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Reading, PA – Hire Better with Personal Assessments – Business Coaching News

Not sure how personal assessments can be used to make better hiring decisions?

With the number of candidates applying for a single job positing increasing by the day, employers have now come up with a new tool to help them make better hiring decisions— personal assessments. Personal assessments are commonly used in the corporate world today to help organizations choose the best person for a position from the large pool of candidates.

These tests are specifically designed to help in judging a candidate’s qualities and skills and see how they can be a good fit for the job. The main goal of personality assessments in the hiring process is to reveal certain aspects of a person’s personality that an employer could not have easily picked up during a traditional interview. Continue reading this article to find out why personal assessments are used for better hiring decisions

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Personal Assessments Allow Organizations to Judge Candidates on What They Will Do

Earlier, the recruitment process relied heavily upon a person’s pre-existing experiences and accomplishments to judge their personality and skills in order to forecast how they will perform at any organization. This is why candidates with more experience and achievements in the past easily outshined fresh graduates who were just about to enter the corporate world. This seemed to be a little unfair because the recruitment process for every position demanded work experience as a pre-requisite for the job— something that wasn’t always possible for fresh graduates.

This is where personal assessments came into the fray. Personal assessments allow organizations to ask hypothetical questions and judge candidates based on what they will do when they face a certain type of situation. This gives the newcomers in the corporate environment a fair chance at impressing employers.

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Personal Assessments Are Not Prejudiced

The modern workplace focuses on promoting diversity. This is why many businesses opt for personality assessments as a way of reducing the effects of the unconscious bias of an interviewer. The scores of personal assessments are often calculated by a computer to give insights about a person’s personality. This is a smart way to level the field for people from diverse backgrounds so that nobody is unconsciously favored for any reason.

Personal Assessments Help Organizations Predict Job Performance

Personal assessments are carefully designed with strategic questions that help an organization predict the performance of a candidate. Certain positions in the workplace require specific personality traits for one to be able to handle the workload and manage a team efficiently. These traits cannot always be easily identified through face-to-face interviews.

Personal assessments cover different aspects of a person’s personality like agreeableness, ability to multitask, stress management, need for recognition, self-esteem, sociability, and leadership capabilities. The test scores then help organizations to choose a candidate who has the most suitable traits which are required for a certain position.

Hiring the right candidates is crucial for companies as the recruitment process requires time, effort, and resources. This is why personal assessments are used as an effective tool for hiring the best talent for an organization.

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Reading, PA – How To Develop Better Employees | Business Consulting News

How do we develop our employees so they assume greater responsibility?

If you want your employees to assume greater responsibilities, you will need to provide a culture where both continuous learning and employee development are a top priority.

The benefit of investing in and creating future growth plans for every employee will provide the organization with staggering long-term results such as:

  • Competitive market growth
  • Increasing employee and organizational performance

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    Company employees working in software development and designer office

  • Building internal capabilities required to win when business circumstances change
  • Shortening the time necessary for employees to transition into new roles and responsibilities
  • Building a strong succession plan by building strong leaders
  • Creating strategic alignment between all strategies, employees, and internal processes
  • Driving innovation
  • Creating loyal employees, which in turn helps drive a loyal customer base.

The last point listed is particularly important. An employee’s loyalty to the organization is only enhanced by working with each employee to create and customize a personal development plan. Tim Shoonover, Chairman of OI Partners, said in a recent article “To sustain growth in your company, there must be a path to leadership. If an employee doesn’t have a leadership development plan in place and isn’t able to see her career progression, she is less likely to be engaged or to expend discretionary effort.”

What is creating an employee development process worth to your company? Here are some thought-provoking questions that may be useful as you analyze your company’s current employee development strategy.

  1. If you needed to fill a key leadership position in your company tomorrow, is there someone ready and able to fill the position? How do you know? Based on what process or evidence do you know he/she has the right skills, knowledge, and attitudes to fill that role and excel?
  2. What does your organization’s published employee development plan look like today?
  3. How frequently do you and/or your team review each employee’s development plan, and how is action organized as a result of those plan reviews?

If any of your answers to the questions listed above cause you concern or you just do not know the answer, then perhaps it is time to make employee development a priority. The growth and success of your organization depend on it! Engaged employees are your organization’s most valuable asset. Invest wisely!

Reading, PA – Business Management Consulting | Proven Model For Success

A Proven Model For Success In Today’s Business World

Business Consulting - Proven Model For SuccessThe most effective way to be successful in today’s business world is to ensure all your organization’s systems and processes are aligned and working in concert for success.

Strategic Planning

We help the organizations create and/or operationalize their strategic plan at a level where each contributor or team member knows and understands how his/her daily role is helping the organization accomplish the goals and objectives, as defined by the plan, while positively influencing their loyal customers.

People Development

The greatest asset of any organization is its people. If your internal contributors and team members have what they need and feel supported in their efforts, the percentages are far higher that customers will get want they want and need and therefore value the relationship with the organization at a much higher level which is financially measurable and beneficial.

Process Excellence

After evaluating what is working and what may not be working, we help clients create and/or improve their processes, find the bottlenecks, eliminate wasted time, money, and resources so the objectives and goals of the organizational plan can be realized faster and more effectively.

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To be successful in today’s business environment, organizations need to be looking to do more than generating and growing a satisfied customer base. In order to have a competitive edge in today’s marketplace, organizations need to define, create, and grow a loyal customer base. Acquiring a new customer costs five times more than retaining an existing customer. In our experience, no industry or size organization is exempt from this concept. Creating a customer experience where every point of connection with your product or service needs to be focused on creating those loyal customer relationships. The most effective way to make that happen is to ensure all your organization’s systems and processes are aligned and working in concert for success.

STRATEGIC PLANNING

When we partner with an organization, we first seek to understand their strategic intent. Does the organization have a strategic plan? If not, our consultant can help them create their plan. If the organization does have a plan or after the plan has been created, then the question becomes, “How is the organization communicating the details of the plan to their contributors while engaging their daily efforts for success?” We help the organization operationalize their plan at a level where each contributor or team member knows and understands how his/her daily role is helping the organization accomplish the goals and objectives, as defined by the plan, while positively influencing their loyal customers.

PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT

The greatest asset of any organization is its people. When your contributors and team members truly understand where the organization is going through the lens of the strategic plan, it is critical that all team members’ collective attitudes, behaviors, and skills are consistent with creating and growing a loyal customer base. We have facilitated processes that help all team members and contributors, at all levels within the organization, align their attitudes, behaviors, and skills with the organizational objectives while positively impacting the customer relationship at every point of engagement.

If your internal contributors and team members have what they need and feel supported in their efforts, the percentages are far higher than customers will get want they want and need and therefore value the relationship with the organization at a much higher level which is financially measurable and beneficial.

PROCESS EXCELLENCE

The third piece of the organizational puzzle is to evaluate its processes, operations, and structure. Does your organization have the necessary processes and structure in place to allow your contributors and team members to implement the organization’s plan? Are processes working at cross purposes? Are cross-functional teams working within multiple processes and are your structures effective? Fundamentally, is there anything getting in the way? After evaluating what is working and what may not be working, we help clients create and/or improve their processes, find the bottlenecks, eliminate wasted time, money, and resources so the objectives and goals of the organizational plan can be realized faster and more effectively.

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