PXT Select Solutions

Benefits of the PXT Select Solution

Without the right processes or tools, finding the right people for the job can be tough. And keeping them engaged can be even tougher. Making talent decisions solely based on a resume, an interview, or current job performance is usually not enough. PXT Select is a powerful assessment that will help organizations to plan their talent needs earlier, interview better, hire smarter, and retain longer.

PXT Select Uses Four Simple Steps to Optimize Your Talent Strategy

PXT Select will meet your organizational needs across the entire employee life-cycle.

Step 1: PLAN | Know the Job

Many hiring managers start the selection process without knowing what their ideal candidate looks like. Whether you’re seeking a senior executive, a mid-level manager, an individual contributor, or a salesperson, PXT Select helps helps you identify the traits and behaviours required to perform a job successfully.

The PXT Select solution helps hiring managers and recruiters align early in the hiring and selection process by defining targets across cognitive traits, behavioural traits, and occupational interests most important to be successful in a position. These targets, also known as performance models, determine the range of scores typical for success in the position you are trying to fill. With these performance models in place, the hiring process is accelerated and the path of employee development is illuminated.

The Recommended Tool for This Step in the Process

Performance Model Report: This report presents the range of scores and behaviours for the position you’re trying to fill. The ideal candidate would score within each of the highlighted ranges below the various traits for Thinking Style, Behavioural Traits, and Interests.

Three Options to Build Your Performance Model

Replicate Top Performers

Build custom performance models to leverage key attributes that distinguish top performers in your organization. Easily spot future hires who share common traits with your most successful people so you know exactly what to look for.

Custom Models

No top performers, but still want a custom model? PXT Select can help you create models unique to your organization and position by leveraging multiple data points.

Performance Model Library

Save time by choosing a model from one of PXT Select’s 150 data-driven industry benchmarks covering thousands of potential roles. You can use as-is or as a starting point for your own custom models.

Step 2: ASSESS | Know the Person

Knowing who to put through the interviewing or selection process can be daunting. Resumes, references, experience, or reputation may look great, but how do you know what’s below the surface? And let’s be honest – selecting someone for a job whether it’s an external hire, or an internal promotion or lateral move, is not an easy task. It takes time to prepare, experience to know what to ask or listen for, and the process can be intimidating if you’re not an expert interviewer. Asking insightful questions is just one piece. Remaining objective and knowing what to listen for is every bit as important. But don’t worry, we can help.

The PXT Select assessment asks candidates to respond to a set of questions to determine their fit to the position. The higher the overall Job Fit result, the better the fit to the role. Hiring managers can reach out to the most qualified candidates and advance them in the selection process. Assessment results include personalized questions to probe for how candidates might respond in different situations, especially in areas where the person doesn’t quite fit the model. This can provide insight that will help hiring managers better assess the fit with the team and organization.

The Recommended Tools for This Step in the Process

Comprehensive Selection Report

This report allows you to compare a single individual against the performance model for a given job, and determine how well suited they may be for it. It also includes customized interview questions based on the candidate’s data so hiring managers can interview with confidence.

Leadership Report

This report provides insight into a candidate’s leadership potential and their approach to meeting challenges. It features their potential leadership strengths and challenges, as well as customized interviewing questions to help hiring managers understand the approach candidates will bring to guiding their teams and shaping their organization.

Sales: Comprehensive Report

This report provides the same benefit as the Comprehensive Selection report, but with a focus on sales positions to help you select the right sales people for your sales team.

How We Can Help You

Personalized Candidate Questions

Candidate assessment data helps managers address specific questions about their strengths and challenges helping them make the right selection decision.

Reduced Time to Hire

Knowing who to advance in the candidate selection process helps make talent decisions faster and more effectively.

Unbiased Perspective

Leaning on objective data helps you stay away from personal biases during the candidate selection process so you can make talent decisions fairly and consistently.

Step 3: CHOOSE | Know the Fit

Gathering information from the resume and the interview is a great start, but how do you know you’re choosing the right person? Or maybe you have two great candidates, but aren’t sure who might be the ideal match?

Choosing a candidate is a huge responsibility. If you make the right choice, it’s a win. If you don’t make the right choice, it can cost your organization thousands of dollars – not to mention the extra time and effort of recruiting someone new and fixing any damage the “bad” hire left behind.

The PXT Select assessment compares candidate results to the job requirements and provides an overall Job Fit result. The closer the result to the target, the better the fit. With the unique Job Fit feature, PXT Select measures the overall fit to the role across 20 different variables that span Thinking Style, Behavioural Traits, and Interests. This provides unbiased insight across all candidates in the selection process.

Know The Fit

THINKING STYLE:
“Can they do the job?”

Also known as cognitive ability, this is the number one predictor of success on the job. It defines how a person processes information for problem solving, communication, and learning skills. Learn how well the candidate matches the preferred verbal and numerical capabilities for the role. For example, can the candidate understand complex instructions? Can they efficiently make decisions based on complex numerical data?

BEHAVIOURAL TRAITS:
“How do they do the job?”

