CMI's Competency Valuator™ Proven to Cut Costs, Reduce Litigation Through Effective Hiring
LAS VEGAS, NV, /PRNewswire/ - Across the country, personality-based hiring assessment tests are beginning to be challenged in court, causing companies to rethink their hiring practices and, in the interim, to make costly hiring missteps. But there's an alternative to asking ineffective and invasive questions of job candidates-and it's proving to be perhaps the most cost-effective selection test yet.
Released in May 2003, CMI Competency Valuator™ (http://competencymanagement.com/test.shtml), the tailored entry- and middle management- level competency assessment tool from global human resources consultants Competency Management Inc. (CMI, http://www.competencymanagement.com), has tested over 10,000 job applicants over the last seven months with no adverse impact. What's more, the first companies to implement CMI Competency Valuator have already seen up to a 45% reduction in turnover. "What we're seeing is that CMI Competency Valuator is not only cutting costs for our clients in terms of the time their managers spend administering tests, but it's also having a significant positive impact on subsequent turnover and litigation," said Dr. Greg Haudek, CMI Director. "This tool is a breakthrough in identifying the best qualified employees for any given job."
Perhaps because it was designed by psychologists with extensive experience in assessment in the job setting and in building legally defensible EEO-compliant programs, CMI Competency Valuator's unique content gets at both work ethic and specific core job-related competencies without relying on the personality-based or invasive questions that are increasingly putting employers on legally shaky ground. The assessment can be linked directly to employee development programs and is easily integrated into any full electronic HR and hiring platforms. Managers using CMI Competency Valuator report the time they invest in the hiring process is typically under five minutes per candidate, thanks to the tool's ease of implementation and scoring and 24/7 report generation.
"The bottom line-literally-is that CMI Competency Valuator cuts costs related to hiring," Dr. Haudek finished. "Performance levels go up, turnover goes down, and training costs are reduced. We designed CMI Competency Valuator to deliver these results, and when our clients put it to the test, it passed with flying colors."
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CMI is a global human resources consulting firm whose services include executive assessment, employee and customer surveys, selection and testing programs, job analysis, validation, structured behavioral interviews, team development, OD, 360 appraisals, customer service programs, and EEO litigation support. The firm's clients include Bristol-Myers Squibb, California Public Utilities Commission, Duke Energy, GM, EDS, Motorola, The US Department of Navy, Taco Bell, and many other private and public organizations.