Here’s Why You Should Be Testing Potential Candidates

This key tip will give you one of the biggest chances of avoiding a bad hire. A bad hire is one of the most costly things that can happen in any organization and we suggest finding the best tactics for avoiding this mistake. So, this tip is something that we use with all of our clients, and a lot of companies are starting to adopt this into various roles. 

Put Candidates to the Test

You want to incorporate this critical step of testing potential candidates into your interview process. This has already been a pretty common procedure among technical positions, using some kind of coding test or some other technical tests. However, now we’re starting to see the need for various tests in sales and marketing and other types of roles that aren’t technical. 

Come Up With A Plan

A 30, 60, 90-day plan is one of the best ways to get an idea of how someone is going to do the job they’re interviewing for. Another test could be some sort of case study. That can look very different depending on your company’s industry or the type of position that you’re interviewing for. Having the candidate put together some sort of case study, a 30, 60, 90-day plan, or some other sort of presentation that is relevant to the role in terms of how they would do the job is critical. 

Real-Time Results

It’s critical for hiring managers to get a bird’s eye view into how potential candidates would do the job. Without doing this, you really don’t know how they’re going to execute and produce results for the role until they’re on the job. And at that point, if they can’t do the job, it’s too late. 

What Results Do You Need?

If you’re not sure how to put these tests together, you can start by asking yourself, what’s a critical part of this role I’m hiring for? How do I have the candidate demonstrate in some way that aspect of the job? Again, you want insight into how they would do the job, how their brain works and how they think. 

This is going to be a real game-changer for you in avoiding making a bad hire and saving your company time and money. If you’re not sure where to start, contact us to see how we can help!