To find the best talent, smart companies are taking every possible opportunity to interview job seekers. Whether you utilize in-house recruitment personnel or outsource to a recruitment agency, the results are typically hit or miss.
Profiles International takes the guesswork out of recruitment by helping you identify the right people with the right mix of skills, abilities, interests, and job match before you hire them. What is work, if not a process of continually finding solutions to problems? Each day situations arise that require evaluation, consideration, and decision. The ability to make more positive decisions than negative is the mark of successful leadership.
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Decisions leading to satisfying solutions for the challenges you face are based on having accurate facts, statistics, and numbers. A valuable function of Profiles International employee assessments is their presentation of objective, quantified data about employees. This data is invaluable when solving people problems.
A recent study showed that the correlation between the ability to deliver well in a job interview and the ability to do well on the job is just 14 percent. This is the equivalent of finding one good employee out of every seven people you interview. If you (or your recruitment agency) have found yourself in a similar position, there are proven methods to improve this average. The same study considered these methods:
- Background Checks
Companies can increase the 14 percent of potential employees typically found during the interviewing process to 26 percent if candidates are required to first pass a series of Employee Background Checks.
- Personality Tests
If a 26 percent rate of successful hires, or roughly one out of four, is not enough of an improvement in percentage, consider traditional assessment tools used in the hiring process. These assessments measure personality characteristics. Personality tests raised the rate of success in hiring to 38 percent.
- Abilities Assessments
When applicants’ abilities and personality were tested, employers found they were hiring the right people just 54 percent of the time.
- Interest Assessments
The study also considered interest assessments to see how a candidate’s personal interests had an effect on job fit. This raised the successful hiring rate to 66 percent.
- Job Match Assessments
The study found that the most impressive and successful assessments integrate a combination of factors, and also include the concept of job match. Profiles International uses cutting-edge technology combined with empirical data to evaluate the candidate against employees who are exemplary in performing their duties. These recruitment assessments can increase an employer’s ability to identify excellent candidates more than 75 percent of the time.
Perfect for Companies and Recruitment Agencies
Only Profiles International offers a full suite of employee background checks and recruitment assessments to help you discover a candidate’s actual match to the job. By matching candidates with jobs, you will increase your success rate and reduce turnover.