Retail Sales Agent

Retail Sales Agent

The Optimize Hiring Assessment helps organizations evaluate retail sales agent job applicants on the 9 traits, including Cognitive Ability, Personality, and Motivation. Retail sales agent job applicants who score high on the Optimize Hiring Assessment are significantly more likely to be promoted, achieve higher supervisor and customer service ratings, generate more sales revenue, and have lower turnover than low scorers. Our cost effective hiring assessment helps firms predict which job applicants will be the highest performers and stay in the job the longest. Case Study: Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Test Predicts Customer…

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Hiring Assessment for Servers

Hiring Assessment for Servers

The Optimize Hiring Assessment helps organizations evaluate server job applicants on the 9 traits, including Cognitive Ability, Personality, and Motivation. Server job applicants who score high on the Optimize Hiring Assessment are significantly more likely to be promoted, achieve higher supervisor and customer service ratings, generate more sales revenue, and have lower turnover than low scorers. Our cost effective hiring assessment helps firms predict which job applicants will be the highest performers and stay in the job the longest. Case Study: Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Test Predicts Customer Service Ratings In a previous…

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Hiring Assessment for Bartenders

Hiring Assessment for Bartenders

The Optimize Hiring Assessment helps organizations evaluate bartender job applicants on the 9 traits, including Cognitive Ability, Personality, and Motivation. Bartender job applicants who score high on the Optimize Hiring Assessment are significantly more likely to be promoted, achieve higher supervisor and customer service ratings, generate more sales revenue, and have lower turnover than low scorers. Our cost effective hiring assessment helps firms predict which job applicants will be the highest performers and stay in the job the longest. Case Study: Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Test Predicts Customer Service Ratings In a previous…

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Hiring Assessment for Hosts

Hiring Assessment for Hosts

The Optimize Hiring Assessment helps organizations evaluate host job applicants on the 9 traits, including Cognitive Ability, Personality, and Motivation. Host job applicants who score high on the Optimize Hiring Assessment are significantly more likely to be promoted, achieve higher supervisor and customer service ratings, generate more sales revenue, and have lower turnover than low scorers. Our cost effective hiring assessment helps firms predict which job applicants will be the highest performers and stay in the job the longest. Case Study: Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Test Predicts Customer Service Ratings In a…

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The Rise of Pre-Employment Testing

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Over the past few months, you may have heard more and more chatter about the use of pre-employment testing in the hiring process. Not surprising. According to The Washington Post, the number of companies using pre-employment testing to assess job applicants is on the rise. According to a Washington Post article, Online tests are the latest gateway to landing a new job, “In 2013, more than a third of new hires reported taking such a test, compared with 18 percent in 2008”. Many HR professionals, managers, and business owners are wondering, “Can pre-employment…

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Why Job Interviews Don’t Work

So, why don’t interviews work? Interviewers Are Biased (And Don’t Know It) As interviewers, we see what we want to see (called confirmation bias). In the first 60 seconds of an interview, we perceive someone to be a good or a bad candidate, and we look for all the things that confirm that impression and discount all the things that don’t. We try to hire ourselves (called implicit egotism). We favor applicants with similar backgrounds, interests, ages, genders, and even birthdays, which are completely unrelated to job performance. We focus…

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Where To Advertise Your Job Opening

Wondering about the best places to post your job opening? We can help. Craigslist The vast majority of Optimize Hire clients post their job openings on Craigslist first. Craigslist job postings cost $25 and allow you to select your location, industry, insert images, and add a job description. While Craigslist postings remain active for 30 days, clients receive the most number of responses to their ad within the first week after posting. In our view, Craigslist is best for hourly workers. However, at only $25 per posting, we recommend advertising…

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How To Write A Job Description

This article contains 5 simple steps for writing the perfect job description: State The Company, Position, and Location. Example: Bank of America is seeking a full-time Teller for our Raleigh, NC location. Do include the business name, name of the position, and location. Don’t hide the company name. If you were looking for a job, you would want to know where you were applying. Write Down The Main Job Responsibilities Example: Responsibilities include greeting clients, answering questions, cashing checks and paying out money, depositing money, recording client transactions, balancing money…

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Malcolm Gladwell Calls Dr. Adam Grant’s Work “Brilliant”

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Bestselling author, Malcolm Gladwell,  stated that Dr. Adam Grant is one of his favorite social science writers, calling his work “brilliant”. Click here to read Malcolm Gladwell’s interview in The New York Times.  Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Testing Optimize Hire research is led by Dr. Adam Grant, an award-winning teacher, researcher, and tenured management professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Optimize Hire uses decades of scientific research to determine which traits are most important to predict job performance among applicants in a wide range of industries. Assess Applicants Now…

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