On-the-job test before hiring
Would you trust an airline pilot who passed all the knowledge and psychometrical tests with excellence but had never flown an actual airplane? For more than 50 years, the aviation industry has used flight simulators to train and evaluate pilots. Why not take advantage of the power of business simulation in your company?
Why are simulations a better means of candidate selection?
Changing realities require you to use a newer and more complex set of assessment tools.
Silega’s simulations feature carefully researched and validated models of interaction to accurately and predictively measure the competencies a person needs to be successful in a range of jobs.
While in psychometric tests the number of options open to a candidate is limited, in simulations the number of interactions and outcomes is nearly unlimited.
Selection using simulations leads to a greater likelihood of success in the workplace, from entry-level to management positions. The participant demonstrates competencies through observable behavior rather than internal thought processes, intentions, indirect clues, or declarative thinking.
The Cronbach’s alpha measurement for Silega’s assessment process ranges from 0.75 to 0.94.
Higher ROI through reduced turnover costs
Improving your selection accuracy will help you reduce turnover costs by up to 37%. This leads to tangible business benefits including decreased hiring costs, decreased training costs, and higher customer retention. In a recent case study, the use of Silega’s business simulations in sales force job selection led to a revenue increase of $12,740 per employee per year.
Realistic scenarios simulate on-the-job situations
Participants are given freedom to respond to a challenge in the same way they would actually respond in real life.
Skills, knowledge, and attitude
Simulations measure a wide range of competencies including personality, knowledge, soft skills, hard skills, performance, and judgment ability.
Performance assessment happens almost instantaneously.
Simulations take from 3 to 8 hours, can be delivered live or online, and can be integrated with various type of assessment projects.
The cost of using a business simulation for assessment is not a downside anymore; most of Silega’s solutions don’t exceed the cost of standard assessment tools.
A positive reaction from candidates
Surveys show that candidates prefer assessments they perceive as job-related, such as business simulations.
Solutions for 3 hours to 1 day
PARTICIPANTS: 1 to 24 simultaneously
Silega Commander™ – assess leadership, negotiations, culture & values skills of each participant
Silega Expedition™ – assess leadership, decision making, planning and project management skills of each participant
Silega Cold War™ – assess team alignment skills of each participant
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Get more from your selection: Our process
1. Identify competencies
We offer you a competency model of more than 80 items and we can work together to define your organization’s talent needs. If you already have defined competencies, we can adapt simulation and observation guides to meet those requirements.
2. A battery of tests*
Silega offers a battery of more than 28 psychometrical tests that can be used alone or in combination to measure different types of competencies related to personal effectiveness, communication, leadership, teamwork, and strategic thinking. This information forms 20% of the final candidate report.
3. Business simulation
Business simulation activity and observed participation form 60% of the final report. Simulations can be conducted live or online. During online simulations, we employ a wide range of multimedia (audio, video, and 3D animation). The simulation is observed by a certified assessor who is familiar with the simulation and has experience using the rating guidelines. As another option, Silega can certify your internal assessors to use the simulation for assessment purposes.
Behavioral interview guides are provided to further support employers interviewing applicants whose soft skills have been assessed.
Interviews account for 20% of the candidate report.
We provide you with data on how long it took participants to complete a task, the specific set of decisions they made, and a link to the required job performance.
The detailed personalized report includes:
- Competencies analysis – how the participant ranks in which competencies from strongest to weakest, as well as in comparison with average results
- Task analysis – Silega provides you with an analysis of the tasks performed by the candidate during the Simulation, divided into situations where participant performance was acceptable or needs development
- Development suggestions – custom-designed activities to help the participant work on gaps in competencies.
Survey sources: Gilliand and Cherry 2000; Richman-Hirsch 2000
Management Assessment using Silega Commander
|Integrity||Knows what is ethical and what is not, and how to reinforce this behavior with subordinates.|
|Supervising||Provides guidance to individual subordinates as well as to the team.|
|Decision making||Makes the optimum decision considering time, available resources, risks, and budget.|
|Developing subordinates||Actively works to share knowledge and experience while coaching direct reports.|
|Communication||Communicates a specific and inspirational vision, as well as specific action items.|
Customer Service Representative Assessment using Silega Online Custom Simulation
||Can access information, navigate CRM software, and access knowledge database.|
||Pro-actively manages time, productivity, and learning.|
|Accuracy||Accurately enters customer data, obtains information from the system, and follows internal procedures.|
|Customer relations||Deals with angry customers in a professional manner. Listens to customers and understands both explicit and implicit needs. Projects a professional and positive image.|
|Work under stress||Performs well despite challenges such as excessive noise and simultaneous multitasking.|
|Sales||Actively tries to close a sales opportunity. Explains product features and benefits properly.|