YOUR BEST BET IN PLACING THE IDEAL CANDIDATE… THE FIRST TIME.
Psychological testing and profiling is a proven tool which can be utilised in order to gain access to a person's behaviour and performance ability. Though including such testing has only recently taken a foothold in the Human Resource and Recruitment sector, the method has quickly proven itself as a reliable and accurate predictor of how an employee will fit into a given business.
While it is tempting to assume sufficient information will be gained during an interview… Unfortunately, this sentiment could not be further from the truth. As the workforce decreases tenure time of service to an organisation, individuals are becoming more practiced and more skilled at the interviewing process.
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT TO YOURSELF THAT A CANDIDATE MIGHT ONLY BE TELLING YOU WHAT YOU WANTED TO HEAR AND WONDERED HOW TO BE SURE?
Psychological Testing is not designed to be a crystal ball, but it will tell you if an individual has:
- The required intelligence to perform the functions of the position (it is proven that the higher the intelligence of an individual, the better their standard of work).
- A personality that will make them either a leader or a team player (or both).
WHY YOU NEED IT
It seems like an easy item to assess, but working off instincts in an interview does not always work out.
Think back to a time when you hired what seemed like the perfect match – they had the ideal resume and said all the right things during interview. Three months into the job they clashed with almost all of the major players in your organisation and then left.
Some of your existing staff may also have left… the net result was lost productivity, lost opportunity, potentially some valuable long-term staff lost and you were back to square one, with a position to fill.
“FIND OUT IN ADVANCE IF YOUR "IDEAL CANDIDATE" IS GOING TO GET ALONG WITH YOUR TEAM”
The testing process offered at JP Smith is tailored to your specific needs.
Common questions are:
- How will this individual deal with pressure and stress?
- Is this person easily trained?
- Have they got the "drive" we are after?
- Do they have an aptitude for sales? Do they have the confidence to close the way we need them to?
- Are they likely to have interpersonal clashes with their teammates or clients?
- Do they have the speed and accuracy to perform this job correctly?
- Are they ‘doers’ or procrastinators?
- Are they assertive enough to delegate work (in leadership roles)?
Another common and widely adopted use for this testing is to examine existing staff in preparation for internal advancement to management roles. You may have someone "on the floor" who looks to be ideal for that next step. With evaluation, you can ensure they have the people skills necessary to manage, along with the technical skills you already know they have.
In some cases, even if testing highlights deficiencies, this can be used to offer training to overcome any issues and ensure your ideal in-house candidate has every chance of success.
WHY OUR PSYCH TESTING IS UNIQUE.
Due to its sensitive and complex nature, only a qualified Psychologist can conduct and interpret genuine Psychological Testing and Profiling – At JP Smith we have qualified Psychologists on our permanent staff to ensure we can offer the most dependable and comprehensive service.
Our in-house psychologist, Jamie Smith, offers a concise testing package and plain language report starting from $1280 (ex GST). Please note, this testing is included in our permanent recruitment service fee.
GET IN TOUCH
Don’t just take it from us. Take a look at what some of our clients have had to say about our Psychological Testing and Profiling service.
Want to get in touch? Hit us up today on TOOWOOMBA (07) 4659 7400 or BRISBANE (07) 3333 2200