Eliminate Bad Hires: Assess Systems Introduces Assess Risk for Job Candidate Screening

DALLAS, May 2, 2013–Adding to its suite of talent selection solutions, Assess Systems announces Assess Risk, a scientifically validated pre-hire assessment tool that identifies and screens out high-risk candidates, helping organizations increase the integrity of their workforce.

Inspired by client demand, Assess Risk complements Assess Systems’ other job “fit” assessments, by offering a work-ethic focused product that can be used across many jobs. Assess Risk provides robust features and options for employers seeking to minimize their hiring risk. The workforce scientists at Assess Systems analyzed data on more than 100,000 candidates and identified statistical relationships between Assess Risk and the propensity toward counter-productive behaviors. The result of this rigorous process is a predictive assessment that can facilitate better hiring decisions.

Bad hires increase theft and liability exposure, drive customers away and damage an organization’s reputation. Industry research shows bad hires cost an organization thousands of dollars in lost business; in the retail industry alone, theft represents about $31 billion in losses, with employee theft being the top source, according to the National Retail Security Survey.

“Just as great hires add tremendous value to an organization, bad hires can be detrimental,” said Carol Jenkins, Assess Systems’ vice president of talent solutions. “With Assess Risk, organizations have a quick and reliable way to screen out candidates who have the tendency to display undesirable work behavior. This allows companies to focus on enhanced selection of the better candidates, resulting in more effective hiring decisions.”

Assess Risk provides powerful resources for hiring managers including:

– Risk Analysis Index which helps prioritize candidates based on risk level
– Configurable Realistic Job Preview and Screening Questions identifying candidates who are willing to do the tasks required in your job environment
– Specific details provided from responses to help hiring managers understand candidate’s attitudes and tendencies before they are hired
– Dynamic Interview Guide with in-depth questions plus candidate-specific probes

Comprehensive validation research shows that those classified as “High Risk” versus “Low Risk” by the Assess Risk tool:

– Were 15 times more likely to have stolen from employers
– Were 10 times more likely to use illegal drugs before or during work
– Were 10 times more likely to have taken a sick day without being ill

About Assess Systems

Assess Systems is an innovative SaaS and consulting company providing talent selection and people development solutions to organizations worldwide. Focusing on person-job-organization fit, our assessment-based solutions help our clients attract, select, develop and promote talent resulting in improved business outcomes. For more than 25 years, Assess Systems has assessed millions of people in a broad spectrum of industries and positions spanning 42 countries and supporting 16 languages. Our solutions include: competency modeling, selection process design, entry-level assessments, competency-based professional, management and sales assessment, hiring manager interview guides and eLearning, leadership development programs, 360° feedback, succession planning, executive assessment and coaching.

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Diane Ianni
Assess Systems

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