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The Role Assessments Play in Talent Management

  • Format: Self-paced
  • Course Duration: 2 hrs 5 mins
  • SHRM Professional Development Credits: 2.0
  • HRCI General Recertification Credits: 2.0
  • Certificate of Completion (after passing quiz)

If you had a way to better ensure your organization was hiring the best candidate for a job, internally promoting the best employee and maximizing the potential of its workforce, wouldn’t you try it? Research tells us that nearly 80% of companies with 100 or more employees utilize talent assessments in the recruitment of external hires. This course will not only discuss their use in talent acquisition but also in on-boarding and in on-going talent development. The content is designed for you, the HR professional, to learn about these great tools and how to use them during major phases of the employment cycle.

After this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate the different places in the employment cycle where talent assessments can be used.
  • Understand what to look for in order to determine the quality level of a talent assessment.
  • Categorize a talent assessment & how best to use it.
  • Determine which talent assessments are appropriate for positions with a high or low volume of applicants.

Add Talent Assessments to your HR toolkit. Better enable yourself and your management team to win the war for talent and drive business performance.


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Title: What Tools to Use
Module: Talent Acquisition: High Volume
Duration: 1:47

Your goal in using assessments at this early stage of the recruitment process with a high volume of applicants is to efficiently sort and sift the applicants so you can quickly determine who should proceed to the next stage. Hence you will want to use inexpensive, off-the-shelf, objective assessments that are able to be administered online in the languages needed for your applicant population. These should also be short time duration tests to minimize the applicant’s time commitment at this early stage of the selection process.

Aim for no more than 30-minutes total including the job application form and test the administration time at this initial stage. By keeping all of this to under 30-minutes, you are minimizing the burden that you place on the applicants and reducing the likelihood that they will stop the job application process before it is complete. The assessments that offer the most utility at this stage are inexpensive and have hundreds of criterion-related validation studies. They correlate to job performance for all types of jobs, job-levels, industries and countries.

Including (1) integrity tests, (2) general intelligence or “IQ” tests and (3) job-related performance-based skills test. There is also a subjective assessment that due to the advancements in technology in the last few years, can be leveraged for high volume screening in a cost efficient manner that is also worth considering. This is a special variety of Video Interviews which we will explore further in a later lesson.

Instructor: Craig Haas

Dr. Craig Haas is a Management Consultant and Executive Coach at Advantage Performance Group with over 15 years of experience in helping companies select high quality talent and develop leaders.

His specialty is talent assessment for enterprise wide talent acquisition and leadership development initiatives. Craig is also a talented training facilitator. He also serves as an...

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