Why I Just Told a Client Not to Hire Someone They Thought Was a Great Fit

Press Release from The Source and Recruit Company

This might seem incredibly counterintuitive, but I recently advised a client not to hire a candidate they thought would be a great fit.

As a PXT Select™ Authorized Partner, we’ve learned how to use pre-hire assessments to measure job fit. Just because a candidate checks all the right marks on paper and interviews well does not mean that candidate will be happy in a role — or that they’ll perform. 

As a comprehensive, “full person” assessment, PXT Select measures how well an individual fits specific jobs in an organization by assessing their Cognitive Ability, Behavioral Traits, and Interests. The job-matching feature of the PXT Select assessment enables organizations to evaluate an individual relative to the qualities required to perform a job successfully.

The tool can be used in interesting ways. For example, we can assess existing top performers and seek out candidates whose experience, thinking styles, behaviors, and interests are a close match, increasing the likelihood of making a sensational hire. Alternatively, we can assess an existing bottom performer and use the results to help define what we don’t want for the next hire.

With the right people working in the right roles and developed to their full potential, we can build and engage a high-performing workforce that drives results.

You may review our full suite of PXT Select assessment tools via this link.

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