Design In-House Assessments That Improve Hiring Success

Go beyond the interview to better assess for competencies specific to the organization’s culture and unique needs.

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Poorly designed assessments often result in:

  • Inaccurate evaluation of the role or competencies required to fulfill it
  • Negative impacts on the candidate experience
  • Unintended biases and a lack of diverse hires

Competency based in-house assessments offer:

  • Lower costs
  • Alignment with the organization
  • Realistic expectations of the role

Module 1: Determine Priority Areas

The Purpose

  • Identify priority roles and competencies.
  • Select an assessment method.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Priority roles and competencies selected
  • Assessment method chosen

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Confirm focus competency or role.
  • Focus competency or role confirmed
1.2 Determine pain points in current assessment process.
  • Pain points determined
1.3 Set goals and metrics for the assessment.
  • Goals and metrics set
1.4 Determine the required proficiency for the competency or role.
  • Proficiency determined
1.5 Choose the method you will be using for your assessment.
  • Method selected

Module 2: Design Your In-House Assessments

The Purpose

  • Develop the assessment and scoring rubric.
  • Test the assessment design’s validity and mitigate bias.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Assessment and scoring rubric established
  • Assessment evaluated with a sample group

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Develop the assessment based on your chosen method.
  • Assessment designed based on method
2.2 Develop the scoring rubric.
  • Scoring rubric created
2.3 Determine resourced required.
  • Required resources identified
2.4 Map accountabilities.
  • Accountabilities mapped
2.5 Evaluate the assessment design for validity and bias.
  • Assessment design validated
2.6 Prepare to test the design on sample group.
  • Test design prepared

Module 3: Create an Action Plan for Implementation

The Purpose

  • Determine an action plan to integrate the assessment into the TA process.
  • Outline guidelines for running the assessment.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Plan to launch the assessment detailed
  • Guidelines for administrating the assessment set

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Outline project milestones and key actions.
  • Key actions outlined
3.2 Develop your communication plan.
  • Communication plan mapped out
3.3 Draft assessor guidelines.
  • Assessor guidelines created
3.4 Determine feedback and metrics review.
  • Feedback and metrics review determined

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