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Gatto Associates, LLC, provides customized pre-hire assessments to …

Gatto Associates, LLC, provides customized pre-hire assessments to
guide our clients in the talent acquisition and talent management
process. Our assessments serve as valuable tools when managers
must decide whether a particular candidate has the aptitude, ability,
personality and temperament to ensure success in a job and a good
cultural fit within their organizations.

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  • 1. The Pre-hire Assessment Process Gatto Associates, LLC. 750 Washington Road Suite 14 Pittsburgh, PA 15228 412 344-2277
  • 2. Pre-hire Assessments (Online) Gatto Associates, LLC, provides customized pre-hire assessments to guide our clients in the talent acquisition and talent management process. Our assessments serve as valuable tools when managers must decide whether a particular candidate has the aptitude, ability, personality and temperament to ensure success in a job and a good cultural fit within their organizations. A better well-rounded picture of a candidate emerges when managers couple pre-hire assessment with the interview process. Equipped with better information, managers are thus in a position to make better decisions. Gatto Associates Pre-hire Assessments are customized to meet a number of specific job requirements set forth by our clients. We select the assessments that measure attributes directly related to a specific job performance. Pre-hire assessments take the guesswork out of hiring!
  • 3. Background Information for Pre-hire Assessment Categories of Assessment: Tests - Self-reporting tests have right or wrong answers to assess knowledge or performance (for example, a math problem is either right or wrong). Inventories - Identify preferences, mannerisms or style (for example, there is no one right Leadership Style) Types of Assessments Aptitude - knowledge, ability to apply skills (math, language, logic, and reasoning) Cognitive Ability - analyze, solve problems and draw conclusions: potential to learn and think Personality - characteristics, job fit, emotional intelligence Integrity - honesty, attitude toward theft, drugs, etc. Psycho-motor - coordination and manual dexterity Physical - capabilities (lifting) In all of these types of assessments, a series of questions are asked to assess the person’s: • knowledge • skills • abilities • other characteristics
  • 4. Why Use Pre-hire Assessments? Pre-hire assessment has becomes more prevalent in recent years for a number of reasons: • When using assessments, the hiring decision becomes more objective and quantifiable. • The hiring decision is defensible as a valid and reliable predictor of success in the job position. • The cost of bad hiring decisions ranges from 20% to 200% of a given position’s salary. (HR Management, www.cvrdallas.com, March 12, 2010) • Regular interviews alone have a predictive accuracy as low as 5% (Prehire assessments, K. Nash, Ezine Articles.com) Supportive Data Using a variety of assessments increases the probability of selecting the right employee: • Assessing behavioral traits alone - 38% • Assessing behavioral traits AND thinking abilities - 54% • Assessing behavioral traits AND thinking abilities AND occupational interests – 66% Outcomes of Using Pre-hire Assessments • Put the right person in the right job - placement of greater numbers of superior performers • Reduce employee turnover and increase productivity • Provide employees with needed training based on their characteristic profile results • Give managers insight into employee characteristics and styles • Promote people into positions where they will succeed
  • 5. Categories of On-Line Assessments The Executive Level Customized Assessment is a comprehensive format focusing on general acumen, intelligence, work-related skills and abilities. The participant completes the assessments online, which takes approximately three to four hours. Gatto Associates then scores the assessments, writes a report, and presents the findings via a conference call. The Manager Level Assessment is a specific format indicating general acumen, specialized skills, and abilities. The participant completes the assessments online, which takes approximately two- and-a-half to three hours. Gatto Associates then scores the assessments, writes a report, and presents the findings via a conference call. We can customize the assessment process to any format you would like, based on specific job responsibilities. We will submit to you a 15-20 page report indicating individual results, job traits, a “quick-hit” summary, best ways to work with this person, and follow-up interview questions for you to utilize.
  • 6. About Dr. Gatto Rex P. Gatto, Ph.D., is the founder and President of Gatto Associates, LLC. Dr. Gatto’s practice has been dedicated to helping people in the workplace to enhance productivity through a better understanding of themselves. He has done extensive research in the area of individual working, thinking, personality, leadership, teamwork and communication styles and their impact on the working environment. As a behavioral scientist and counselor he has devoted his energies to helping all levels of business people: CEO’s, vice presidents, managers and professionals to have an enriched work life. Dr. Gatto consults on matters of organizational effectiveness, talent acquisition, conducts training programs and also conducts one-on-one and group counseling. As a business consultant and lecturer, he has presented to business people throughout the United States and Canada. He has presented for many professional organizations and received an outstanding speaker letter from the American Society of Training and Development acclaiming him as a dynamic and thought-provoking speaker. He has developed customized training workshops for many corporate 500 companies, hospitals, small businesses, universities and colleges, and has trained and facilitated all positional levels of business people. As a change interventionist, he has written and presented for business teams, corporations and helped people achieve an enriched, productive, and enjoyable work life. He is a licensed professional counselor, nationally certified psychologist, cognitive behavioral therapist, and national board certified counselor.
  • 7. s Gatto Associates, LLC. 750 Washington Road Suite 14 Pittsburgh, PA 15228 412 344-2277