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Pre-Employment Tests, Interview Skills & Hiring
HOW TO SELECT YOUR PRE-EMPLOYMENT TEST PROVIDER: QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU CHOOSE
By Michael Mercer. Ph.D.
Feb 23, 2012, 16:04

Your pre-employment test provider can help – or harm –

>  your career

>  your organization

 

So, you must wisely select your pre-employment test provider. 

 

To help you select wisely, you will find it helpful to answer these six (6) questions.

 

1.  You will feel most confident getting pre-employment tests from

            [pick 1 answer]:

            a.  Creator of the tests – Ph.D. who developed the tests you will use

            b.  Sales rep or “account manager” – who tries to sell you tests.

            c.  Vendor of tests – who bought rights to “re-sell” someone else’s

                       tests

            d.  Consultant – who sells many things, including tests, to try to

                      make money

 

2.  You will feel more confident if your pre-employment test provider is

            [pick 1 answer]:

            a.  Book Author – of 6 books – incl. Hire the Best – & Avoid

                       the Rest™ (13th printing)

            b.  Someone who maybe read some stuff about hiring or testing

            c.  Person who has little or no real credentials as testing expert

 

3.  Fact:  You will call your pre-employment test provider – many times – to get advice.

            You can expect the best service and help available if you talk directly to

            [pick 1 answer]:

            a.  The Ph.D. business psychologist – who actually created the tests

            b.  Customer service rep who – maybe – got brief training on what

                      you bought

            c.  Salesperson or distributor or re-seller who does not know tests’

                      fine points

            d.  Consultant – who sells many services, and sells tests only as

                     one money-maker

 

4.  You want to make bottom line – $ improvements – from your pre-employment tests. 

            So, you want test provider to help you hire winners + measure bottom line impact.

            You will trust getting ROI help from

            [pick 1 answer]:

            a.  Author of book Turning Your HR Dept. into a Profit Center™

                 (15th printing)

                        [same author of book Hire the Best – & Avoid the Rest™

                 (13th printing)]

            b.  Vendor of tests who knows nothing of cost-benefit analysis – &

                         can barely spell ROI

            c.  Consultant who tells you (1) “I can’t help you” or (2) “I don’t know.”

 

5.  Peace-of-Mind – confidence you will do the right thing –

            is crucial to you & your company.

            You will feel Peace-of-Mind if your test provider is

            [pick 1 answer]:

            a.  Creator of the tests – Ph.D. who developed the tests you will use

            b.  Sales rep or “account manager” – who tries to sell you tests.

            c.  Vendor of tests – who bought rights to “re-sell” someone

                         else’s tests

            d.  Consultant – who sells many things, including tests, to try to

                         make money

 

6.  Each time you hire, you are “betting” – (a) betting your job &

     (b) betting your company! 

            Your safest bet is when your pre-employment test provider is

            [pick 1 answer]:

            a.  Creator of the tests – Ph.D. who developed the tests you will use

            b.  Vendor of tests – who bought rights to “re-sell” someone

                       else’s tests

            c.  Sales rep or “account manager” – who tries to sell you tests.

            d.  Consultant – who sells many things, including tests, to try to

                       make money

 

YOUR 6 ANSWERS TELL YOU HOW TO SELECT YOUR BEST PRE-EMPLOYMENT TEST PROVIDER

 

If you chose answer . . .

>  “a” – that shows you will decide to use Forecaster™ Tests from Mercer Systems, Inc.

 

>  “b” or “c” or “d” – that shows you do not value 1st class quality +
service + expertise

                                    [Question = How lucky do you feel?]

 

 

 

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All rights reserved.

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Michael Mercer, Ph.D., is a management psychologist and author of 6 books, including Hire the Best – & Avoid the Rest™ (13th printing).  

 

Dr. Mercer is the researcher who created 3 pre-employment tests – the 3 Forecaster™ Tests: 

            1.  Abilities Forecaster™ Test

            2.  Behavior Forecaster™ Test

            3.  Dependability Forecaster™ Test

 

You can contact Dr. Mercer in 2 ways:

+  phone = 847-382-0690

+  website = www.MercerSystems.com