Talent Connection Blog

Although more individuals are joining the workforce every day, there are just as many contributing to turnover numbers. The first step of retaining employees is making sure you’ve hired the right ones. A rapidly emerging trend for this is a shift toward cognitive tests. With this pre-employment screening process, organizations are understanding that personality and cognitive testing combined can predict whether the person can learn the job tasks quickly or think critically—all important aspects of employee retention.  With the average tenure of a 25 to 34-year-old employee at a mere 3 years, finding a successful job fit, and keeping them there, is crucial.

However, medium and small-scale businesses are often left out of this trend due to a smaller scale of resources and employees. Fortunately, Talexes offers job fit assessments for organizations of all sizes.

As technology takes over the business world, employee assessments through online platforms are becoming more common. However, even though 77 percent of people between the ages of 16 and 34 use mobile devices for job searches, only 10 percent of Fortune 500 companies offer mobile-friendly application processes. A strong online presence is a must for attracting and, therefore, retaining millennials and other younger employees. This is another aspect where Talexes is a step above the others—with pre-employment screening assessments that are mobile, tablet, and PC compatible, you’ll always have the means to ensure you attract and hire the best fit, so they stay with you for the long haul.
Now that it’s clear that hiring the right millennials is a key to retaining them, any organization worth its weight will do whatever it takes to get the job fit necessary for those employees that are willing to commit their time and loyalty. Employee assessments are a practical solution for selecting the right millennials to keep your turnover numbers low and retention numbers high.