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, training, and other costs are taken into account.
Why do employees quit or get fired after being on the job for only six months? Most of the time the employee is not happy because they do not have the correct skills, knowledge or abilities to do a satisfactory job. The employer may also be unhappy with the performance of the new hire and terminate after the initial training period. In short, it is simply a poor mutual fit.
Hiring a new employee is a difficult task. Most organizations post a job and receive a large amount of resumes. Just skimming these resumes takes a lot of time, not to mention calling the candidates, and setting up a time for an interview. Doing all of this to find out that they are not qualified or the right person for the job can be very demotivating.
Carr Assessments has been getting it right for nearly five decades. We have been improving our processes so that you do not have to wait until the end of your hiring process to find out the person is not the right fit for the job. With assessments, you can see what knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics the job candidates hold before moving them forward in the process. This will not only save you time, but it could also save you significant dollars.