Founded in 1896, Volunteers of America Chesapeake is an affiliate of Volunteers of America – one of the nation’s leading and most experienced social services organizations. As an early adopter, the non-profit implemented Talent Chaser three years ago and was recently given Computerworld’s prestigious Business Intelligence Best in Class 2012 Award for its deployment within their organization. Talent Chaser is a fully scalable human resource software solution. It can be used by C-level executives, managers or recruitment and human resources personnel within small-to-medium sized businesses as well as Enterprise-level corporations in any vertical market.
“Since implementing Talent Chaser’s evidence-based recruitment software three years ago, our annual staff turnover has been substantially reduced from 67 to 23 percent,” said Russell K. Snyder, president and CEO of Volunteers of America Chesapeake. “Staff recruited using Talent Chaser have achieved high performance ratings and associated productivity improvement has enabled us to increase our revenue per employee by just over 24 percent.”
Only Talent Chaser combines both recruitment and staff management and accurately analyzes which person is appropriate for which job position – substantially increasing the percentage of successful applicant placement. While the vast majority of companies utilize personality tests, there is no evidence that personality traits can be used to predict performance ratings. However, Talent Chaser utilizes a 20-Minute Multiple-Choice Performance Profile Questionnaire that directly links behavioral tendencies within an organization with actual Performance Ratings collected using the system’s integrated Performance Appraisal Module for specific job positions throughout the organization.
This online exam delivers role-specific comparisons which are then used to screen job applicants. The information collected during this screening assessment is used to update continuously the online adaptive screens. The automated process of the Performance Appraisal data functions as a feedback system. Similar to artificial intelligence, Talent Chaser is performance linked and will indicate to the user how screens need to be adjusted in order to increase the percentage chance that future applicants passing through the Talent Chaser system will achieve high performance ratings if employed.
“Personality Tests such as the 16PF, Myers-Briggs, PAPI, DISC and MMPI were never designed to be used for screening applicants in recruitment situations,” said Dr. Carl Aylen, CEO of The Cambridge Don. “No analysis of job-related performance was ever undertaken in their development. Talent Chaser overcomes the limitations of such tests.”
Talent Chaser offers a scalable pricing structure based on a company’s needs with a price for screening starting at $3.25 per applicant.