What's In Your Toolbox?
Are You Hitting the Nail on the Head?
The old saying, "when all you have is a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail" is often very applicable for businesses trying to hire the best employees, or trying to solve the problem of high turnover. Upon examination of the tools used in the hiring process, many companies rely on a single tool: the Resume.
If the principal information you're using to
conduct your interview is found on the applicant's resume,
you are like the carpenter with only a hammer. There's
nothing wrong with having a hammer, but if that is all you
have, your abilities as a carpenter are significantly
restricted. So are your abilities to conduct an more
in-depth interview restricted when all you know about the
person sitting across the desk from you is what's on the
Our Trademarked slogan puts this in perspective: "...the closest anyone ever comes to perfection is on their resume." Have you ever received a resume that understated the person's abilities or work history? Probably not! Nor have you probably ever seen one that stated their goal was to be a "average" employee, or they were a "mediocre sales person".
Add New Tools to Your Toolbox
The best carpenters have a whole toolbox
full of different tools designed to do specific jobs that
allow him or her to turn out the highest quality product.
Perhaps you need some additional tools for your Human
Resources Toolbox as well. Consider these:
PERSONALITY PROFILE - Discover the Applicant's "natural traits". Are they outgoing and relationship oriented or quiet and prefer to keep to themselves? Are they aggressive, tenacious, and do whatever it takes or passive, patient and compassionate? There are no good or bad traits, just the traits necessary to do the job. Some jobs require the aggressive, goal-oriented, high energy types. Other jobs work better with the cautious, thoughtful, detail oriented types. The Hire Success Personality Profile will give you a wealth if information about each Applicant in a matter of minutes at a price even the smallest businesses can afford.
Our Personality Profile even provides you with a full report of Sample Interview Questions to help you conduct a more in-depth interview! Now that's a saw that will cut through the facade that's across your desk between you and the "real" person sitting on the other side!
APTITUDE TESTS - The resume said they were at the top of their class academically and know Microsoft Office as well as Bill Gates. You hire them and find they can't spell, their grammar is atrocious, and they can barely type, let alone master financial projections in Excel.
The Hire Success Custom Aptitude Test Development System allows you to create any number of FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE Aptitude Tests to find out just how much each Applicant knows about any subject necessary for the job. Our Free Software comes pre-installed with 188 Questions in the subjects of Math, Spelling, Vocabulary, Grammar, Logic, Clerical and Computer Related issues including Microsoft Word and Excel.
PLUS, you may add your own questions on these or ANY subject to develop just the right test for every job in your company. Now that's adding Tools to your Toolbox!
INTEGRITY SURVEY - Many companies need an objective way of asking all Applicants for certain jobs questions about such things as Drug and Alcohol use, Theft issues, Attitude Toward Employers and more. In addition to a full Report compiling all of the Applicant's responses, the System also generates Interview Questions to help you get started by conducting a more in-depth interview.