Beyond sourcing talent, “talent selection” is the most important function and value of the professional search firm for our clients. For many companies, they will only fill one or two key positions in a year, whereas a search firm will place many key positions that gives the search firm a particular advantage in assessing talent and screening for critical must-have traits of candidate success. Over the years, art form has been replaced by science and research-based learning on what works, and what does not work in candidate screening and selection.
As masters of the science of candidate search and selection, ePraxis uses research based methods and techniques in our search engagements. This includes preparation of a rubric of science-based methods, including a system for algorithmic-based talent selection to screen and select talent. Over time, we have developed tools and processes that help us test candidates throughout the screening process using tools such as:
- Identification of candidate behavioral markers
- Candidate behavioral interviewing
- Candidate psychometric testing and homework
- Candidate background verification