attitude. Even worse? Co-workers tend to focus on new hires, so their bad behavior tends to impact others more than you realize.
Then, you’re stuck with the high cost of replacing the bad hire and the impact on your staff of seeing people come and go.
That’s why it is so important to make hire the right way. And that’s why so many companies use professionals, particularly psychologists, to handle their talent assessment process.
We have a proprietary and proven process that identifies the key attitudes, interpersonal skills, and competencies needed to perform effectively in a targeted role. Then, we assess the degree to which a final candidate has those qualities.
From resume reviews and phone screenings to in person interviews and job-relevant assessment tools, you will learn the “goodness of fit” between a candidate and the open position.
(Note: Our Talent Assessment process is different from the services provided by search firms; many clients hire us to screen candidates referred to them by their search firm.)
How You Benefit
You learn how well a candidate will likely fit before you hire them. The process reduces training costs, too, by identifying where orientation and training efforts should be targeted.
We can also help you improve your existing process for screening executive-level candidates by reviewing your recruitment and selection materials and suggesting improvements. Weaknesses or redundancies are often revealed that you may not have known existed. This saves you time and money while increasing the effectiveness of the entire hiring process. In addition, I offer training for your staff on how to conduct more effective interviews.
Finally, we are experienced at turning our pre-hire assessment reports into development plans you can use to on-board new hires. This saves a huge amount of time and lets you avoid wasted time in getting someone up to speed.
What is the Process?
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 position’s requirements as well as your company culture. Training recommendations are also provided.
Psychologists are trained in how to conduct job-relevant assessments. We know how to spot the subtle things most interviewers miss. And we’re trained to avoid the kind of biases that often lead well-meaning hiring managers toward exactly the kind of candidate you should NOT hire.
These assessment methods are research-based and comply with legal requirements.
Dr. Weiman has conducted pre-hire assessments for private companies, non-profits, professional practices, and the US Department of Justice (Drug Enforcement Administration), the US Department of Homeland Security (Federal Air Marshals Service), the US Department of Defense, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Call (610) 642-3040 for more information on Talent Assessment.
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