Have you ever been perplexed by an employee who just doesn’t perform to his or her potential? You know they can do better – and you’re paying them handsomely – but they don’t seem to have their heart in the job. It’s quite likely they’re not being stimulated by the work and may be dissatisfied. In fact, research has found that the key to keeping people satisfied, working hard, and motivated to stick around, is not always the money and benefits, but how well the employee’s interests align with their employer.
People have different interests and have different reasons for doing – or not doing – things. If you want to get the best from your people, you need to appeal to their passion and enthusiasm. But first, you need to find out what makes them tick! You can tap into this early, by incorporating pre-employment assessment into your next selection process.
Pre-employment assessment helps companies remain competitive
With most managers wanting to hire the very best employees, research indicates that you need to look further than just remuneration and benefits to remain competitive. Pre-employment assessments can provide information about what elements and/or types of work lead people to put more or less effort into their work, gain more or less satisfaction from their work and ultimately achieve better or worse outcomes and outputs.
Interests and motivation questionnaires help to understand:
- What drives people and keeps them energised – and for how long?
- In what situations and environments are people likely to perform at their best?
- What types of tasks appeal – or don’t appeal – to different people?
- What rewards motivate your people?
At Urban Psychometrics, we know how difficult it can be sometimes to find the right people for the right job and to keep them motivated to stick around. That is why we include interests and motivation questionnaires as part of our pre-employment assessment offerings.
Take the guess work out of your next hire and find out what drives your people to perform at their best and keeps them motivated to stick around.