Are you looking for a new employee? Are you fearing the rush of CVs? Do you want to know before they start that your new employee will share your work ethic and fit perfectly into your team?
If so, you should consider taking advantage of E-Talents unique online candidate management system that incorporates psychometric and behavioural testing. Not only does it fully automate the process and collate all candidates’ information into an easy to navigate system, but the use of psychometric tests early in the process means you only need to review candidates with real potential to find those select few for interview.
Personality is important in the workplace. Every manager would agree that they would prefer to hire someone who is motivated, goal orientated, and dependable rather than someone who is lazy and shows little desire to progress or contribute to the workplace. Research confirms this idea, and has shown that certain personality traits are correlated strongly with behaviour, work satisfaction, and success. Therefore, it follows that testing personalities during the recruitment process and selecting candidates with traits suited to your company will improve your recruitment outcomes and increase the likelihood of new employees staying in the long-term.
Robertson and Smith in their paper ‘Personnel Selection’ from the Journal for Occupational and Organisational Psychology describe how personality is often described using the Five Factor Model (FFM), which breaks personality up into five broad dimensions; conscientiousness, neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, and openness to experience and subsequently into sub factors. Conscientiousness, which is integrity and the ability to be organised, dependable, and show self-discipline, is an attractive trait regardless of industry; candidates that score highly are more likely to be hard working, responsible, and thorough. Other traits are more industry specific. A sub factor like Sales Attitude is an indicator that a candidate is excited by the thought of selling and that they relish the opportunities offered by sales. A candidate that scores highly in this area is likely to make a great sales person. Conversely, in more creative industries, a sub factor like Change Orientation can be important as it measures innovation and creativity. It is more complicated than this however, and researchers will emphasise different personality traits as the strongest indicators for job satisfaction and success. Factors such as intelligence, aptitude, and values, for example, are also important. A candidate may have all the correct personality traits, but if their values do not match those of the company, then motivation to work is likely to be low and staff turnover high.
It is possible to glean experience, skills and some values from CVs and interviews, but given that CVs are created by candidates and interviews are surrounded by nerves, personality is difficult to judge. Psychometric tests, however, are hard to fake and provide measureable, objective data that is extremely valuable to the recruitment process.
So, how can E-Talent bring the power of psychometrics to your business? Recruitment is a long, time consuming process. Applicant tracking systems are common and enable you to manage your recruitment online, removing the paper trail and some of the hassle, but only E-Talent offers tailor-made psychometric and behavioural testing as part of their online candidate management system. Right at the start of the process candidates are screened and evaluated by completing an online application that includes psychometrics. E-Talent qualifies candidates against minimum criteria; unsuitable candidates are sent an automated rejection email, whilst successful candidates are assigned a personality score and ranked by suitability. All you need to do is log on and decide who you want to interview; a process that is made painless by E-Talent, as all information – CV, experience, psychometrics, and behavioural profile – are combined and displayed in one place, with the most suitable candidates placed at the top of the list. No more wasted time reviewing CVs, and less time conducting unproductive interviews.
E-Talent understands how time consuming and frustrating recruitment can be. E-Talents unique combination of psychometrics with online application management is designed to help you recruit the best staff possible, giving you peace of mind, and more time to focus on what matters most to your business.