In this video, Katy Ganguli shares why it's helpful to use a pre-hire assessment to focus interview efforts on high potential candidates.
She recommended that companies use a multi-measure pre-hire assessment with both cognitive and behavioral elements at the top of the recruiting funnel to filter out candidates with a low likelihood of success. This improves the quality of candidates progressing through to the in-person interview stage and improves recruiting efficiency. Be disciplined about using the assessment as a Go / No-Go filter and interview only those candidates who pass. Beware of referrals from current employees – there is a temptation to allow them to proceed immediately to the interview. To remove bias in your recruiting and maintain quality, require referrals to take the pre-hire assessment, like everyone else.
To learn more best practices, check out her article Five Secrets to Successful Hiring.