Extensive research over the last twenty five years shows that the use of well validated assessments can substantially lower the risk of hiring the wrong person.
Many executives are good interviewers, often give a good first impression and have a strong resume, yet there are many unknowns. The assessments provide a deeper look at the candidate from several perspectives. Interview questions based on the data are provided to help our clients dig deeper.
In recent years a growing trend has entered the marketplace, where “in house” assessment solutions are used to validate candidates in a way that can be biased towards certain candidates. Caldwell uses a third party, independent firm to avoid this conflict of interest.
The assessments measure Fit, Culture, Risk and Capacity
- Fit – The optimal fit for the position in question
- Culture – The cultural match between the individual’s values and drives and the company culture
- Risk – The risk of negative behavior that manifests itself after hiring, behavior that will negatively impact the bottom line
- Capacity – Intellectual capacity to reason through complex business scenarios