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Pre-Employment Tests, Should You Use Them And Why?

Vince Klip
Sourcing the right talent for your company is certainly not an easy task you come across. It is quite challenging especially when you are dealing with a large number of applicants. In the current business world, CVs and resumes are not enough to determine the qualifications of an employee. This is where a great pre-employment test comes along to help get top candidates with potential. So, why is pre-employment testing important and should you use them? Below are some insights into pre-employment testing and its importance.

Pre-Employment Tests

There are 3 most common pre-employment tests that most employers require their candidates to take during the recruitment process. They include personality, cognitive and aptitude tests that should be done before being hired. These tests focus on collecting data on the applicants to aid in making the ideal decision on who to hire. The tests are very important and should be included in the recruitment process. Here are some of the reasons why the tests should be used:

1.           They help narrow down the number of applicants

One position may have well over 500 applications all with all the required skills and qualifications. Without such tests, narrowing down the number of applicants to remain with the competent few can be very challenging. The tests help in identifying the candidates who stand out among the rest.

2.           They help you hire the right candidates

These tests also help you get the best candidates with all the desirable traits and qualifications. In this era, you cannot rely on paper qualifications only to judge a potential employee. You need more assessment before making the final decision. Pre-employment testing helps you identify candidates who are exceptional and have what it takes to fill the vacant job position.

3.           It lessens the chance of hiring bad employees

This is also another reason why you must use pre-employment tests in your recruitment process. Assessing the personality, cognitive and aptitude capability of a candidate gives you an idea of what the person is about. This allows you to decide whether the candidate is suitable for the position or not. This reduces the probability of hiring an incompetent person.

4.           These tests save on time

It might take some time to assess and analyze all the applications without using the pre-employment tests. This becomes rather involving especially when time is limited. However, these assessments help in narrowing down to the top candidates for the job within a much shorter duration of time. This also helps save on resources used in the recruitment process.

5.           They improve your interviews

All the questions included in the tests often focus on specific issues that relate directly to the advertised post. As such, you can analyze the understanding and readiness of each candidate individually. This helps improve the interviewing process by making sure that everything flows in order.

Final Thoughts

Apart from the discussed use, pre-employment tests are very crucial since they contribute towards employee retention. Using this strategy helps you get the right employees who are up for the task. Therefore, there is no need to replace them with more competent and productive ones. This boosts the overall performance of the company.

 

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