A Study on Applicant Perceptions of Selection Procedures
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The Impact of Effective Applicant Assessment
The Aberdeen Group, a leading provider of fact-based research, published a recent report pertaining to how nearly 400 organizations plan to implement assessments in talent acquisition and management.
The respondents of the study used a rating scale of 1 (least) to 5 (most) to rate the areas where assessments were most critical:
4.45 - Placement Decisions (who to hire)
4.08 - Employee Development
4.03 - Promotion Decisions (who to promote)
3.93 - Selection Decisions (who to interview)
Additional information from the Aberdeen Group study found that organizations that selected to hire the top scoring 20% of applicants from their assessments improved overall employee performance by 37%, increased employee productivity on average of 32% and boosted quality of hire by 32%. One company participating in the survey reported a 23% decrease in employee turnover as a result of their pre-employment assessments.
With rising unemployment contributing to large applicant pools, departments are facing unique challenges in the screening and selection of their workforce. Additionally, there is a limited availability of top talent seeking employment, which has the potential to increase the opportunities for organizations to make poor hiring decisions. Both of these challenges clearly highlight the importance of strong and reliable selection tools that effectively test large pools of applicants by allowing the top talent to be identified.
Ergometrics recognizes the growing need for effective applicant testing tools. We appreciate the feedback and input our valued clients have on the products we produce and look forward to continuing to be the leader in simulation applicant testing.