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#WorkTrends Recap: Top 5 Reasons To Use Assessments Today

Workplace assessments can accurately measure total human potential, enhance overall productivity, reduce attrition, and reduce overall hiring costs significantly… yet not all companies are using them.

On this week’s #WorkTrends show, host Meghan M. Biro was joined by special guests Kimberly Howell and Kelsey Stephens from PAN. They discussed the nuances and many benefits of the various assessment tools available to companies during recruitment

Kimberly and Kelsey shared advice on implementation and proper use to improve the quality of hires, retention and to recognize promotability among their employee population.

Here are a few key points that Kimberly and Kelsey shared:

  • With assessments there needs to be a clear intention and strategically-relevant desired outcome
  • Assessments are important to organizations but must be used correctly to really be effective
  • Assessments are helpful to gauge your HR performance & results
  • An assessment cannot be more valid than it is reliable

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