Hiring Wisdom: To Hire the Best, You Have to Test

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Apr 27, 2015

The most effective and efficient hiring systems use testing software.

That’s because:

  • Test results more accurately predict success on the job than interviews, experience, schooling or references.
  • Testing delivers immediate results and insight into the applicant that can be used to ask meaningful interview questions.
  • Tests can ask the questions you would rather not (about drug use, theft, etc.).
  • You can create or purchase a test to measure just about anything (physical strength and stamina, intelligence, attitudes, personality traits, skills, etc.).
  • Testing ensures fairness. Unsuccessful applicants don’t feel your decision was based on race, age, marital status, or any other particular bias.

This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.