What recruiter hasn’t experienced this? As you read over a candidate’s resume, you come across vague phrases like ‘highly skilled in Excel,’ ‘expert PowerPoint maker,’ or maybe even ‘master in Microsoft Word.’ These are claims that anyone can make. Are you really supposed to believe that someone is a “master in Word”?
The Department of Labor predicts a growth rate of 22% for the paralegal field by the year 2016. That sounds pretty good in an economy that’s struggling to create new jobs and get Americans back to work. This prediction is based on a variety of factors: a spike in the retirement rate as the current workforce ages; an increase in positions at non-traditional employers such as banks and real estate firms; a growing need for legal services by an expanding and aging national population; a trend toward assigning paralegals more tasks once reserved for licensed attorneys.
Do you know how much it’s costing you to identify, screen, hire, and train new employees? We mean really know how much this is costing you? According to recent findings by the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.: Replacing a single employee can cost between $2000 and $7000 – or more! Some estimates for upper-level positions put the figure at 100-150% of the position’s salary. What happens if that employee doesn’t work out and leaves your organization after only a short time? You’re right back in the vicious, expensive hiring cycle.
Every organization is looking for ways to identify top candidates who know their stuff and can be up to speed on job tasks quickly. But most online employment assessment services are geared for large corporations, with high rates, longterm commitments, and tests that are irrelevant to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. We found the same thing again and again as we tried to improve our hiring process over the last several years. We just wanted relevant, reliable pre-employment tests that we could quickly and easily manage online.