Managers need to hire motivated, productive employees. Unfortunately, all applicants say (or lie) they are motivated. Fortunately, pre-employment personality tests plus certain pre-hire assessment methods can help you hire employees who are productive and motivated to help you grow your business. Last time we discussed 5 main work motivations on the job. We than address the danger that Acievment Motivations may be worthless in your hiring decisions. Let's discuss other methods.
OTHER PRE-HIRE APPLICANT ASSESSMENT METHODS TO HELP YOU
A personality pre-employment test may tell you if a job applicant got same motivation test scores as your company’s best, superstar employees in each job. If an applicant got the same motivation test scores, then you can use other applicant assessments, also.
First, give pre-employment intelligence test. Find benchmark intelligence test scores of your superstars in each job. Then, you could prefer job applicants who get the benchmark intelligence test scores.
Second, in interviews, ask applicants for results they achieved. Since many applicants lie about their results, you should ask: “Whom can I contact to verify the results you said you achieved?” Watch the applicant’s body language to help determine if applicant was honest about results or exaggerated.
Third, another applicant assessment method is realistic job observation (RJO): Have applicants who got good pre-employment personality and intelligence test scores, plus impressed you in job interviews, spend a half-day observe an employee performing the job they applied for. Then, you ask (a) if applicant still wants that job and (b) employee the applicant observed for their impressions.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT PERSONALITY & INTELLIGENCE TESTS PLUS OTHER ASSESSMENT METHODS HELP YOU HIRE MOTIVATED & PRODUCTIVE EMPLOYEES
Since all applicants will tell you, truthfully or not, that they are motivated workers, you need to assess their claims. Use pre-employment tests, job interviews, and realistic job observations. Then, you can make your hiring decisions based on insightful pre-hire assessment methods.
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