Sketch: Behavior Profile for Screening Review and Development
|The TargetSketch is a profiling tool based on a simple questionnaire format. Depending on the particular Sketch (there are different versions for different types of position), there are 30 to 50 questions. Each question has five possible answer choices. Answers are forced-choice, that is questions cannot be skipped.
Each TargetSketch is part of a system designed to remove the guess work and much of the labor involved in traditional methods of screening candidates.
It is important to understand the difference between screening and selecting. During times when there are large numbers of applicants, screening becomes the order of the day; however when applicant pools are smaller, selection comes to the fore when you want to make sure you get the best people from those that are available. See below "Using Screening Profiles and the Difference Between Filtering and Selecting"
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|The TargetSketch is built around a set of behavioral characteristics that we call “Attributes”. (See the Sketch Manual Appendix for reference and citations).
The measured Attributes are research based and consistent with ISLLC and other national standards.
What the Sketch is NOT For
||The TargetSketch is a screening instrument and not to be used for final selection. The Sketch is designed to compliment a comprehensive selection process and, for best results, should be used in conjunction with the TargetSuccess Structured Interview.|
What the Sketch IS For
As a Selection Tool:
TargetSketch coupled with a properly executed TargetInterview is designed to lead to at least ninety percent success in hiring great employees.
As a Review and Development Tool:
The Sketch and associated Development Profile Report is an effective tool in measuring and facilitating professional growth.
Do you have a good feeling about someone? Is this person your nephew that really needs a job? Does this person come highly recommended?
Using Screening Profiles and the Difference Between Filtering and Selecting
The Sketch is a simple multiple-choice online questionnaire that develops behavior profile based on a carefully selected set of behavioral job-related Attributes. The information we can derive from that profile can be used to greatly improve your hiring efficiency and effectiveness in situations both were you have a large applicant pool that requires screening and where you have a small pool that requires a greater focus on selecting and less on screening.
On the other hand, suppose you have a small group of ten or twenty applicants for a position that must be filled ASAP. In this case we will be more interested in selecting rather than screening and we will be using the detailed information in the behavior profile generated by the Sketch to evaluate each individual's strengths and weaknesses according the behavioral Attributes measured by the Sketch. With the Sketch, you can identify profiles most suited to your situation and the position you need filled. For example, you can identify people who are most likely easily trained or who are most likely to have great communication skills. With the Sketch, you can have a better understanding of the available candidates' strengths and weaknesses and select the best from what is available.
Screening Sketches Currently Available:
The Sketch is designed as a screener and is not a final selection tool. For optimum predictive results it should be supported by the TargetSuccess Structured Interview and other relevant information.