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Assessment Use in Hiring: Tools for the Toolbox

Assessment Use in Hiring: Tools for the Toolbox
June 19, 2012 at 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Lindsay Colitses, President(Windridge Consulting LLC)
Hiring assessments are powerful tools to gather skills and behavioral information on your candidates. The use of a quality hiring assessment will identify the strengths and areas of concern in candidates (before the hire), enabling you to make fair and objective hiring decisions with confidence.

Assessment use also allows you to begin the performance expectation conversation starting on day one of the new hire's employment. This way both you and your new hire know what is expected, alleviating those unfortunate "surprises" of a not good hire and allowing your new employee the opportunity to improve themselves professionally while employed by you.

The goal in using hiring assessments is to separate the qualified from unqualified candidates before spending time, money and energy on someone who is not a good fit.

In this presentation we will cover the “best practices” of hiring assessments during the candidate selection process.

This presentation will include:

* Making sure you are using the correct tool for the job.
* Behavior & Skills tests – Gain an overview of different types of assessments.
* “Best Practice” use of Behavioral Assessments with examples of behaviors measured and why they are important to job performance.

Colitses is licensed by the Winslow Research Institute, is a trained associate in the ESP – Emergenetics Selection Profile test through Dr. Wendell Williams of Scientific Selection and has a coaching certification through The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. Colitses is also a current member of SHRM, LWHRA, Seattle SHRM, Seattle Management Association and Electronic Recruiting Exchange (ERE).

Please join us for this informative webinar!
Who Should Participate
HR leaders, Internal Recruiters, Recruiters, Hiring Managers, Small Business Owners,
What You Will Learn
1. Make sure you are using the correct tool for the job. 2. Behavior & Skills tests – learn the differences of different types of assessments. 3. Understand “best practice” use of Behavioral Assessments and how to know if the assessment you are using is the correct tool.
Recommended Resources
Colitses’ articles have been published in the Puget Sound Business Journal, Consulting Today, EEP Personal Excellence magazine and her Windridge Hiring-Line blog (, which addresses HR, best hiring practices and assessment use.
Staffing and Recruitment
Training and Development
Screening, Assessment and Testing
Career Transitions and Outplacement
Employment Applications
Job Analysis, Evaluation and Grading
Test Validation
Knowledge and Skills Testing
Behavioral Based Testing
Personality Testing
Structured Interviews
Person-Job Fit
Quality of Hire
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Lindsay Colitses
Windridge Consulting LLC

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Horizon Hospitality Associates
Nothing. The presenter was not well informed on her content. Her comments regarding Category 3 assessments were inaccurate. You must be certified (through an approved program) to utilize MBTI products. They heavily emphasize that the MBTI Type assessment is NOT to be used as a hiring assessment. Her comments resulted in me doubting her background and expertise. Since there had yet to be any new or informative information I disconnected. 2 / 5
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Of the assessment programs I have seen the presenter has the most promising. That is someone to read the results and work with the manager on making a decision without driving the decision based solely on the test. There are no shortcuts to good hiring decisions with or with ou an assessment. 3 / 5
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