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.

The 7 Most Common Reasons Why Succession Plans Fail

Faced with changing demographics and skilled worker shortages, many companies will be unable to fill job openings from the CEO to the technician. “The Perfect Labor Storm” has already crippled many organizations. Despite over two decades of warnings about the need to plan succession, many companies have ignored them. In a recent survey by Institute […]

Hire Forward: When Past Performance Isn’t Enough

To hire better, managers need to stop hiring while looking in the rear view mirror. Companies and its managers must begin to rely on future potential instead of past performance. Here are the reasons why. For centuries, “employee” selection was made based on physical attributes.  To build pyramids, cross oceans, tunnel through mountains, build canals, […]

Past Performance Is Out, What is a Credible Hiring Test?

For decades and maybe even centuries, past performance has been a reasonably good predictor of future performance.  It still is if … the job is repetitive and routine.  Unfortunately that limits its use to primarily low-skill-low-pay. But since our world is changing faster than ever before,  job responsibilities and therefore the skills to do the […]

Are Workplace Personality Tests Fair?

Despite decades of research, validation, and business case studies, the mere mention of using personality tests in the workplace seems to spark controversy.  Lawyers, government agencies, social advocacy groups, job applicants, and even human resource professionals dive into the discussion with a passion. And in what seems to be an almost annual ritual, The Wall […]

Success Performance Solutions Partners Opens Assessment Center with Georgia Employers’ Association

Success Performance Solutions has announced a new relationship with Georgia Employers’ Association (GEA). As part of the agreement, Success Performance Solutions (SPS) established an employee assessment center for GEA members. In addition to offering members its best-in-class pre-employment testing and leadership assessments, GEA members will receive discounts ranging from 5% to 25%. A recent survey […]

The High Cost of Low Employee Integrity | Workplace Ethics

Theft, lying, chronic absenteeism, drug use, workplace disruptions — these are just a few consequences of hiring unethical employees. Employees who behave badly take a significant toll on today’s organizations in terms of turnover costs, workplace efficiency, profitability, and more. Integrity plays a crucial role in the makeup of a good employee. However, low integrity candidates are difficult to […]

Managers Can Learn From NFL Draft: Why High Potentials “Fumble”

Why do so many high-profile, high potential candidates and employees “drop the ball” when it is their time to shine?  Hiring managers can learn a lot from the NFL. Many managers find it a mystery why so many high potential candidates and employees fail. It shouldn’t be. Multiple studies have shown that the road to […]