"Leading-edge companies are increasingly adopting sophisticated
methods of analyzing employee data to enhance their competitive advantage.
Google, Best Buy, Sysco and others are beginning to understand exactly
how to ensure the highest productivity, engagement and retention of top
talent, then replicating their successes. If you want better performance
from your top employees, (who are perhaps your greatest asset and your
largest expense,) you’ll do well to favor analytics over your gut instincts."
~ Harvard Business Review, October 2010
With the emergences of .com job searches, it has become hugely challenging
for businesses to find (and keep) qualified and talented people. The emergences
of web-based job search resources have helped create a fluid workforce
capable of constantly searching for that next perfect job. According
to the International Management Association, average churn rates have
jumped by more than 14 percent in just the last decade — and that
number continues to climb.
Employers can combat this trend — while saving both time and money
— by enlisting online assessments to accurately qualify job applicants,
build "A" teams for special projects, determine informed promotions,
identify communication deficits and more. Simply stated, quality, science-supported
online assessments can ensure that a company eliminates risk while optimizing
its greatest potential attribute: human capital.
Assessments work by measuring a variety of criteria: intellectual ability,
achievement motivation, skill proficiency, work styles, personality characteristics,
and personal values. Assessments are a first step toward establishing
a solvent bedrock of talent for any company.
Likewise, our assessments give employees an opportunity to learn something
about themselves, with the goals of self-improvement, personality enrichment
and enhancement of their workplace relationships.
We offer assessment tools where there are no apparent "right"
or "wrong" answers. Employees participate freely because they
know they will not pass or fail, but merely increase the likelihood of
their own professional happiness. A good assessment is designed in-part
to increase employees' awareness of their behavioral tendencies in relation
to how they interact with others. Our assessment systems come with support
materials and action plans to help employees and management maximize positive
Quality assessments are malleable, capable of optimization for the complete
professional spectrum: customer service, vocational, technical, sales,
management or executive. It's important for employees to have the necessary
skills to demonstrate the attitudes and behaviors that would enable them
to succeed within each company's unique environment.
For decades, the businesses that have relied on our assessments recognize
that these are powerful resources capable of transforming company culture
and profitability with uncanny speed. The benefits of using assessments
can be profound:
- Unparalleled accuracy in hiring and selection
- Higher employee morale
- Increased productivity
- Increased employee sense of well-being
- Reduced employee turnover
- Reduced training costs
- Reduced time investments
- Increased bottom line due to better employee service to customers
- More effective team building
- More accurate promotions