Using the ERI® System is similar
to using an X-ray machine. It is a standardized, objective, and highly
accurate method for assessing the work behavior skills of job candidates.
The results provide crucial details about a candidate - details that are
not otherwise available to you. The results specifically identify areas
of possible job-related behavior problems, and how to address each one.
Based on the level of reliability and productivity you require for a given
position, you can use the ERI® System's
profiling process to help you construct behaviorally-based selection guidelines for that position.
The questionnaire portion of the system is a behavioral inventory, a
commonly used and widely accepted method for accurately predicting human
behavior. It contains 81 statements which are answered as being either
true or false. It can be completed in 12 to 20 minutes,
by phone (ERI® Phone),
the Internet (ERI® Web),
at a computer (ERI® Win)
or in a paper and pencil format. Scores are presented for each of the seven
work behavior skill areas assessed by the ERI®
System. These results predict the likelihood of reliable and productive
work behavior in each of the seven skill areas.
During interviewing and reference checking you can use a candidate's
results to systematically explore the specific work behaviors that have
been identified as possible problems. This process is simple and straightforward.
Interviewing and checking references becomes more objective, structured,
and focused. By concentrating on the specific work behavior problems identified
by the results, you are able to accurately assess job candidates in an
extremely time-efficient manner.
With ERI® Phone and ERI® Web, the ERI® system is part of an integrated hiring solution. This comprehensive process allows you to place help wanted ads in your usual manner, additionally listing a toll-free phone number and/or internet address to which interested applicants should respond. Responding applicants are given a description of your company and the specific position for which they are applying. They are then asked a number of questions, custom designed by you, to determine if they meet the minimum requirements of the position. If they meet these requirements, they are automatically moved on to the administration of the ERI® questionnaire. The results of all responding applicants are stored in an on-line database, which you can use to track the status and results of each individual applicant who has applied for the position.