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Why Hiring Tools Are Imperative For Essential Services During COVID-19


While we are living in an interesting time of quarantine and self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, essential services have not slowed down, and as a matter of fact, they are hiring more people to support their businesses. Essential services in industries like supply chain, the healthcare sector, grocery services, food delivery, and many others are in desperate need to hire more people to keep up with demand. However, it is important to remember that the rules should not change in terms of hiring just anyone off the street, but rather companies need to maintain strict hiring practices especially now to maintain employee performance standards where demand now exceeds supply in the marketplace.


For more than 40 years, in 40+ countries the Self Management Group, a proud Canadian company has been helping organizations globally in hiring the best people by using their proprietary validated and reliable screening and hiring assessments. During this time in our lives, it is so imperative that these essential services sectors use screening and hiring tools to ensure that the quality of hiring standards remain at full capacity.


Screening the Right People is Vital for Essential Services


Screening tools are a necessity in high volume recruitment especially when processing quality and qualified candidates. Self Management Group data has shown that in high volume recruitment that candidates who have the necessary skills and competencies to succeed in the role are directly correlated to performance and retention. This is why many companies around the world use the Self Management Group screening assessments to save recruiters countless hours of time having to parse through hundreds of resumes to focus only on high potential candidates that help companies save costs.

For example, in a metropolitan transit organization that sees on average almost 18,000 applications for a transit role are using the Self Management Group screening tool in their hiring process. By using the tool they were able to screen out over 85% of candidates who didn’t fit the role. The transit organization was also able to hire 40% of those predicted to be strong performers in the organization to maintain their high-performance standards on the job.


Other studies from the Self Management Group found that those screened with the necessary skills to succeed in the role were more effective at being trained and reached full proficiency in the role faster. Another study concluded that using a screening tool that time to hire was cut down by 50%, and turnover was reduced by 40% equating to a cost savings of $2,700,000.


In a time of crisis, it is so important to ensure you have those cost savings so that you can put that money back into your business to either ramp up production and to hire more people if needed. When you are bombarded with a high demand for your services then you can’t afford to deal with low performers, because you need to maintain full efficiency and productivity to meet those demands.


It’s No Time to Cut Corners in the Hiring Process


When it comes to hiring for in essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic it is certainly no time to cut corners and be reactive to hire anyone because you need to fill a position quickly. On the contrary, it is even more important to modernize your hiring practices to speed up your recruitment efforts with a screening tool. Express Talent Solutions offers a number of Self Management Group's screening tools to help for all kinds of positions and competencies such as service, sales, call center, personality or other hard skills assessments to help improve your current recruiting process.


If you are an essential service and are having a hard time keeping up to the hiring demands or efficiency of your operation then maybe it is time to see what screening solutions are available on Express Talent Solutions e-commerce platform.


If you are currently unemployed and wish to discover your true potential then click on this FREE CAREER ASSESSMENT LINK to determine what essential service jobs might be ideal for you.

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