Assess Systems To Unveil Enhanced Executive Assessments at HR in Hospitality Conference

DALLAS, April 28, 2014–Assess Systems will unveil its enhanced Executive Assessment offerings during the HR in Hospitality Conference, which will be held April 28-30 in Las Vegas.

Assess Systems, which will be exhibiting at booth No. 404 at the HR in Hospitality Conference, provides Talent Selection and People Development solutions for companies in a variety of industries, including restaurant, hospitality, retail, technology, healthcare and banking.

The Executive Assessment offerings have been enhanced in collaboration with clients, who are leaders in their respective market segments. The enhancements are based specifically on selection and development needs of senior leaders who will guide them to be successful in today’s business environment. An important aspect of the assessments is optimizing the application of the data to clients’ particular needs, as poor organizational fit has been shown to be the most common reason executive hires fail.

Assess Systems has been helping organizations hire and develop leaders for many years. The enhanced Executive Assessment offerings help ensure that clients hire and develop leaders that fit and add value to their particular cultures and business performance.

“Selecting senior management and leaders is the most crucial decision a company makes,” Assess Systems President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Sasser said. “The rewards for successful hires are tremendous and the consequences of bad hires are harsh. The impact can be measured in millions of dollars.”

The assessments empower organizations’ executive teams to make better hiring choices using objective data and a thorough decision-making dialogue that can be delivered virtually or in a traditional assessment center model. The comprehensive and configurable Executive Assessment process includes:
– Objective Data
– Work Simulation Scenarios
– Personality and Cognitive Assessments
– Customized Recommendations

“We provide clients data they didn’t have before, and then we structure a conversation so they can apply the data in the most meaningful way,” Assess Systems Vice President of Leadership Solutions Steve Hardesty said. “That way, the clients can make better, more-informed objective decisions and have improved outcomes for these most important hires.”

Assessments have been shown to dramatically increase the success rate of executive hires. According to Aberdeen Group’s “Assessments 2014” report, “In companies that use pre-hire executive assessments, 78% of new hires meet or exceed performance goals versus 48% in companies that do not use pre-hire assessments.”

“Leaders and executives have a significant impact on organizations, not only because of their span of control, but also because of their critical role in motivating, developing and utilizing the talent within the rest of the organization,” said Mollie Lombardi, Aberdeen Group Vice President and Principal Analyst, Human Capital Management. “Organizations can’t afford to make the wrong decisions when it comes to hiring and developing executives, and top-performing organizations are seeing significant benefit from using assessments as a part of this process.”

In addition to improving leadership selection, the Executive Assessments are powerful tools for developing senior leaders. Feedback from the assessments power action plans that drive improvement, while assimilation coaching further accelerates leaders’ integration and increases their speed to competency and high performance.

About Assess Systems

Assess Systems is a global, innovative SaaS and consulting company providing Talent Selection and People Development solutions. Focusing on job-organization fit, their assessment-based solutions help their clients, select, develop and promote talent for improved business outcomes. For 30 years, Assess Systems has assessed millions annually across industries, spanning 42 countries and supporting 16 languages. Their solutions include: selection process design; competency modeling; hourly assessments; competency-based professional, management, and sales assessments; eLearning; leadership & team development programs; 360° assessment & feedback; succession planning; executive assessment and coaching. For additional information, please call 972-233-6055 or visit

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