Throughout the course of time, individuals who excelled at their occupation were valued in their communities and paid their weight in gold for their contributions. From elite warriors before the invention of firearms in the 12th century, to commanders and generals holding the survival of nations in their hands, to metalworkers, architects and inventors whose ingenuity propelled humanity into the next age or artistic period. It is no secret that the victorious write the history books. Their accomplishments through their skills, knowledge and ability to adapt to their environment are forever ingrained into the stories we know and the lives we live. We owe everything to their work; from technology to financial and political systems, the philosophies we adhere to, even the kitchen sink. The great minds of our modern society follow the path of their ancestors in prizing the abilities of these select few, and the unlimited potential locked within them waiting to be released. These top employees can save your business money and output exponentially more than the average worker. So the hunt for talent continues.
The right employee brought in at the right moment can make all the difference to the success of a business. It is true that the abilities of all people have value, perhaps even equal value. It is also true that many wonderful minds have not found their calling, and are currently wilting away at a job which holds no future for them. According to a study by Right Management which surveyed 1,000 people in the U.S. and Canada, 84% of employees were planning on searching for a new job in 2012. This creates an adverse effect in the other direction as well, when a position is filled with a less than ideal employee; if only the right person could fulfill this unrealized potential, the company’s success would be near guaranteed! It becomes imperative to find the ideal foot that fits the shoe, as in the fairy tale we are all familiar with, and what better way to accomplish this than through the objective wonders of pre-employment testing?