It is often said that people are an organization’s greatest asset. It’s a nice idea, but only partly true. A more accurate statement comes from Jim Collins, author of Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Lead and Others Don’t. He said that people are not your greatest asset; the right people are.
The quest for those “right people” is the challenge and the frustration of many a company and HR professional. Companies are increasingly turning to talent assessment tools to help them overcome these challenges. The use of a talent assessment tool for pre-employment testing, development and team building has been shown to deliver significant value to organizations, see the results from a 2010 study of 400 companies by the Aberdeen Group on this page.