4 things to look for in a job-fit assessment.

What are the 4 things you should look for in a job-fit assessment? Many companies looking to improve their hiring process consider introducing job-fit assessments. But with so many products on the market, do you know what makes a good assessment? Here are 4 things you should ask before you commit to purchase an assessment tool.

Is it a real test?

How can you be sure that a test was scientifically created, and does not simply reflect the opinion of the publisher? Any assessment worth considering has been peer-reviewed by Psychometricians and Occupational Psychologists to ensure its validity. Ask for the technical manual, which shows details on how the test was developed, the rationale, and how the assessment is meant to be implemented.

What type of test is it?

Assessments come in all shapes and sizes. Which one best fits your business? While there are many single category tests available, you’ll obtain a more complete picture with an assessment that measures more than one aspect of the candidate. The more usable data you can glean from a candidate, the better.

What are the candidates being compared to?

Many assessment products on the market only provide a profile of the candidate, with no reference to the position for which they are being considered. An effective product compares candidates against a customised job-fit profile that describes the ideal characteristics for a given position. This can be done by creating a profile or ‘benchmark’ of the features proven to be required for the job. It demands careful consideration of the actual requirements of the job before evaluating candidates, interviewing them and filling the job.

Is there proper training and support?

The greatest assessment tool in the world is useless if you don’t know how to interpret the results. Unless training is provided on how to read the report and use it effectively, the assessment results are just words on a page. It’s important to find a company that not only provides a valid and reliable assessment, but also one that is willing to train and support your hiring. Do your research and choose a company that offers both.

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This article was adapted from one published by Prevue HR on 19/10/2016