One way to prevent claims—or generate them—is by testing a potential candidate's skills and assess their character. The law has its impact on these hiring instruments, and it could be beneficial to you and your company if used in the right way.
- One way to avoid hiring a poor performer is…by testing their skills…and assessing their character.…According to Malcolm Gladwell in the book Blink,…there are some 2,500 assessment tools in the marketplace.…Tools like DISC, ZeroRisk HR,…Profiles, Kolbe, and many more.…Given all of these options,…the best assessment tool is the one you use.…I highly recommend talking with other HR professionals…in your industry to see what they use.…
You can test somebody for their skills,…for example, how well they know how to use QuickBooks,…and for their substantive knowledge,…for example, how well they do on…general accounting principles, otherwise known as GAAP.…You can even assess somebody for their personality,…which is why they're called an assessment…and not a test.…For instance, if hiring for a financial position,…you want a personality profile…geared towards details, numbers,…and somebody who's comfortable…with black and white rules,…which is the opposite of a typical sales profile.…
To make sure these tests and assessments…
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- How job descriptions matter when it comes to the law
- Offer letters, contracts, and agreements
- Questions you can't ask job applicants
- Test and assessment instruments
- Managing employee leave
- Harassment and discrimination laws
- Handling bullies in the workplace
- Employee discipline