PXT Select™ Step 3: CHOOSE | Know the Fit

Step 3: CHOOSE | Know the Fit

Pie chart of 88% - Over All Gathering information from the résumé 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 our unique Job Fit feature, PXT Select measures the overall fit to the role across 20 different variables that span Thinking Style, Behavioral Traits, and Interests. This provides unbiased insight across all candidates in the selection process.

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"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?

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"How do they do the job?"

This portion of the assessment measures a person’s key tendencies and preferences across nine different behavioral traits as a measure for predicting future behavior. 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?

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"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.

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 the role.

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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.

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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 people for your sales team.

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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.

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