Employment Testing Posts

Employment testing leads to better decision making when considering hiring new employees or promoting internal candidates. An employee test can also be used to test for leadership skills, management ability, general mental abilities, personality fit, attitude, and technical skills such as math, reading, programming and Microsoft Office skills.

Pre-Hire Assessments: Secret Weapon of Best-in-Class Companies

More and more companies are turning to pre-hire assessments for hiring help. One reason might be that the cost of hiring mistakes has sky-rocketed. Estimates can rise to as much as five times a bad hire’s annual salary, according to Society of Human Resources Management. Whether a termination is involuntary or voluntary or due to […]

Experts Attest for PeopleClues Test Compliance

We are often asked about the history and development of PeopleClues®, our pre-employment test software. First researched, developed, and validated in the late 1990s, PeopleClues has undergone numerous upgrades, additions, and improvements since then. If anyone is counting it is likely on its 5th or 6th generation. One of the strongest endorsements we can give […]

Who’s the Fairest Candidate of Them All?

When it comes to interviewing candidates (and evaluating employee performance), most of us look into the mirror and hope we see someone like us looking back. The only logical question then is: how’s that working? For most companies, the ready answer is it’s not. That doesn’t mean management completely ignores the problem. Valiant attempts (and […]

How to Hire the Best Restaurant Managers

Restaurant sales are expected to hit a record high ($709.2 Billion) this year, according to the National Restaurant Association’s Annual Forecast. Restaurant employment will perform even better, continuing a streak in which restaurant industry employment outpaces overall employment growth for the 16th straight year. That means restaurants will employ 14 million individuals this year, representing one […]

This Is No Joke! What Makes Best-in-Class Companies So Much Better?

This is no April Fool’s Day joke! Nearly four times more employees “exceed expectations” in Best-in-Class companies (the top 20%) than Laggard companies (the bottom 30 percent.) And more than 7 times the hiring managers are satisfied with new hires after one year in Best-in-Class organizations. What do best-in-class do differently? One thing is they […]

Personality Tests “Useless”: Is this really true?

“Personality tests are useless at predicting future job performance,” if you believe self-confessed personality test hater Bob Corlett. Mr Corlett by the way is founding member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the HR Examiner. He feels personality testing is “just a way [for managers] to shirk responsibility.” Except for that comment and his nuclear-like […]

Looking for Top Performing Salespeople? Read this first!

What are the qualities and abilities top performing salespeople possess? There is one big mistake small business owners make – they assume sales is sales is sales.  First of all, we are living in a dynamic, constantly changing, complex world. The top performing salespeople yesterday may be a flop today.  What he sold and to […]