This portion of the assessment measures a person’s key tendencies and preferences across nine different behavioural traits as a measure for predicting future behaviour. Learn, for example, if a candidate tends to be cooperative and work within the rules, or if they tend to set their own direction and act independently. Does the candidate tend to work at a steady pace, or do they tend to work very quickly? Is the candidate comfortable making quick decisions even when limited information is available, or do they prefer to make decisions more deliberately?

INTERESTS:
“Will they enjoy the job?”

This section helps predict motivation and potential satisfaction with a given job. The more their interests align with what the job requires, the more they will enjoy it. This is critical, because we know that people who are happier in their jobs are more productive, more effective, and more engaged.

The Recommended Tools for This Step in the Process

Comprehensive Selection Report

This report allows you to compare a single individual against the performance model for a given job, and determine how well suited they may be for it. It also includes customized interview questions based on the candidate’s data so hiring managers can interview with confidence.

Sales: Comprehensive Report

This report provides the same benefit as the Comprehensive Selection report, but with a focus on sales positions to help you select the right sales people for your sales team.

Multiple Candidates Report

This report allows you to compare multiple candidates for a single position on one document, so you can choose the candidate who may be the best fit for the role.

Multiple Positions Report

This report allows hiring managers to compare a candidate against other open positions that they didn’t originally know about, or apply for. A great tool for when you are hiring for multiple positions and need flexibility in how to move potential candidates around.

How We Can Help You

Overall Fit

Is the candidate a good fit? What role should a current high potential employee be moved into? How will a candidate or employee fit an existing team? How can a manager and employee work together more cohesively? How can you help your employees become aware of their areas of strength and opportunity related to the jobs they have or want? Use the full suite of PXT Select reports and find out.

Leadership Fit

Wish you knew how the candidate would lead teams, and what their approach is to meeting leadership challenges? Ever wonder about the leadership potential of your current employees? Looking to find out which of your employees could be the ideal fit for a leadership role opening? Use the PXT Select Leadership Report and find out.

Sales Fit

Is the candidate a good fit for a sales role? Every wonder about a candidate’s approach to the following critical sales practices: prospecting, initiating contact, building and maintaining relationships, closing the sale, self-starter, resourcefulness, coachability, team player? Use any of the PXT Select Sales-focused reports and find out.

Step 4: ENGAGE | Know Your People

It takes effort to hire the right people. Keeping top talent requires even more. Our full suite of reports helps managers support new employees to ramp up quickly and effectively. Develop bench strength by getting a full picture of how employees might fit future job assignments or opportunities.

The PXT Select suite of reports helps organizations like yours optimize their talent strategy. Used beyond hiring and selection, PXT Select can help managers onboard, coach, and develop new hires, or develop existing talent in the organization.

The Recommended Tools for This Step in the Process

Coaching Report

This report contains an individual’s assessment results as well as coaching tips about how they may approach different aspects of their role.

Sales: Coaching Report

This report provides the same benefit as the Coaching report, but with a focus on sales positions. It uses sales-related language throughout the report.

Manager-Employee Report

This report compares an individual’s results with those of his manager. Managers often use this to start off on the right foot with new employees, and to build a more effective relationship with them.

Leadership Report

When used for employee development purposes, this report provides insight into a person’s leadership potential and their approach to six leadership skills commonly required of organizational leaders. Each of the six leadership skills are illustrated in relation to the individual’s results, featuring their potential leadership strengths and challenges.

Team Report

This report helps managers and employees address the group’s dynamics in a constructive way. It is designed so that each team member can receive a personalized report, with the feedback written for them. A great tool for teams to understand their similarities and differences.

Multiple Positions Report

When used for employee development purposes, this report shows how aligned an individual is to different positions in the organization that may be part of their career path. Managers can then use this information to help employees prepare for future roles.

Individual’s Feedback Report

This report provides a candidate’s results in narrative form. It does not provide the candidate’s Job Fit results, nor does it make a comparison of the candidate against the Performance Model. Instead, it explains what the assessment measures and provides and interpretation of the results.

Sales: Individual’s Feedback Report

This report provides the same benefit as the Individual’s Feedback report, but with a focus on sales positions. It uses sales-related language throughout the report.

Individual’s Graph Report

This report shows a participant’s results on the Thinking Style and Behavioural Traits scales, as well as Interests, giving a visual representation of the person’s results. Because this report doesn’t provide guidance for interpretation it is highly recommended that it is provided along with the Individual’s Feedback Report.

How We Can Help You

Build Bench Strength

Identify employees with high potential and actively plan their careers and development.

Reduced Turnover

Now that you hired the right people, properly onboard them and help them fit the culture of the team and the organization.

Engage Your Workforce

Accountable employees feel more connected to their employer, and are motivated to contribute above and beyond.

The PXT Select Suite of Reports

With one powerful assessment tool, PXT Select can provide your company with a full range of valuable reports to drive results – aligning people to roles based on the traits most important to perform successfully.

Coaching Report
Leadership Report
Individual’s Graph
Team Report
Individual’s Feedback Report
Comprehensive Selection Report
Sales: Comprehensive Selection Report
Sales: Coaching Report
Manager-Employee Report
Sales: Individual’s Feedback Report
Multiple Positions Report
Performance Model Report
Multiple Candidates Report

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