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What makes a Simulation Assessment different than traditional interviews?

What makes a Simulation Assessment different than traditional interviews?

Traditional interviews do not tell the hiring team if the candidate can perform the key activities of the job in their specific environment. Many candidates today can practice for an interview and know what to answers on standard questions. Some candidates are naturally good in interviews and others not so good. In a Simulation Assessment a candidate is moved away from the interview and allowed to think and acted in the role.

How long do Hiring Simulations take to complete?

How long do Hiring Simulations take to complete?

This is all dependent on the client. Some clients complete the Simulation Assessment process in half a day and some spread the activities out over a week. This is completely customized to the client. One client may have only one or two simulation activities (simulation steps) and another client may have five to six.

Where do Simulation Assessments take place?

Where do Simulation Assessments take place?

All Simulation Assessments are customized to the client’s needs. A few Simulation activities (Simulation Steps) may be remote and others are face to face. Many clients have a mixer of both.

How long does it take to create and begin a Hiring Simulation Assessment process?

How long does it take to create and begin a Hiring Simulation Assessment process?

Over the years Hire Results Ltd has assisted clients where their hiring needs were immediate. The shortest time required to set up a Simulation Assessment process is 2 to 3 days but typically it can take up to a week to have all parts of the process ready to be used.

What is the accuracy of a Hiring Simulation Assessment process compared to traditional hiring methods?

What is the accuracy of a Hiring Simulation Assessment process compared to traditional hiring methods?

Traditional hiring processes (depending on the role and responsibility) can be as low as 20% accurate. The Hiring Simulation Assessment process can double accuracy simply by allowing hiring teams and candidates to engage and make logical (not emotional) hiring decisions.

What roles are best suited for a Hiring Simulation?

What roles are best suited for a Hiring Simulation?

75% of clients utilize Hiring Simulation Assessment for Sales, Sales Management, Inside Sales and other Customer facing roles. 25% of clients use Hiring Simulation for Operational or other critical hiring needs.

How do you make the Hiring Simulation a Non Subjective assessment?

How do you make the Hiring Simulation a Non Subjective assessment?

The Hiring Simulation Assessment weighted competency based scorecard moves the hiring team members into a common mode of thinking and requires each hiring member to score based of preselected competency criteria.

Can more than one Hiring Manager be involved in the Hiring Simulation Assessments?

Can more than one Hiring Manager be involved in the Hiring Simulation Assessments?

Yes – the Hiring Simulation Assessment system has been designed to allow multiple managers to observe and score candidates. Weights can also be assigned to all participating managers to balance the scoring process.

Are all Hiring Simulation Assessments the same?

Are all Hiring Simulation Assessments the same?

No – Hire Results Ltd utilizes its Performance Indicator (PI) process to assist in identifying the key Simulation Assessment needs for the specific role. All Simulation Assessments are then customized to these needs.

Are Hiring Simulation Assessments an Online Test or Psychometric Assessment?

Are Hiring Simulation Assessments an Online Test or Psychometric Assessment?

No – The Hiring Simulation Assessment is all about practical applications of the specific job a candidate is applying for. A Psychometric Assessment will tell you what a person is “Like”, the Hiring Simulation Assessment process will show the candidate in action – as if on the job today.

What is the investment required for a company to utilize the Hiring Simulation Assessment process?

What is the investment required for a company to utilize the Hiring Simulation Assessment process?

All client’s needs are different. Clients with multiple hiring needs can license the Hiring Simulation Assessment process on a yearly agreement while smaller hiring needs for clients can be purchased on a “per use” bases.

Do we need to load software to use the Hiring Simulation Assessment process?

Do we need to load software to use the Hiring Simulation Assessment process?

No – the Hiring Simulation Assessment is SaaS based. No loading of software is required.

Do we have to administer the process ourselves?

Do we have to administer the process ourselves?

Depending on your hiring needs, some clients will have an administrator in-house while others will outsource the administration to Hire Results Ltd.

What do candidate’s think about the Hiring Simulation Assessment process?

What do candidate’s think about the Hiring Simulation Assessment process?

All candidates want to ensure they are taking the right job for the right reasons. Traditional hiring does not allow candidates to do their own due diligence on the role, the people they will be working with or the company. The Hiring Simulation Assessment process provides each candidate the ability to manage their risk by better understanding key elements of the role before they make a career decision.

What R.O.I. can a client expect from their investment in a Hiring Simulation Assessment program?

What R.O.I. can a client expect from their investment in a Hiring Simulation Assessment program?

R.O.I. is sometimes difficult to measure in some roles within a company when hiring personnel. The key question is, “What is the cost of making a poor hiring decision”. The costs can range from $20,000 to in the Millions depending on the role. Through a more effective hiring process the R.O.I. can be 3X to 100X. The Hiring Simulation Assessment process provides for a higher accuracy thus a hiring R.O.I..

Can this Hiring Simulation Assessment process be used in Internal Movement?

Can this Hiring Simulation Assessment process be used in Internal Movement?

Yes – some clients of Hire Results Ltd use the Hiring Simulation Assessment process strictly for advancing personnel from one role or department to another.

How long has Hire Results Ltd been providing Hiring Simulation Assessments?

How long has Hire Results Ltd been providing Hiring Simulation Assessments?

Since 2002

What regions of the market does Hire Results Ltd work in?

What regions of the market does Hire Results Ltd work in?

Since 2002 Hire Results Ltd has serviced all parts of North America (United States and Canada).

Are Hiring Simulation Assessments different than animated Simulation Assessments that are online?

Are Hiring Simulation Assessments different than animated Simulation Assessments that are online?

Yes, Animated Simulation Assessments force a specific answer. Hiring Simulation Assessments are free flowing and allow the candidate to be themselves and respond as if they are on the job today. Allowing candidates to think and act in the role provides for a much higher level of accuracy when selecting candidates.

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