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How Behavioral Assessments Can Help Your Business

Think of a behavioral assessment as any other tool. It can be valuable, but only if used properly.

A quality assessment chosen to measure relevant behavioral traits, used along with a separate evaluation of technical skills and ability, will help you make a better hire and build better, more effective teams and organizations. It can also give an employer insight into current employees, letting you know what motivates your team and how to manage them most effectively to reach their full potential.

Contrary to popular misconception, there are no right or wrong answers when taking assessments. To score “low” in a category is not necessarily a “bad” thing and to score “high” is not always a plus for certain jobs. The purpose is to match the demands of a job, both physical and psychological, with an employee. Doing so means the task will be performed better and the employee will have greater satisfaction. Assessments also allow employers to put together complementary teams, balancing the strengths and weaknesses of its members.

Another misconception is that employers always use assessments to create a homogenous workforce. On the contrary, when used properly, assessments allow employers to build organizations with diversity of thought and approach.

Quality assessments are a great tool if used by a professional who knows how to interpret and apply the results effectively.

If you are interested in learning more about assessments, click here to learn more about NavigationHR’s offerings. The Wingman may even be able to hook you up with a free MX ($179.00 value)…ask me how!

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