It is critical for the success of a company for the right people to be in the right jobs. It is also important that the tools a company uses to make hiring or promotion decisions are reliable and valid.
There has been an increase in employment testing due in part to post 9-11 security, as well as concerns about workplace violence, safety and liability. Likewise, there has been an increase in discrimination claims based on background checks and other selection procedures.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recognizes that assessments can be a very effective means of determining which applicants or employees are most qualified for a particular job. The use of assessment tools can violate federal anti-discrimination laws if the employer intentionally uses them to discriminate based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability or age. The use of validated tests and other selection procedures can help avoid discrimination lawsuits.
EffortlessHR uses the Profiles International assessment instruments. These assessment tools are geared to all phases of employment from hiring, training, coaching and management performance. Profiles assessments are continually re-validated and updated. Their predictive reliability and validity scores are the highest in the industry.
As companies struggle to be more profitable during these tough economic times, it is important to hire, train and retain qualified individuals who are in tune with your company’s mission, objectives and values. The Profiles assessments are designed to help you make better human resources decisions.