Before you make a decision to use employee assessments, you should ask the following questions of your assessment vendor:

  1. What was the most recent date of your product(s) validity & reliability studies?
  2. What were the final scores from these studies? .50, .60, .70, .80, .85?
  3. Can you send me a copy of these studies?  And a legal opinion manual?
  4. Does your product measure the total person?  Cognitive, occupational, personality and behaviour? 
  5. How many different reports are you able to generate?
  6. Are the results real-time?
  7. Are there any other charges?  Training cost or certifications?
  8. Tell me about your client support and training?  Any cost involved?
  9. Will you be able to demonstrate how the product is working for me?  What kind of return on investment reports can you provide?
  10. Is your assessment multi-lingual, multi-cultural, and can it be given in other languages.  If so, how many?
  11. How long does it take for results?
  12. Do I need someone from your company to interpret the results?
  13. Is proctoring required?
  14. Is it customized for my company, position, department, manager, geography, or any combination?
  15. Can it be taken over the internet or paper and pencil?
  16. What else are the results used for?