Why are HR leaders now looking at behavior at work?

HR professionals around the world are tasked daily to find the “perfect” candidate for a client or employer, given a list of what to look for as well as what to stay away from regarding candidate experience, traits, and other indicators that reveal optimal candidate characteristics. They also are tasked with many internal problems – ranging from interpersonal issues on the job, to performance, to reinventing the way work is being done.

What makes this challenging, however, is that from the first conversations and first impressions, it can be extremely difficult to truly understand “who” the person is that you’re speaking with and what the likelihood of retaining them at your assigned company will be. And HR leaders end up dealing with the “opinion soup” in hiring – the fact that different interviewers across teams may have different ideas about what it takes to be successful on the role, which questions will tease that out, and which answers are actually a good indication of fit.


Leveraging data to better understand behavior at work

It can be difficult to determine if someone is truly the best fit for a company simply by asking a line of questions, calling references, and conducting research. So, as the struggle of employee turnover ensues for HR professionals, the question begs to be asked about what the actual best way is to assess behavior and determine what are the key work behaviors which will help the newly hired employee be successful.


In response to that question, Aptology, a SaaS platform that offers smart-data insights into candidate and employee behavior, allows HR professionals to leverage data to conduct unique, behavioral assessments in order to have a more objective understanding of “people intelligence” by shedding light on the people-side of people.


How is a behavioral assessment conducted and how does that assessment help with employee performance? 

Aptology offers users various, data-rich opportunities to learn more about their candidates and employees via WorkStyle surveys, Success Profiles, and Competitive advantage assessments. What Aptology also offers is a digital behavioral assessment survey that allows HR professionals to compare and contrast both internal and external employees and candidates for open positions in one, consolidated platform, providing instant visibility into the entirety of potentially qualified candidates for open positions, either internally or externally.


The modern approach helps leaders understand what work behaviors drive success based on objective metrics. It starts with a simple 15 minute survey which helps team members understand their strengths and specific gaps for the job. It helps managers understand what to focus on to drive success based on objective metrics. The process is adverse impact tested, and moves the needle on both outcomes and DEI initiatives.


This unique approach to helping reduce employee turnover and find the most qualified candidates allows HR professionals to find the best fit for an open position and, in return, increases the potential for that candidate to remain in their hired position, or for HR to be aware of their propensity to grow into other open positions within an organization. This reduces costs and overall stress on an organization while also simplifying the recruiting process. Utilizing Aptology’s digital behavioral assessment survey and other features helps HR professionals identify key areas of talent for each prospective candidate and also helps manage an existing and growing pool of talent.


So what else do I need to know about how behavioral assessments work?

With all of the relevant features available to show how HR professionals can leverage this platform, the expert team at Aptology encourages any organization to schedule a demo to see Aptology in action.


Leading companies leverage the Aptology platform to move the needle on revenue, retention, and diversity and inclusion. Explore Aptology’s solution for Human Capital Teams to better understand how their behavioral assessment and other people-rich features help decrease employee turnover and optimize retention planning.