Recruitment is a costly and risky business. Finding a new hire takes time. Not to mention money. If you do the advertising and interviews yourself, you don’t have to pay a recruitment consultant, but it eats up valuable time. Time you don’t have. Then if the new hire doesn’t work out, you have to start the whole process all over again.
So wouldn’t it be great to be able to run some sort of effective screening process up front. You sift all those cvs or you get the agency to produce a short list and even then you still get poor matched candidates. But I guess it’s hard to deduce everything you can about someone from a paper cv.
People with certain personalities and skills will suit certain roles. But how do you find this out? Well, aptitude tests have come along way in recent years. Putting potential candidates through some form of aptitude test before you go any further with the interview process can have a huge impact on the efficiency of your recruitment process.Thanks to the Internet these tests are now even easier to run than ever before. People can access online aptitude tests remotely and the information collected during the process filter back into a database for you to analyse and review.
Investing in some from of online aptitude test can pay huge dividends very quickly. It can dramatically cut the number of unsuitable candidates and hence wasted interviews, saving both time and money. Candidates benefit too because it allows them to analyse their own strengths and weaknesses and perhaps change the focus of their job search to roles they will be more suited to. Good recruitment isn’t about luck. It’s about using all the right tools to pre screen the best candidates for the job. Maybe it’s time to see what these tests can do for your business?