Should You Develop Your Own?
It is possible to develop your own online pre-employment screening test by visiting some websites offering sample tests such as Practice Aptitude Tests to discover the types of aptitude and assessment questions most popular for today’s job seeker and using online survey sources to develop tests unique to your needs.
Experienced HR professionals should be able to weed through sample tests to find appropriate questions based on the job at hand, however, for the inexperienced, the price of using online assessment companies can prevent you from hiring the wrong candidate and prevent employee turnover along with the expense of retraining new employees.
Employers must weigh the expense of using online surveys and assessment tests versus the man hours needed to create individual tests—and the time it takes to analyze tests for accuracy. In other words, if the employer or HR department doesn’t know the most pertinent questions to ask and how to analyze results, developing assessment tests on your own may prove costly and be ineffective.
If you do determine utilizing the services of a company trained in offering the very best testing and candid results to aid you in choosing and screening the right employee, chances are you will gain an employee who is long-term, experienced and possess the qualities and personality you seek.
Testing on your own or hiring an experienced company can both be beneficial if the time is taken to develop a test unique to your needs. In the long run, the cost of hiring an employee and training the new hire is indeed expensive so ensuring you choose the right person for the job via screening tests can save headaches and sway wrong choices dramatically.
Please be sure to check out the other tips and strategies found in Bright Hub's HR Guide for Recruiting and Retaining Employees.