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How do I keep from hiring the wrong person?

01/06/14

The U.S. Department of Labor indicates that only half of all new employees stay in their jobs more than six months.  While some are promoted, the majority either quit or are fired.  Moreover, the costs of a new hire at the $20,000 level is, on average, $40,000 when wasted salary, benefits, severance pay, headhunter fees, […]

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How can I turn around my struggling business?

01/06/14

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 30% of business failures are due to poor hiring decisions.  Getting the right people is thus critical for both short-term success and sustained growth.  Carr’s well-proven, client customized, selection model and competency based method of employee selection significantly reduces hiring mistakes and, in doing so, helps prevent companies […]

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Can assessments help identify candidates who will fit our culture?

01/06/14

In a recent survey of 495 human resource managers conducted by The Society for Human Research Management, 71% of respondents noted that the “tests can be useful in predicting job related behavior or ‘fit’ with a company’s culture.”  Oftentimes, little is gained if a person is simply good at his or her job, but does […]

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How can I best ensure that I am giving internal talent the right development opportunities?

01/06/14

The Aberdeen Group recently reported that 87% of Best-in-Class organizations use assessment data as part of their criteria for promotion to leadership roles.  Effective leaders are often as focused in on developing their people, optimally preparing them for potential next steps professionally, as they are on advancing their own careers.  Carr’s approach to employee development […]

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How do I know that the costs of testing will be offset by the benefits?

01/05/14

By some estimates the cost of a bad hire is typically as much as two to three times the first year’s salary.  You should want to know as much as possible about your candidates to avoid the lackluster quality of work, poor interpersonal skills, bad attitude, attendance issues, complaints from customers, and/or inability to meet […]

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