CMI Raises the Bar on Entry-level Selection Tests
New CoreCompetency Valuator© debuts just in time for holiday hiring rush
LAS VEGAS, NV, PRNewswire - Many companies use competency assessment tools to evaluate management candidates. But should they be administering selection tests to entry-level applicants as well?
Absolutely, says Dr. Greg Haudek, director of global human resources consulting firm Competency Management Inc. (CMI, http://competencymanagement.com ). The reason: Tests like CMI's new CoreCompetency Valuator © are highly effective at reducing turnover among entry-level employees. And that should be welcome news to businesses gearing up to meet the demands of the holiday season.
"Tools like CMI CoreCompetency Valuator allow managers to stop the resource drain of hiring people to simply fill positions temporarily during holiday periods and then letting them go a few months later," Dr. Haudek explained. "Instead, they can now hire qualified and motivated individuals who will quickly become strong contributors to their organizations."
Suitable for screening candidates for entry-level positions across all industries, CMI CoreCompetency Valuator is modeled after CMI's popular Competency Valuator © ( http://competencymanagement.com/test.shtml ) management selection tool. Like its older sibling, CMI CoreCompetency Valuator was designed by CMI's team of Ph.D. psychologists to test not just "can-do" competencies like basic reading, ability to learn and flexibility, but also "will-do" competencies like attention to detail, honesty and customer service.
CMI CoreCompetency Valuator's ability to test both job-related competencies and work ethic makes it a sound choice for evaluating entry-level applicants, especially when the tool's initial testing results are considered: CMI found strong correlations between CMI CoreCompetency Valuator scores and actual job performance.
Designed to be easy to implement and administer, CMI CoreCompetency Valuator can be taken a client's intranet or via a secure internet on CMI's servers; the tool integrates seamlessly into the client's existing human resources information system and can be up and running in as little as two weeks-in plenty of time for holiday hiring. Scoring is 100% accurate and managed on the spot by the client.
"CMI CoreCompetency Valuator is an ideal tool for ensuring a qualified, diverse pool of candidates with a sound work ethic for entry-level positions within any organization," said Dr. Haudek. "That translates to lower turnover rates and a reduction in associated costs and, ultimately, a more efficient, higher performing organization from the bottom up."
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