Executives Guide To Assessments


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And Why It Is An Important Predictor of Job Success

Job Fit is a numerical measurement of how well an individual’s strengths and weaknesses match the requirements of a particular job and work environment.

Based on identifying these personality traits, abilities,and behaviors, assessing a candidate for for job fit before you hire them reveals if a person CAN do a job, HOW they will do a job, and if they will ENJOY the job.

Establishing and measuring job fit benefits everyone because it helps to identify and put people in positions where they are likely to be successful.

Job Fit 80%
Job Fit For Employee Satisfaction

If you love to get up for work and thrive in your work environment, and are proud to work for your organization, you’re not only going to be productive, but also highly engaged.

It’s more than engagement—it’s ownership, because when someone fits their job, they become committed to the organization and its goals.

People who fit their jobs are less likely to quit, and instead, grow as productive and engaged contributor to the benefit of both themselves and their company.


The Success Of Your Company
Depends Upon The People You Hire

Here's How To Use Pre-Employment Testing To Predict Success
Even If You Have Had Inconsistent Results In The Past

Here's How To Use Pre-Employment Testing To Predict Success
Even If You Have Had Inconsistent Results In The Past

The Success Of Your Company
Depends Upon The People You Hire

Here's How To Use Pre-Employment Testing To Predict Success
Even If You Have Had Inconsistent Results In The Past

Use Pre-Employment Testing To Predict Success...

Even If You Have Had Inconsistent Results In The Past

Pre-employment testing adds objective, digital information to the otherwise subjective hiring process to help you reduce hiring risk.

Finding and Selecting Top Performing Employees Is More Difficult Than Ever

Demographics and The Internet Are Making Hiring More Challenging

There Are Not Enough Quality Candidates

This report from the Department of Labor tells the story: demographic trends are working against you.

There is less than one person available to hire for every job available. Unfortunately, this means that some companies can't locate, attract, and hire the high quality candidates they need.

HR Strategies Today can help you solve this problem by creating a data driven Performance Model for any position and using this model to write job postings that attract your ideal candidates.

Job Interview Resources

Candidates Are Well Prepared

The amount of information available on the internet means that candidates know what you are going to ask before you ask.

And they are well prepared in advance with perfect answers that are designed to get them the job, not help you hire the right person.

We can help by analyzing your needs and recommending a modern pre employment test that digitally compares your candidate to a job and generates customized interview questions.

You can then add these questions to your existing process to help you explore candidate strengths and weaknesses in ways they won’t be prepared for.

Some candidates even embellish the information on their resume.

Traditional Methods Aren't Enough

Thirty years of research shows that the traditional resume / experience / education / interview selection strategy doesn't provide enough information to consistently hire top performing employees.

Behavior (not personality) and cognitive ability are the two factors with the highest correlation to hiring success and they are almost impossible to accurately measure during a traditional interview process.

You might be interested in this 2019 research published in the Harvard Business Review.

Hiring Strategies Correlation With Success

Correlation of selection factors with performance

Pre employment Testing
Solves These Problems

Find More Qualified Employment Candidates

Inconsistent Hiring Results

Candidates fail because of the existence of negatives, not a lack of positives.

A properly designed employment test adds objective information to an otherwise subjective decision process and uncovers weaknesses and strengths you might not be aware of based upon the results of an interview or their experience and training..

An employment test with  Job Fit Analysis objectively compares a candidate to the cognitive, behavioral, and motivational requirements of the job to help a hiring manager determine what interview questions to ask.

What To Ask In The Interview

Interviewing takes practice and experience, but most hiring managers only interview a few times each year.

Even experienced HR professionals can benefit from the customized interview questions generated by a hiring assessment when it compares a candidate to the thinking style and behaviors required to be successful in the job.

Fortunately, there's no need to change your hiring process.

Simply add these customized interview questions to your existing interview process to make sure you explore all of the potential strengths and weaknesses that will impact the success of the candidate.

PXT Select Intervew Questions
Engage and Retain Top Performers

Employee Engagement and Retention

Even better than hiring high quality new people is keeping the ones you already have!

You probably know from experience that your best people are the ones who are most likely to leave because they are highly qualified and being recruited by your competitors.

The good news is that our assessments can help you retain existing top performers by providing team optimization, coaching advice, career pathing  and succession planning.

Our mission is to provide a complete employee lifecycle solution.

Benefits Of Using Hiring Assessments

Make Your Life Easier and Your Business More Profitable

Slash Costly Turnover

As you know, sourcing, recruiting, hiring, and training is more expensive than ever before, so it's critically important to reduce turnover by making sure that every hire fits their position.

Job fit technology reduces turnover because when someone "fits" their job, they don't think about leaving and they become impervious to headhunters – even if they are offered more money.

