Imagine a talent selection process that is lean, liked by candidates, enhances your employer brand, and predicts performances by telling you not only what the candidates can do at work but also how naturally they are likely to do it. Fortunately, this process is no longer just a dream, but is achievable by using a Situational Judgement Test.
Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs) are a type of psychometric test which are often used to predict current and future job performance. Candidates are typically presented with job-related situations. They are asked to select and/or rank the available options to show what they think is the most effective and appropriate for the situation, or they are most likely to opt for in real life.
Besides reflecting real life aspects of the job, SJTs are different to other psychometric tests in that it can be designed to assess values and the person’s understanding of values.
The recruitment process can be time and resource consuming especially at the initial stage when large pool of candidates need to be sifted. This is where SJTs comes in:
SJTs can reduce the requirement for manual components of the recruitment process – such as CV screening and telephone interviews, prior to face to face interview. Furthermore, they are administered online so quick and easy to score.
SJTs are developed to reflect practical, realistic and relevant job scenarios and so are likely to be perceived by candidates as fair. SJTs also give candidates a thorough overview of the kinds of tasks and decisions they may be faced within the role so allows them to self-select out of the role
Working with professionals trained and experienced in the psychology behind SJTs is a quick way to effectively implement the tool into your talent recruitment process. We at hfi would be happy to talk with you about making this happen!
hfi has extensive experience in building tailored SJTs for volume recruitment with global clients and we can help you create one that is right for you. Contact us today and we will show you how SJTs can help you choose the right hire and add value to your organization.
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