“You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality”
– Walt Disney
For an organisation to succeed, you need competent people in the right roles. Getting the right people, and then retaining them, is precursor of the success of your business. Relying on intuition when selecting a candidate is not much better than flipping a coin and then swallowing the cost of a bad decision made. Research shows us that replacing a skilled candidate can cost up to one and a half times an employee’s salary in lost productivity. Ensure the best return on your investment – your human resources – by utilising a cost effective, scientific and simple solution: psychometric assessments.
Psychometric assessments are an objective method to quantify human behaviour, and predict what its impact will be on your business’s bottom line. Assessments go through rigorous stages before they are classified as a psychometric assessment by the Health Professions Council of South Africa – ensuring they are fair to all candidates, no matter their language, culture or background.
Furthermore, data from psychometric assessments can be used to facilitate the implementation of your business’s HR strategy, development and succession planning, and understanding your organisation’s culture.
Psychometric assessments are a lot more sophisticated today (most available in a computer based format), and this practice is not as expensive as it once was. Look to any successful company, and you’ll see a correlation between low staff turnover and the use of psychometrics.
If your company has recognised the value in assessments utilises this tool for recruitment – GREAT! However, ask yourself these questions:
PsychMatters Centre is a small, independent business with accreditation with most of the big assessments used in South Africa. However, because we do not own any assessments, we can maintain a completely fair and unbiased offering to you that not only suits your delegates optimally, but your company’s budget too. We pride ourselves in delivering a service that is consistently high, working within a 48 hour turnaround time, and do not charge for urgent results (within reason), unlike other suppliers. We have a very competitive offering if you compare our pricing to other consultancies. All our consultants are registered professionals with membership to the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
Psychometric assessments are an essential part of modern best practice recruitment. PsychMatters offers an array of psychometric solutions which are customised for your organisation. Please contact us today should you wish to find out more information.