A pre-hire assessment is a great tool for companies to use when hiring senior leaders—such as candidates for C-level positions or for those positions just under them in the organization, like directors and senior managers. These assessments, performed by an unbiased third party, can provide incredible insight for the hiring manager as well as for the decision makers in the hiring process.
The assessment can show what the candidate’s personality is, how they work with others, and what style of leader they are. The assessment is also an invaluable tool for determining whether the candidate’s core values match up with the role for which they are applying and can help point to areas where the candidate might need development to reach their full potential in that role.
I have performed countless pre-hire assessments and what I have found is that companies generally use them in two different ways at two different points in the interview process—either before the bulk of the interviewing or after the interviewing and prior to hiring the candidate—and, there is intrinsic value in using the assessment at either of these two points. Read More