Why You Should Be Using Workforce Assessments
Authored by: Talexis
Over 91% of best in class companies use assessments (Aberdeen)
Workforce assessments go hand-in-hand with workforce planning. The data provided by workforce assessments gives you the tools and knowledge you need to effectively implement a number of necessary workplace processes involved in workforce planning. There are 8 common components of a workforce plan that benefit from the objective data provided by workforce assessments: recruiting, retention, succession planning, performance management, career pathing, turnover, redeployment, and leadership development. Keep reading to see how each of these is benefited by workforce assessment data.
Recruiting – Gather data for the skills, knowledge, expertise, and behavioral tendencies required of a position.
Retention – Identify necessary steps for supporting those individuals that are valuable to the team and need to be held onto.
Succession planning – Pinpoint individuals that have the capacity to take on manager roles, senior leadership roles, and c-suite roles. Talexis has an assessment for each of these categories.
Performance management – Measure candidates’ and employees’ strengths and weaknesses to decide future action to be taken on performance.
Career pathing – Consider and develop career options based on which characteristics are identified as strengths by the assessment.
Turnover – Utilize assessment data to figure out who is eligible to move up, as well as what skills are necessary to move up, in the event of turnover.
Redeployment – Determine who is capable of being redeployed into another role that’ll yield better results for both employee and organization.
Leadership development – Designate high potential employees suited for leadership roles, as well as identifying effective coaching and training methods.
Workforce assessments operate as an 8-sided tool for optimizing your workforce plan and helping your organization run smoothly. Look into a workforce assessment solution by contacting PDServices today!