Many companies see the benefits of testing job candidates without stopping to think
about the differences between tests. Most assume that an off-the-shelf test is the
cheapest, quickest alternative. These tests have been developed and validated for
other companies, and can improve your chances of finding a winning employee. But,
a test that is validated and tailored to your organization provides added benefits, and
doesn’t have to cost more or take longer to implement.
Validation links test scores to actual on-the-job performance. CMI’s process starts
with tailoring the items and scoring of our tests to your organization. Then, a sample
of incumbent employees take the test and their supervisors complete a short
performance evaluation. Our proprietary statistical routines can be completed in just
a few days. This whole valuable process can take just a few weeks!
Once a test is tailored and validated for your organization, you have the assurance that
it will work as well as possible to select the best candidates! Choosing more
successful employees results in significant savings related to reduced turnover, testing
and screening fewer candidates, less production lost while new hires get up to speed,
etc. Completing this process up front adds a level of legal defensibility that just isn't
available with generic, non-validated selection tests.
How can you afford a validated, tailored test? The graph below shows how–CMI produced significant
savings (even after including the test price!) by improving test functioning and helping a client keep
more qualified employees.