In an article over at HR Magazine David Woods discusses the success KFC has had in rolling out a new online recruiting system. KFC estimates it has saved its managers 16.2 years worth of man-hours since the chain began testing in 100 of its stores in the UK and Ireland. There is a great quote from the head of recruitment Dan Hayward, “By providing online competency tests and helping managers focus on the most promising applicants, the system helps KFC find and hire the cream of the crop.”
Dan really understands the point of behavioral testing and employment screening. By using pre-employment tests KFC has not only saved valuable time, but also made sure they hire the best candidates for their organization.