Candidate Profiling Services
‘When used correctly, cognitive and personality tests can increase the chances that new employees will succeed. Since the cost of a bad hire is widely estimated to be at least one year’s pay, there are huge incentives for organisations to get hiring right‘. Harvard Business Review
It makes a lot of sense to spend $275* to increase the likelihood that the applicant you select is a good fit for the role and your organisation. You can also bolt on a range of functional overlays to assess the candidate against a certain work area e.g. accountants.
The Selector report will provide insight into:
- The candidate’s reasoning ability in terms of verbal, numerical and logical reasoning. This helps to ascertain both their ability to carry out the requirements of the role and the potential for future promotion.
- The candidate’s work style preferences. This provides a feel for how they will cope with your systems and processes. It also gives you an understanding of what induction and training will be most effective and efficient for this person.
- The candidate’s personal style. This enables you to assess their potential fit with your organisations’ culture and people.
- The candidate’s resilience. This measures their skills in combating stress and identifies possible training opportunities.
The report also provides valuable information on areas for further investigation at the interview and reference check stages.
The $275* cost also covers a consultation with you on the needs of the role, as well as a debrief on our findings in relation to the report.
Workshops for Hiring Managers
These half-day interactive workshops equip hiring managers with the skills they need to get the right people in the right roles. It also supports them to get new employees up to full productivity in the shortest possible time.
Many small and medium organisations without HR staff either go it alone or fully outsource their recruitment needs. Our experience is whether recruitment is done in house or by an independent recruiter, the more hiring managers understand – the better the hiring decisions. Successful hiring should never be fully outsourced.
We take your team through the steps involved in successful hiring from identifying the need (the business case) all the way through to induction and training. Recruiting is not an exact science, however the more checks and balances in the process the less the risk of a bad hire.
Recruiting agencies are a valuable resource for part of the process, they have great databases and wide networks. They cannot find you suitable candidates if they are not well briefed. Some firms are better than others. Even the best ones don’t work at your place, neither do we. Your people are your best resource for identifying role scope and culture fit.
Your people have skin in the game, they need the right person. External recruiters are remunerated on placement – they want bums on seats. While this is a simplification because obviously they also want repeat business – still the incentive structure is not set up for win-win.
We also provide support in psychometric profiling, reference checking and interviews as needed. You choose how much or how little ongoing support you need (our goal is less over time not more).
Upcoming Better Hiring Workshops
Workshops are on hold during Covid L3. New dates will be added as soon as we can.
This half-Day workshop covers what hiring managers need to know to support good hiring choices, including:
- Identifying the need/business case
- Scoping the role
- Creating a person specs matrix
- When, where and how to search
- How to keep recruiters honest who work on success fees
- Profiling candidates for ‘fit’
- Shortlisting and interviewing hacks
- On-boarding that works
Get in touch to book this course, register interest in future public courses, or discuss an in house workshop.
Reference Check Services
It might surprise you that speaking to a candidate’s referees is sometimes an overlooked step in the recruitment process. Even those who do not skip this step, often give it a cursory tick-the-box approach.
Applicants choose referees who will positively support them. We have a knack for getting past this positive selection bias to get the real picture.
We use the information provided by the psychometric profile to ensure that any areas of concern are fully explored.
We don’t send an email to the referee with a list of questions. We don’t use a standard set of questions at all. We want to hear when a referee hesitates, to be aware of what they are not saying as well as what they are. To metaphorically see the whites of their eyes.
Do you want to be sure that your referees are not disadvantaging you in the job market? Want to know what they are saying. We can do a check for you.
Even those past employers who were happy with your performance and wish you well, can unintentionally send the wrong messages.
- They may value different aspects of your performance than the potential new employer.
- They may be very conservative in their communication or ranking styles.
- They may just be poor telephone communicators.
*Prices Exclude GST