Not smart to continue being holed up WFH

  • Post published:09/03/2022
  • Reading time:4 mins read

Holed upIt’s not smart to continue being holed up. I mean holed up as hiding in a hole or cave. These days, the question is, are you still holed up working from home?

Having spent the past 24 months just focusing on the operational challenges of the moment, you may feel it hard to think about other ways the COVID era, and sadly other global events, may impact your hiring needs.

The only way through is to continue adapting – by building agile processes and focusing on what really matters to candidates you are considering hiring for your company.

Don’t trust your gut feeling – use AI to assess work behaviour

According to Harvard Business Review, 76 percent of organizations with more than 100 employees rely on assessment tools for external hiring. This figure is expected to climb to 88 percent.

Global estimates suggest that assessments and tests are used for 72 percent of middle management positions and up to 80 percent of senior roles. The number of entry-level positions is a lot lower – as expected.

While the use of personality and cognitive assessment tools is on the rise, it’s important that you have a rational basis for doing these assessment tests.

“They should make sure assessments are closely tied to what the person will do in the role and what skills are expected of them. Assessments need to be well tailored to assess a candidate’s strengths and traits, otherwise employers could risk losing diverse and qualified candidates.

Jina Lee, employment law attorney in the US

A psychometric test aims to provide measurable, objective data that can give you a better all-round view of a candidate’s suitability. Psychometric testing offers some ‘scientific’ credibility and objectivity to the process of recruiting.

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Tom Sorensen is an Associate Partner of Humanostics, a PI Certified Elite Partner, and authorised to use the science and assessment software of The Predictive Index®.

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Tom Sorensen

Tom Sorensen is an executive search veteran with over 25 years of experience recruiting in Asia, Europe, and Africa. He has worked in executive search in Thailand since 2003 and is recognized as one of the country’s top recruiters and most profiled headhunters.