Six Essential Steps to a Great Hire

When your organization has a job opening, you want to hire the right person. You also want the hiring process to be as smooth as possible. Whether you’re filling a new position or replacing an employee, follow these steps:

Update the job description or create a new one.

Clearly state the education, experience, and skills that you seek. Include the job’s compensation.

Publicize the job.

Post the job opening on LinkedIn, Indeed, or other job boards. Also, post it on your internal job board, so that your current employees have an opportunity for career growth. Spread the word through your network of contacts as well.

Screen and narrow your pool of candidates.

Review the applications/resumes for experience, education, and work history. Does the candidate’s experience match what you’re seeking? Are there unexplained gaps in job history? Has the candidate jumped from job to job? The answers help narrow down the pool to those most qualified.

Conduct phone interviews.

Phone interviews help you gauge each candidate’s energy. If you’re filling a customer-facing job, assess the candidate’s speaking ability. If you’re hiring for a solitary job, the individual’s enunciation on the phone is less important.

Use a hiring assessment tool.

Now that you’ve spoken with a candidate, you’ll want to “look under the hood.” We recommend using PXT Select™, an online tool that measures behavioral and thinking styles, interests, verbal and numeric skills, and even assertiveness. Importantly, it helps set apart candidates who otherwise seem equal. With PXT Select, you can compare an individual’s results with the job’s performance model—and with other candidates’ results. This adds a layer of objectivity to the hiring process.

Conduct in-person interviews.

Interview your final, select group of candidates. PXT Select provides personalized interview questions designed to clarify discrepancies identified in the assessment.

Now you have the information you need to select the best candidate. Once your offer has been accepted, you can use PXT Select’s onboarding tips. Happy hiring!

Discover PXT Select Pre-Hire Assessment and Hire Smarter / A Complimentary Webinar

Identify Your Best Candidate from Sales to C-Suite

You spend hours evaluating resumes finding several candidates. How do you decide who becomes your next employee?  The wrong choice costs 30% of an annual salary and results in lost opportunities and increased employee conflict.

Most large companies have a well-established hiring process that includes a validated, data-driven pre-hire assessment. Yet many small to mid-sized compaies still rely on the resume, a few hastily thrown together interview questions and intuition to determine whether a candidate’s fit for the job.

It’s simpler thank you think to implement a pre-hire assessment.  In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  1. What makes a pre-hire assessment valid and reliable.
  2. The role of validated, data-driven selection tools.
  3. What PT Select measures and why it matters.
  4. How the PXT Select Hiring Assessment can help with hiring and onboarding.
  5. Simple steps you can take to get started.

Date:  March 29, 2018

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Webinar Recording – July 27, 2:00 PM ET – You’ve Hired The Best, Now What? PXT Select™

PXT Select™ is a new, easy to use online hiring assessment that makes hiring simpler and smarter.  PXT Select will help you select and compare the best candidates for your organization.

Join us this month to continue your discovery of PXT Select .
Last month we covered the history and methodology used to develop PXT Select and how it helps you get a clear picture of a candidate’s verbal skill, verbal reasoning, numerical ability, numerical reasoning, behavioral traits and interests.

In this month’s Webinar we’ll cover the importance of onboarding and supporting new hires and how PXT Select helps you:

  • Introduce new hires to your existing team
  • Understand their areas of opportunity and challenge
  • Keep them interested and engaged in their job
  • Coach and develop your new employees

We’ll also review:

  • All 9 PXT Select reports available for one price!
  • The training available for your team so you can get started right away!

Contact Us Today for the Recording

PXT Select Part 1 was held on June 15th. If you missed Part 1, we’ll be happy to send you the recording to review. Simply send your request through our contact form.

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