In order for your company to remain economically competitive in today’s fast-paced environment you need recruits that can hit the ground running, equipped with the skills, abilities and attributes that fit with the needs of the job. At Test Select we understand that correct hiring decisions reduce unnecessary risk, stress and expense so our aim is to assist you in finding individuals who you can be confident will do the job well.
Research suggests that employees hired exclusively on the basis of resume review and interview are suitable for the job in a mere 14% of cases (Casio, 1998). This challenge is resolved by pre-employment assessments which can provide hiring managers and organisations with a fast, cost-effective way of identifying reliable employees who are likely to be successful on the job. Pre-employment assessments significantly increase the chances of hiring suitable employees to 75% (Belcher, 2001).
The inability to identify suitable applicants costs a business on average anywhere from $6,500 to $15,000 dependent on the level of the role (Flynn, 1999). The average hiring mistake causes additional costs in advertising, inefficiencies during the training period, additional workload to existing workers (including overtime), unemployment compensation claims, severance pay and, in some cases, the cost of legal action by disgruntled former employees (Hacker, 1999). At Test Select we will help you to avoid this unnecessary stress and expense.
The total annual cost of workplace injuries in Australia is $57.5 billion dollars (Safe Work Australia, 2006). The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that the payment for serious claims relating to workplace accident or injury averages $6,900. Work related injury rates indicate that industries with hazardous working conditions, such as those in the mining industry, face heightened risks (ABS, 2010).
Pre-employment assessment is vital for effective risk management. Research suggests that safety attitudes predict workplace accidents (Sui et al., 2004). In addition to predicting overall job performance, Test Select can help you select suitable workers with the aim of minimising the risk of work related injuries resulting from poor hiring choices.
It is often said that organisations hire people for their qualifications and experience…….and fire them based on their behaviour. Recent research suggests that an employee selection decision that ignores key personality characteristics of recruits is deficient (Ones et al, 2007). Personality variables hold great value for predicting vital work preferences and behaviours, such as job performance, leadership, teamwork, work attitudes and motivation (Ones et al.).
We understand that you want to know as much as possible about your next recruit and assisting you to hire with more confidence and objectivity is our goal. Adding quick, inexpensive ability tests to your existing recruitment process enhances your predictive power – so you really can be confident you have found the right person.