Optimize Hire pre-employment tests evaluate candidates on traits proven by decades of research to predict success at work. Below, we outline the best and worst predictors of job performance based on the research of the top industrial and organizational psychologists in the world. Sometimes people are surprised by these findings and it’s common for companies to use bad predictors to evaluate candidates. If this is you, consider re-evaluating your process and adopt a strategy to screen candidates based on data-driven solutions.
Interviews are an essential part of any hiring process, and like any major business process they come with their own set of problems. Good interviewers are aware of the biases that are inherent in traditional interviews and look for ways to proactively combat them. We’ve curated this list of tips to help eliminate bias in the hiring process and find the best people for your job.
When managers conduct interviews and read resumes without a more objective piece of input like a pre-employment test, they’re more likely to choose people who remind them of themselves. When we choose people just like us to fill empty positions, we miss out on huge growth opportunities for our teams and our companies.