Applicant Assessments

Know your applicants before you hire them.

Hiring the right people depends on what you know about them. Finding out what you need to know before you hire someone is challenging, time-consuming and expensive, not to mention the legal issues. Despite our best efforts, hiring often becomes guesswork.

It doesn’t have to be. Orion can help.

Imagine being able to sit down with all of an applicant’s previous employers and ask any question you wanted about his other on-the-job performance and get candid, unbiased and complete answers. Would you have the information you need to make better hiring decisions? Of course. But even if this were possible, who would have the time? Certainly not your managers.

Orion pre-employment surveys are as close as you can get to this kind of information. And, you can get it in minutes. Orion applicant screenings give you a quick snapshot of someone’s work-related attitudes, attitudes that lead to on-the-job behavior, behavior that either boosts or shrinks profits.

Pre-employment surveys aren’t difficult to use, are they?

Not at all. Check out the chart below to see which pre-employment assessment package has the surveys you need.
Orion System Survey Versions Chart
The Orion System is a pre-employment survey of applicant’s opinions concerning relevant subjects. The Orion System is not intended, nor should it ever be used, as the sole determining factor in hiring the post-qualified applicant.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should you use Orion Systems to help with your pre-hire assessment needs?

How do Orion assessments provide a return on investment?

Can Orion assessments be customized to help identify candidates that are a good culture fit?

How do Orion assessments help identify candidates that will be actively engaged?

How do Orion assessments help create a positive applicant experience?

How much do Orion assessments cost?

Which assessment areas will meet my needs?

How can your assessments be administered?

Can Orion assessments be used to assess an applicant’s potential for problematic, counterproductive workplace attitudes or behavior?

Why is using Orion assessments to measure an applicant’s problematic workplace theft attitudes or other counterproductive workplace attitudes better than a background check?

What kind of training do you offer?

Can the assessments be used for pre-hire and for current employees?

Why should you use Orion Systems to help with your pre-hire assessment needs?

Orion Assessments provide proven significant return on investment, enhanced engagement levels, hiring for your specific culture fit, identifying candidates who will be actively engaged while avoiding candidates with problematic, non-productive workplace attitudes and behaviors. Orion Pre-hire Assessments are specifically designed for a positive applicant experience and customized to fit your specific needs.

For over 30 years our assessments have helped organizations hire with confidence; selecting the right people with the right workplace attitudes that thrived within their company’s culture; helping drive positive business outcomes and contributing significantly to their bottom line.

Orion Systems is a team of highly experienced professionals who understand how to effectively use pre-hire assessments to help you select the right employees. With Orion Systems you will receive the best, most experienced and responsive customer service in the industry.

How do Orion Assessments provide a return on investment?

Orion assessments provide return on investment in two key areas:

The first is Direct Return On Investment involving reduced turnover and the costs associated with it, increasing sales and customer service, increasing productivity and enhancing the engagement level of your team. Orion Assessments have proven to accomplish these objectives. See sample client outcomes in the Case Studies section of our website.

The second type is Hiring Process Return On Investment. This is ROI created by your hiring process itself. Orion Assessments will streamline your decision-making process, reducing the time between opening and filling the position with a quality hire, reducing the time required of hiring managers as they will only devote time to those candidates which have met your requirements. This saves time and money while filling the position faster, more efficiently and at less cost with a quality hire.

Can Orion assessments be customized to help identify candidates that are a good culture fit?

Yes. Orion helps you quickly identify job candidates whose workplace values, attitudes and behavior are congruent with those within your company. Based on your specific needs, Orion assessment content, scoring and reporting (including integration with your ATS) can be customized while aligning seamlessly with your hiring process.

You select the areas included in your assessment and establish your own selection criteria to meet your specific hiring objectives.

How do Orion assessments help identify candidates that will be actively engaged?

Orion assessments focus on the key drivers and attitudes conducive to successful workplace engagement and employee productivity such as positive work ethic, willingness to go the extra mile for customers, openness to training, respect for company property, safety consciousness, and working effectively with peers and supervisors. See Services tab on our website for full list of workplace traits assessed by Orion.

How do Orion assessments help create a positive applicant experience?

All Orion assessments are relatively brief; consisting of easy to understand questions that are workplace related, non-threatening and designed to ensure the job candidate’s full cooperation. Due to its applicant-friendly design, Orion clients consistently report extremely high assessment completion rates.

How much do Orion assessments cost?

Investment in our assessments is based on yearly volume. Of course, the most important consideration is return on investment. According to recent data, the average cost of employee turnover is 150% of an employee’s salary. In other words, Orion assessments are a great investment.

Which assessment areas will meet my needs?

We will listen and discuss with you what you want to accomplish with an assessment. We put our years of experience to work for you to help you choose the assessment areas that gives you the information that is a good fit with the position and your culture. In over 30 years we have administered millions of assessments in diverse industries. We appreciate that each company is unique. Our experienced team members are here to understand your company goals and challenges and recommend the best assessments for your company.

How can your assessments be administered?

They can be administered via internet; on laptop and other mobile devices, as well as on paper. Regardless of the administration option selected, you will receive immediate results when the assessment is completed. Many companies use our online Evite system. Applicants receive an automatic email inviting and directing the applicant via link to Orion’s NetServ site for completion of the assessment. There the applicant quickly completes the assessment and results are instantly sent to your hiring managers.

Can Orion assessments be used to assess an applicant’s potential for problematic, counterproductive workplace attitudes or behavior?

Yes. Potential risk for problematic workplace attitudes/behaviors can be assessed should you choose to include assessment areas such as Workplace Theft Attitudes, Workplace Drug Use Attitudes or Workplace Violence Attitudes in your assessment(s).

Why is using Orion assessments to measure an applicant’s problematic workplace theft attitudes or other counterproductive workplace attitudes better than a background check?

Background checks identify those who have already been caught engaging in counterproductive behavior, but not those who have gotten away with it.

Orion assessments can help you identify those who are high risk to engage in counterproductive behaviors in the workplace that in many instances are not disclosed by a background check.

What kind of training do you offer?

We offer training for those who will be administering and receiving assessment results. Depending on your needs, we offer a variety of training options that can range from webinars to Train-The Trainer.

We offer reports that are both robust and easy to use. There are no minimum educational requirements needed to administer or interpret any of Orion’s assessments or surveys.

Can the assessments be used for pre-hire and for current employees?

Yes. Assessments are designed for use in pre-hire and advancement scenarios. We will help you determine which assessment best meets your specific needs.

Do you still have questions? Please contact us and one of our staff professionals will be happy to help you.