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Q & A with RA: “What can pre-employment tests do for our company?”

Pre-employment testing is one of the most powerful, efficient, and cost-effective tools that you can have in your applicant hiring process. Using even a modest selection ratio (defined as the number of hires vs. number of applicants), a good pre-employment testing...

7 Traits of Employees that STAY

Big turnover costs big dollars.  When employees stay, you save. The Problem As a business owner or manager, very few things feel worse than constant turnover. It’s demoralizing to both you and your staff, and we’re all aware of the thousands of dollars it takes...

Personal Social Media Pages: A useful pre-employment screening tool?

Social media madness has gripped modern society and its hold won’t loosen anytime soon. With the mid-2000s surge of MySpace and growth of Google’s search capabilities, it became easy to find people online. After Facebook took over as the social media leader, and grew...

All Personality Tests are Not Equal

Professional Personality Testing is based on scientific principles, such as reliability and validity. With the advent of the internet, Personality Tests quickly became a staple of pop culture. Who hasn’t seen a friend or family member’s “personality test results” on...

The Big Five: What does it mean for your business?

Personality is a stimulating subject. It captures the attention of people looking to learn more about themselves and learn how to better relate to the world around them. They are drawn in by the allure of learning something surprising about themselves, or gaining a...

5 Things You Need to Know About Pre-Employment Testing

Companies large and small use pre-employment tests to help find the right candidates before hiring, so you might think its a good idea, too. You are right. It is a good idea. At least, if the testing is done correctly and with the right expectations. If it isn’t, like...

4 Misconceptions About Pre-Employment Testing

Cheating. Discrimination lawsuits. Bad hires. You’ve heard about the bad things can happen when you use pre-employment testing. What you’ve heard isn’t true. Hiring is a difficult process and sure, pre-employment testing isn’t a perfect solution, especially if it’s...

I am a good interviewer. Why should I use a pre-employment test?

You may be the best interviewer in the nation, and statistics show you’ll still strike out if you rely on interviews alone. Beyond that, research has found that unstructured interviews, where there is no systematic plan for asking questions, have zero...

Testing for work ethic using pre-employment personality testing

For hiring managers, human resources professionals, and small business owners, interviewing job candidates can be one of the most stressful and frustrating responsibilities.  Trusting someone to protect confidential information, be dependable, represent your company...