In the last 13 months we have filled several middle-management positions with “A” players by using the Harrison Assessment Talent Solutions (HATS) as a screening tool. Along with giving us insight into our applicants, the tool organized our process, pointed out the “A” players, saved us time, money, and helped us conduct the actual interview as follows:
It organized our process: All information was documented, centralized, and all applicants went through the same steps, ensuring as much fairness as possible in the hiring process.
It saved us time: The last position we hired for was that of Controller for which we had 355 applicants. Once the Recruitment Campaign was set up, HATS culled through the applicants and automatically moved the qualified ones to a short list. By using the HATS we were able to cut 4-5 weeks of time from the screening and interview process. This gave us more time to focus on the business by letting us focus only on the “A” players.
It saved us money: We are a small firm and have no dedicated in-house HR resource. Since HATS does the screening and initial job-fit evaluation for us we do not have to pay for this service through an outside agency or headhunter. It has also saved us the pain and costs of a bad hire.
It helped us conduct interviews: HATS evaluates each applicant’s responses and suggests questions that will shed light on a person’s fit for a particular job.