Ripping the Ass out of Assessment


6Apologies for the rude title but if at the heart of an effective Talent Acquisition strategy is the assessment and selection of said talent, then you could be forgiven for believing that in the last generation we’ve lost sight of this important fact.

In the place of an effective assessment process that at least attempts to push the validity of hiring decision upwards, we’ve been focussing on shoving as many people down a recruitment funnel as possible. ATS technology was born to replace the paper mountains of job applications and some vendors tried to convince you those killer questions such as ‘are you a robot ?’ or ‘have you ever visited a turkish bath ?’ were effective parts of the assessment process rather than a means of keeping numbers of applicants to a minimum.

For those interested in their recruitment social history, assessment blossomed just after the war as a…

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