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...

Does the Job Require Repetitive Tasks? How to find the right hire for repeat work

Does the Job Require Repetitive Tasks? How to find the right hire for repeat work

The Problem Some jobs require only a handful of repetitive tasks.  That’s not a problem, but the person in the job can be.  When an entire position exists for tasks to be performed repeatedly – and at a high level of quality – people who aren’t comfortable with repetition can cause BIG problems. It’s frustrating and costly to hire a worker who says they prefer...

7 Traits of Employees that STAY

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 to replace each employee that leaves. Nothing derails the performance of an organization more than...

4 Misconceptions About Pre-Employment Testing

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 used incorrectly. It is an extremely effective solution when used right, however. If you understand...