And... they work harder, are more productive, and don't waste management time.

Use The PXT Select To Reduce Turnover

Increase Productivity

You know from experience that someone who fits their job is more productive because their responsibilities match their natural behaviors and the work is easier and less stressful for them.

Research reveals that employees who are well matched to their jobs are 2.5 times more productive on the job - and that the higher the level of job, the greater the gain in productivity.

Create Outstanding Teams

What if you could predict how well someone will fit into an existing team – or solve current team problems?

Our assessments will help your team leaders and team members understand their similarities and differences so they can address the group’s dynamics in a constructive way

The Team Analysis report can also be used for planning and selection to see how a new team member might affect team dynamics.

PXT Select Improves Team Performance
Identify Future Leaders

Build Leadership Strength

Our leadership assessment gives you reliable insight into a candidate’s leadership potential and their approach to meeting leadership challenges.

It helps hiring managers understand how a candidate leads by revealing an individual’s key characteristics and their personal strengths and challenges as they relate to six universal Leadership Skills.

Featuring tailored questions and tips on ‘what to listen for’ with each candidate, this report gives you a valuable edge in selecting your next leaders.

Make Everyone Better

Want to get the most out of everyone?

The best way is to take advantage of the natural strengths of each person while minimizing any problems created by their natural behaviors.

Unfortunately, few managers have the training and experience needed to to do this. Many times managers know that something is wrong, but they don’t know what it is.

To solve this problem, our assessments create customized coaching advice that can be used by any manager to solve challenges and take advantage of natural strengths… and get the most out of everyone.

A Pre-Employment Test Can Be A Valuable Addition To Your Process If It Is Used Right

How To Use Pre Employment Tests

Pre-Employment Tests Best Practices

Hiring Assessment Best Practices Watch Now

Here five best practices for using a pre-employment test to avoid hiring mistakes and hire more top performers for your company.

These employment test best practices have been developed over the past twelve years working with clients to hire thousands of people. They are tested and proven. Here they are:

Pre-Employment Tests Worst Practices

Hiring Assessment Worst Practices Watch Now

Here six worst practices for using a pre-employment test.

These are the worst practices we have observed over the past twelve years working with clients to hire thousands of people. Here they are:

How We Can Help You

You Are Busy, So We Take Care Of Everything  For You

Five Star Service

Adding a hiring assessment can be fast and easy.

Our goal is to enable you to leverage our expertise and for us to be involved in the process as much or as little as you prefer.

This means that our service can range from "done for you" to "done with you", to "do it yourself".

Which ever level you prefer, we are here to advise and help in any way you need.

Done For You Service
Expert Guidance

Expert Guidance

The HR Strategies team has been working with hiring assessments for over a decade and we have served both for profit and non profit organizations ranging in size from 10 to 40,000 employees.

This gives us an unmatched level of expertise in both using assessments in the hiring process, and hiring strategies in general.

As part of our five start service program, our expertise is always available to our clients at no additional cost.

Our goal is to always make sure you hire the best person possible for every job.

Resources and Support

A pre-employment assessment is one part of a successful hiring process, and we have resources, training, and consulting available to help you with your entire process.

The HR Strategies team is led by nationally known expert, Paul Endress, who has spoken at dozens of SHRM events and helped organizations of all sizes use the latest advances in psychology and technology to optimize their hiring strategies.

National SHRM Speaker

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do hiring assessments cost?

Step 1

Hiring assessments range in price from $20 to $250 or more and we will be glad to help you select the assessment that will solve your problems and give you the results you deserve.

Generally, a good hiring assessment costs less than the cost of a bad hire for one week!

Is hiring assessment technology reliable?

Step 2

All hiring assessments claim that they are "validated", but there are a lot of variables in that claim.

Fortunately, we have taken the guess work out of the process for you by reviewing the major hiring assessments in the marketplace and selecting those that have the best real world results for our clients.

What are the different types of pre employment tests?

Step 2

There are many types of hiring assessments including: general purpose, executive and leadership, sales, customer service, honesty and reliability, and communication patterns.

Generally, personality tests such as DISC and Myers Briggs are not valid for hiring.

We will use our expertise to help you select the hiring assessment that is right for you.

Are pre employment assessments legal?

Step 2

Yes... as long as they are used within the guidelines provided by the US Department of Labor.

You can find their publication Testing and Assessment: An Employer’s Guide to Good Practices here.

But, don't worry - we understand all of the guidelines and have years of experience using assessments to hire thousands of candidates.

We are here to make your life easier and can take care of everything to give you the results you need without you needing to read this seventy page document.

HR Strategies Today is dedicated to helping organizations of all sizes use the latest advances in technology and psychology to hire, develop, and retain high performing employees and teams.