Given the fact that there are thousands of reliable, accurate, validated, and legal assessment options available to employers, it’s more than just surprising that so many articles written to help employers improve their candidate screening processes don’t even mention tests. Practically all of the ’best practices’ and tips listed in the articles are valid and helpful (see Endnotes). Where they’ve missed the boat is by overlooking the incredible benefit offered by pre-employment screening tools.
COD is pleased to announce the addition of the Work Styles Predictor. This custom-designed assessment will help organizations pre-screen applicants for entry-level and supervisory roles. The test is customized, with your direct input, and specialized for your...
Despite the assertions of some (so-called) experts online, pre-screening and personality tests are not subjective, ambiguous, discriminatory, biased or detrimental to hiring. They’re a tool, like any other, and can be misapplied or used incorrectly. That, however, is not a failing of the test but rather of the user.
If you’re struggling with employees with a poor work ethic, who take bogus sick days, who are untrustworthy, or who lie, cheat or steal, call us. We have the solutions that you’ve been searching for.
We are pleased to announce that we have added over 1000 new test titles to our catalogue! The IBM Kenexa tests have been widely used and highly regarded measures of job fit, personality, job skills and more. The range of options available to employers is immense and...
“Increasing the percentage of females or racial minorities in corporate workforces are goals often pursued by firms devoted” to Diversity, equity, and inclusion (known as DEI) and it has gained great prominence in recent years. More and more companies are trying to apply DEI to their hiring practices. Opponents claim that this tends “to advance the mingling of racial or sexual identity with critical hiring decisions, leading to a decline in overall profitability and efficiency as efforts to hire the most qualified candidates are deprioritized.”
Almost 75% of employers are, or will be, experiencing hiring challenges in 2023. This isn’t news. Forbes[i], Benefits Canada[ii], LinkedIn[iii], The Guardian[iv] and others offer articles full of disturbing survey statistics and trends and itemize the problems that...
Time Theft is when an employee is engaged in something other than the work they’re being paid to do during work hours. It’s becoming a big problem for employers, particularly with the increase in remote workers. Recently, an employee in British Columbia was ordered to return $2500 to her employer due to time theft.
A toxic workplace is no fun for anyone. It contributes to higher turnover, increased expense, inefficiency, low morale and often, a damaged reputation. To do nothing only exacerbates the problem and telegraphs to employees that management either doesn’t care or simply isn’t minding the store.
Dishonest people don’t just wake up one day and suddenly decide to become thieves. Most of them were already bent and had questionable ethics before they were hired.