Assessments Make the Difference

Assessments Make the Difference

04:16 26 June in Uncategorized

Why would you want to expend so much time and money on recruiting employees and then throw it all away on a bad hire? Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? But in fact, it happens more often than you might think. The reason? Employers are not taking the time to verify candidates’ aptitude and ability before hiring.

According to a recent article in Fast Company, 95 percent of companies admit to making bad hires, and 88 percent are advancing candidates through the hiring process even after they have failed screening questions. Moreover, half of candidates are never asked screening questions about their abilities or applicable job skills.

Those are shocking statistics, especially when you consider that many of these companies have HR departments or staff. Understandably, there are times when companies are feeling the pressure to hire quickly, but screenings and assessments require only a fraction of the time and money compared to the cost of making, removing and replacing a bad hire. Why take the risk?

Aptitude tests, the article states, are consistently one of the most predictive factors of placement success. It goes on to cite research showing cognitive aptitude beats out interviews, experience, and education by as much as four to one.

At DMC, we carefully screen applicants and verify their job skills and experience before recommending them to our clients as possible candidates. In addition, we use a test that covers cognitive ability and other traits, attitude and aptitude, which we supply to our clients. Contact us or call us at (212) 777-5718 to find out how cost-effective it is to conduct the proper assessments to ensure you get the right candidate the first time.

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