Hiring Wisdom: To Hire the Best, You Have to Test

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The most effective and efficient hiring systems use testing software.

That’s because:

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  • Test results more accurately predict success on the job than interviews, experience, schooling or references.
  • Testing delivers immediate results and insight into the applicant that can be used to ask meaningful interview questions.
  • Tests can ask the questions you would rather not (about drug use, theft, etc.).
  • You can create or purchase a test to measure just about anything (physical strength and stamina, intelligence, attitudes, personality traits, skills, etc.).
  • Testing ensures fairness. Unsuccessful applicants don’t feel your decision was based on race, age, marital status, or any other particular bias.

This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.

Mel Kleiman, CSP, is an internationally-known authority on recruiting, selecting, and hiring hourly employees. He has been the president of Humetrics since 1976 and has over 30 years of practical experience, research, consulting and professional speaking work to his credit. Contact him at mkleiman@humetrics.com.

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