The best time to use assessments? – All the time!
It has been said that timing is everything. True as that may be, when it comes to savvy assessment usage, there is little doubt that timing is the only thing. Using assessments at the optimal moment can mean that you’ve avoided hiring the wrong person, resolved a conflict, learned how to better communicate with a difficult team member, or maximized an employee’s motivation, while looking suitably cool and knowledgeable in the process.
Because all professionals can use a little help in mastering the right moves that add up to making a better work environment, here’s a primer on the best time to use different assessments:
(Below we write about different situations, then a description of assessments and why we recommend them for that particular situation.)