For Best Results: Blend Cognitive Aptitude Testing with Personality Assessments

For Best Results: Blend Cognitive Aptitude Testing with Personality Assessments

There are several important factors to consider when evaluating aptitude and personality together. Aptitude testing measures specific skills required to perform a job, personality predicts how a person will go about that job day after day. General cognitive aptitude, which commonly includes measures of verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning, is significantly...

Visionary vs. Operational Leaders: Which is the Right Fit for Your Business?

Visionary vs. Operational Leaders: Which is the Right Fit for Your Business?

Visionary vs. Operational Leaders: Which is the Right Fit for Your Business? It might surprise some and be common knowledge to others that there is more than one type of leadership style. One common distinction can be made between Visionary Leaders and Operational Leaders. Work history, resume, pre-employment tests and interviews all provide evidence of a...

Pre-Employment Testing for Leadership: 6 Personality Traits of Good Leaders

Pre-Employment Testing for Leadership: 6 Personality Traits of Good Leaders

Effective managers are cut from a different cloth than other employees. These leaders exhibit a particular set of personality traits that mix emotional strength with hard work and positive attitude. High on the list of personality traits these leaders display are assertiveness, work drive, teamwork orientation, extraversion, emotional stability and optimism.

Can I Justify the Costs of Adding Pre-Employment Testing Into My Hiring Practice?

Can I Justify the Costs of Adding Pre-Employment Testing Into My Hiring Practice?

Testing can dramatically increase your success in hiring superior employees, while at the same time reducing the number of “bad or unsuccessful candidates” hired. Superior employees are an excellent investment of company resources because they: Learn more quickly so the investment in training dollars is spent wisely. Use their job knowledge to make wise decisions to...

The new way people work: Which personalities work best from home?

The new way people work: Which personalities work best from home?

Telecommuting, or working at home, is expected to reach an all-time high. Technology makes it possible, and the increasing desire to achieve a harmonious work-life balance makes employees brave enough to ask for the opportunity to work from home, or in some cases, expect the option before taking a new job. If you are considering making the switch with some of your...