For the biggest gains in employee performance and retention, organizations are increasingly turning to high-tech pre-employment testing tools. Job simulations top the list in terms of predictive accuracy, effectiveness, and bottom-line results.
A job simulation assessment process immerses applicants in real-world situations and then assesses how they respond to challenging issues that arise on a day-to-day basis within the industry. In this post, we’ll explore three key, measurable benefits of the job simulation assessment process.
CANDIDATE EVALUATION: Gain confidence in your hiring decisions
The selection of the employee to be hired requires companies to carefully consider the candidate’s experience, conduct a full and frank interview, and then speak with the candidate’s references to ensure they are equipped for the role. However, even after taking on these tasks, companies often face difficulties choosing the best candidate for the position. No part of this process allows the company to see the candidate within the working role and how they will make decisions if given the position.
The job simulation assessment process provides tangible value in showcasing the candidate’s abilities within the position and in showcasing his or her decision-making abilities under pressure. It’s a process that significantly improves the chances of onboarding success.
REDUCE TURNOVER: Boost retention and cut turnover costs
A key challenge in the business world is employee turnover. The turnover process prevents companies from achieving consistency within their work, and holds companies back in boosting their productivity. When an employee is dismissed or moves to another firm, he or she leaves a position within the organizational infrastructure that needs to be filled by another professional. This begins another expensive hiring process for the company and means the organization must spend more money filling the same position. Using our job-specific simulations, our clients typically report a reduction in turnover ranging from 25 to 72%.
IMPROVE JOB READINESS: Identify people who will hit the ground running
A new employee equipped with clarity about his or her role and performance expectations is more likely to integrate successfully into the respective work environment. The job simulation assessment process provides that bridge of understanding which helps to fast-track onboarding.
The job simulation assessment process:
- Improves job readiness by giving new hires an accurate overview of the position, eliminating guesswork and assumptions.
- Communicates priorities for the job and heightens awareness about the types of challenges they will face as part of their role.
- Maximizes benefits of additional training and orientation by establishing a context for the material. Through a job simulation assessment, new employees have examples for which they can apply information.
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