“Should You Use Professional Assessments & Profiles to Identify Talent?”

assessments are keyIn today’s economy any hiring manager will tell you that one job ad posted online can generate well over 500 applications. Many have relied on applicant tracking systems to shorten the list of qualified applicants but at the end of the day they still have to wade through a long list of resumes which may or may not be completely truthful. Research shows that up to 43% of resumes contain false information. Even the best interviewers utilizing back ground and reference checks, cannot ensure the right hire.

Enter professional assessment tools, the equivalent to ‘looking under the hood’ when evaluating a candidate. An accurate, valid assessment will measure an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, predict performance and identify key development targets. There are many assessment tools available today. Using the wrong tool can mislead you and fail to deliver results. Here are some things to consider in choosing the right professional assessment for your situation:

• Is the assessment reliable? A reliable assessment provides consistent and dependable results. If the results from a tool contain a lot of random variation, it will be deemed less reliable.

• Does the assessment give you the ability to measure the behaviors required to perform job functions and roles effectively regardless of who is doing the work?

• Is the assessment valid? Validity studies provide proof that the assessment tool actually measures what it claims and predicts job performance.

• Is it EEOC compliant? In order to use assessments as part of your hiring process, they must comply with EEOC rules.

• Can you interpret the results? The assessment results should be easily understandable to a non-expert and help you make an informed decision.

• Will the assessment results provide you with questions to ask in a 2nd interview? A powerful assessment will give you information you can’t get in a standard interview. The results should provide you with behavioral interview questions you can use to ensure the potential employee can adapt to various roles within a specific job.

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Developing Effective Frontline and Executive Leaders

In the healthcare business, having frontline and executive leaders is vital if you want to succeed. Being open minded to changes in society is what is going to help your organization expand to meet the current challenges. There are many traits which need to be examined if you are to develop successful leaders. Leadership development takes time and training some people cannot spare, but as any healthcare executive knows, this is the cornerstone of leadership training. Here are a few tips to get you started in developing effective frontline and executive leaders:

1. Training – Developing effective frontline and executive leaders takes a firm hand in training. Teaching them the correct principles and letting them discover the best methods on their own is not always the best approach to take. First, you need to train with the correct teaching. After the training, you need to monitor their progress. Anyone can get trained in doing something. It is only with monitoring and correction that truly makes the training effective and harwires the results you need. Having this consistency is important to succeed.

2. Moral support – This is great to boost self esteem among your soon to be frontline and executive leaders. Giving them needed support can change their behaviors almost immediately. Management consulting, on a weekly basis to give support to the newly executive leader, is a way of showing their worth to the company. Showing them a performance improvement chart is always a smart idea for the visual learners to understand what they need to do in order to gain a higher rating. Maintaining a business is hard enough. This is why it is essential to have effect training for frontline and executive leaders. Leadership development starts with the teacher. Having a well trained teacher to supervise is vital if you are to give the needed moral support to your newly developed leaders.

3. Good working environment – Make sure your working environment is suitable for a frontline and executive leader. Having an organized area for training and working is vital to anyone who wants to succeed further. By giving an area to your employees, you send a message they are a valuable asset to the organization. When an employee has that environment, they are more likely to work harder and more efficiently. Be conscience of your employee’s needs of a good working environment by cleaning up around the health care facility. A clean office not only helps the employee but attracts clients to return. That is the main goal in operating a business.

There are many ways to increase your percentage rate of frontline and executive leaders. With leadership healthcare training, you can keep your business running smoothly and without any interruptions. In the healthcare industry, there are many things which you have to excel at, by following the above steps, you are sure to succeed in your quest. Keep in mind there are many things to do before you are done. To develop effective frontline and executive leaders, you need to know through effective leadership development and performance improvement training, you can develop effective leaders.

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