Most organisations use an application form somewhere in their recruitment/ selection processes. And most also realise that one size does not fit all.
We work with clients to create bespoke application forms.
These can be based on existing formats or designed from scratch.
Our methods ensure:
Behavioural/ competency based questions are included
There are clear criteria to measure responses against
Using assessment techniques
Fairness through all questions
There are no hidden biases or errors in the form
Updated versions of questions are at a consistent level with previously used ones
Questions are relevant to the role
Questions are correctly written to obtain reliable and valid results
Scoring is streamlined and straightforward to apply
Job vacancies often attract a high volume of applications. Outsourcing the sifting of these is an effective use of resources. Your organisation will obtain final results more efficiently and easily than handling this in-house.
Our reliable marking service offers:
A quick turnaround of results from closing date to short-list
Accurate assessments delivered by our specialist Occupational Psychology and HR team
Evidence based decisions
Easy to interpret results spreadsheets
Freeing up of your internal staff resources
Brief feedback supplied if required
Online realistic job previews (RJP) are increasingly popular as a means of reducing high volume applications to a manageable number.
How it works:
Applicants are directed to an online tool where they answer a number of multiple choice questions relevant to the role.
Designed to provide an accurate overview of the role through sample statements, this test will provide users with the information of their suitability before beginning any job applications.
Applicants get a realistic idea of what the job will entail
They can ‘self-select’ i.e. if they don’t like what is covered in the preview they may decide the role isn’t right for them
The tool will give a rating to inform applicants if they are a ‘suitable fit’ for the role
Poor performing applicants will be discounted from further stages of the application process
Staff resources can then be focused on applicants with higher potential/ suitability
The test will appear professional, relevant and fair
The test will be user-friendly, interesting and informative, providing a positive impression of the organisation
Existing interview questions can’t be used forever, and eventually they will need to be replaced.
We can write new interview questions to fit with your existing process, making sure they are:
based on the appropriate competencies/ PQAs
are user friendly for the interviewer and simple to interpret by the interviewee
consistent in language and complexity with previously used questions
sufficiently different from previous questions
work with the existing scoring mechanisms
straightforward to evaluate to deliver final results
In addition to competency style questions we can also write items to assess Motivation, Values Fit, Understanding of the role plus others.