Do You Test Your Job Candidates?


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Hiring someone new for your company is a scary process. You can read their resume, interview them and call their references. But do you really know how they will do until they start the job?

Testing the “aptitude” of a candidate through psychological tests has always been popular, although I have never been much of a fan of these standardized tests. Sometimes, sales candidates are asked to sell the pen to the interviewer. These seem silly to me.

What small businesses are increasingly doing is auditioning their candidates. This can be through a custom written assignment where they work on a past customer project to come up with a solution. In the case of new sales people, small business owners can have research a related topic and present a solution that the company actually sells.

Many job candidates give “good interview”, but what will they be like once they are on the job? If we follow the mantra, “slow to hire and quick to fire”, then taking the time to audition your job candidates is a critical step.

Do you test your job candidates before you hire them with a custom live simulated test?

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Barry Moltz
Barry Moltz Group
Barry Moltz has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 15 years. Barry is a nationally recognized expert on entrepreneurship who has given hundreds of presentations to audiences ranging from 2 to 2,. His third book, BAM! Delivering Customer Service in a Self-Service World shows how customer service is the new marketing.


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