How Does The ERI® System Work?
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.

Fits Easily Into Your Existing Hiring Process
Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation is as easy as 1-2-3.
1 Administer the questionnaire to the job candidate using any one of the available administration methods (ERI® Phone, ERI® Web, ERI®Win, or in a paper and pencil format - 12 to 20 minutes).
2 The job candidate's responses are scored. If the questionnaire was administered using ERI® Phone or ERI® Web, the results are automatically scored and immediately available on the Internet or by fax. If the questionnaire was administered using ERI®Win, the results are automatically scored and immediately available on your personal computer. If the questionnaire was administered using the paper and pencil format, the results are available within minutes of administration either by using ERI® Fax or by entering the job candidate's responses into your computer or the internet (1 to 2 minutes). With all scoring methods, you have the option to print a "hard copy" of the results. If you do not have access to a fax machine, a computer, or the Internet, we also offer toll free telephone scoring. With this method, the results are mailed or faxed to you.
3 When a candidate scores poorly on one or more scales, you have the option of viewing or printing a standardized set of structured follow-up questions. These can be used during subsequent interviews and reference checks. The answers to these questions give you additional information with which to make your hiring decisions.

To view demonstrations of ERI Web, ERI Phone, or the on-line
applicant tracking and management system, please contact
Customer Service At 1-800-438-2772

View a Sample Integrated Selection Process Using the ERI® System


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