Frequently Asked Questions
The profile can be administered via the Internet whereby a candidate is provided
an access code and they simply log onto a profile administration website, and type
in their access code to complete the profile. The profile can also be administered
via paper & pencil, or via an e-mail template.
The profile usually takes about 15 minutes to complete.
The resulting Candidate Profile & Behavioral Interview is automatically e-mailed
to the hiring manager within seconds of the candidate completing the profile.
Yes, a candidate can take the profile anywhere there is Internet access. The profile
is designed to not have right or wrong answers. As a result, the integrity of the
results remains high, removing concerns about whether or not the candidate was the
individual that actually completed the profile.
It is important to explain to the candidate that the ZERORISK Hiring System Profile
is not a pass/fail test, and is by no means the sole basis for making a hiring decision.
The profile helps generate legally-reviewed, behavioral interview questions to assist
in making the right decision for the company as well as the candidate.
We do not recommend sharing the results with candidates. There are often numerous
candidates and sharing and explaining the results can be time-consuming. Additionally,
the results are written in a very direct format to help employers make informed
hiring decisions. If you feel the need to give a report to a candidate, we suggest
ordering ZERORISK HR’s Career Effectiveness Report,
which is written in a friendlier, more coaching style.
Currently the profile is available in English and Spanish. Additional languages
are coming soon.
The ZERORISK Hiring System Profile meets all legal guidelines and is in total conformance
with the ADA and EEOC regulations. All of the validation studies comply with the
American Psychological Association’s guidelines for analysis of psychometric instruments
and follow industry-standard procedures for statistical analysis. In fact, when
objective assessment/testing tools are properly used to make hiring or promotional
decisions, statistics indicate that these tools actually reduce exposure to "adverse
"For every dollar an employer invests in personnel screening, the savings range
from $5 to $16 in reduced absenteeism, improved productivity, lower turnover, safer
working environments, reduced insurance premiums, and decreased employer liability."
—Small Business Administration
The profile should be administered early in the interviewing process. It is recommended
that your company conduct an initial round of interviews (could be phone interviews)
to narrow the field down to the most qualified candidates. Most clients administer
the profile before the first or second in-depth interview. You are not obligated
to profile every candidate that applies, but the key is to remain consistent at
what point your company administers the profile.
Our client services department provides unlimited consultation/interpretive support
for candidate assessments over the phone. We also offer a 1-day certification training course at our corporate
offices in Dallas, Texas, and our consultants are also available to conduct this
certification training for a group at your office location. In addition to our phone
consultation and certification training, we also provide you with a User’s Manual
that acts as a desktop reference for interpretive support.