Good news in the assessment world! Expensive certifications, accreditations and days of training to be able to use complex assessment products are no longer necessary. Certain assessment companies have long promoted the need for “special training” to use their products. This is more of a cash cow for them than a benefit to their clients. One major company offered three and four days of offsite training to “train” clients to use an elementary tool that was hardly worthy of three hours. Another company explained their business model, as training each client at a price of one thousand dollars each. It is difficult to see if the complexity of some assessments is a function of poor design or building in the need for such training.
In the rest of the business world, things have become easier. Skype calls connect with clients in other countries. Websites can be built by anyone. Checks are deposited into the bank by photographs using a mobile phone. Top end assessments are that easy now. BestWork DATA measures hard-wired personality traits and cognitive abilities using the state of the art psychometrics in only 25 minutes. The reports describe specific job behaviors in plain language that anyone can understand. It is usable throughout an organization the moment it appears on the screen or comes out of the printer. A variety of job reports, charts, management tools and more are readily available, all immediately understandable. Team engineering replaces old team building events. Imagine... more applications with better DATA and easier to use. Oh...the price is also dramatically less.