Assessments are invaluable tools that can provide a snapshot into important information about candidates and current employees, such as their predicted behaviors, emotional intelligence, soft skills and capacity to perform necessary tasks.
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Human resources is evolving. Technology has enabled speculation to become reality through the capture and analysis of data. From a reactive function that was about hiring, talent management and training, HR has been reinvented as strategic partner.
We all might know soft skills are important, and our instincts are telling us they can have a profound impact on the bottom line, but without research, we can’t actually prove it and show how great the impact is.
A common challenge in performance management is emphasizing performance and leaving potential to the wayside, chalking it up as a derivative of performance.
An employee did something, someone observed her doing it and so a box was checked. This oversimplification of on-the-job training (OJT) evaluation is all too often the only performance feedback employees and managers see.
The best companies have leaders who are focused on creating more leaders. But without an honest, clear-eyed, outside assessment program, there’s simply no way to honestly gauge where you are.