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Select for Receptionists

Survey Results for:


Jennifer Example

Test Date:
  5/15/2001 3:04:19 PM
  BHA testing

This Report Is Confidential

  • Lock it up
  • Don't leave it out
  • Don't show it to the candidate

Use This Report To Make Good Decisions

  • Retest or avoid candidates with Invalid results
  • Avoid candidates with Avoid scores
  • Use interview probes and other report information to evaluate Okay, Good or Better candidates
  • Combine information from all sources (survey, interview, references, etc.) to make a final decision


Random Response:

A check for random responding. If Invalid, the candidate could not or did not read the test well enough to avoid responding randomly, and these results should not be used.
Random Response:

Integrity Index:

A measure of the candidate's attitudes about personal integrity and work ethic.


Performance Index:

A measure of the traits associated with successful performance in this job.


Performance Sub-scale Analysis:

The table presents the candidate's scores for each sub-scale of the Performance Index.

Flagged areas should be probed in the interview.
(activity level; action orientation)
Frustration Tolerance
(remain emotionally positive in spite of frustration)
Accommodation to Others
(willingness to accommodate the desires of others)
Acceptance of Diversity
(tolerance of others different from self)
Positive Service Attitude
(appreciation of the service role)
Socially Outgoing
(enjoy interacting with people)
*If flagged, see interview probe suggestion(s) in later section.

Job Task Responses:

How willing are you to . . .
Would do it
and enjoy it
Would do it
Would do it, but
not like it
Would not want
to do it
Would not
do it
Answer the phone, respond to requests & provide information?
Work with computers?
Attend to detail and accuracy?
Commit to being on time, every time?
Arrive early or stay late to complete a task?
Work cooperatively with others?
Handle demanding people?
Handle rude customers?
The table above reports the candidate's stated willingness to do tasks commonly required in jobs similar to this one. Indications of reluctance should be probed during the interview.

In this section, undesirable responses by the candidate to theft, job commitment, work ethic, resistance to direction, safety, etc. questions are presented. The total number of survey questions for each topic is given in parenthesis. The candidate selected an undesirable response to the following:

THEFT (4 possible questions)
  • Most employers expect employees to take home some items that are really company property. . . Agree


JOB COMMITMENT (9 possible questions)
  • How long have you worked at your current job or last job if not now employed? . . Less than 3 months

  • In the past, you sometimes did not show up for work (or school). . . Agree

  • How many employers have you had in the last three years? . . Three


WORK ETHIC (8 possible questions)
  • In these times, just about everyone lies to take care of themselves. . . Agree





  • Review the application form
  • Review the SELECT test results

STEP 1: Open the Interview

Hello, my name is ____________ and Iím the _____________ (your position). Weíre glad that you are interested in this position. The purpose of this interview is to learn more about you and your work experiences. I will be asking you some questions about your previous experience, how you approach certain things, etc. You will probably see me jotting down some notes -- that's to help me remember better what you said after the interview is over. There are no correct or incorrect answers, what we want is to learn more about you. At the end, Iíll leave some time to answer any questions you might have. If you are ready, we can begin.

STEP 2: Review the Application and Investigate Potential Problem Areas

___All blanks completed?   ___Employment gaps?
___Application signed?   ___Extremely high or low earnings?
___Several jobs in the last 2 years?   ___Earnings show progress?
___Vague reasons for leaving job(s)?   ___Can complete all essential functions?

Example Questions:
I see that you were unemployed from _____to _____. Please tell me about this period of unemployment.

I see that you left your previous employer for personal reasons. Would you explain further?

I noticed that you have changed jobs frequently in the recent past. Why?


STEP 3: Review SELECT Flags and Begin In-depth Questions

While asking the following interview questions, be sure to listen and probe in the following areas highlighted by SELECT:

  • Low Energy Level
  • Low Social Comfort


 1. Tell me about your responsibilities in your previous (or current) job? Which did you like most and why? Also, which did you like the least? Why? (Listen for relevant work experience and likes and dislikes that may or may not fit this job.)




 2. Why are you considering leaving or why did you leave your current/last job? (Listen for reliability, job fit.)




 3. What attracts you to this job in our company? (Listen for a desire to work and to provide high quality service to your clientele.)




 4. How would you describe yourself as an employee? What are your strengths? Weaknesses? (Listen for strong interpersonal skills, work ethic and a willingness to build customer relationships.)




 5. What type of people do you like best? And least? Why? (Listen for openness and a lack of prejudice.)




 6. What do you think excellent customer service would be in our business? (Listen for service knowledge, values.)




 7. Tell me about a time when someone failed to provide good service to you. Give me examples of what the person did poorly. How could he/she have improved? (Listen for service knowledge and values.)




 8. Sooner or later, we all have to work with someone who is unreasonable. What types of behavior would you find most frustrating? How would you respond under such a circumstance? (Listen for openness, tact and ability to handle difficult people.)




 9. From your understanding of the job, what aspects of the job will you like the most? What are some things you might dislike? (Listen for job knowledge and job fit responses.)




 10. Sooner or later, we all have to work with a customer who is unreasonable. What types of behavior would you find most frustrating? How would you respond under such a circumstance? (Listen for openness, tact and ability to handle difficult people.)





If you are still concerned about the Performance Flag areas, here are some additional questions to ask:
Low Energy Level: Describe your preferred work pace. In what types of work situations would you like to be more energetic? (Listen for answers that suggest that the candidate can't handle the pace of the job, or can't self-start to get the job done.) 



Low Social Comfort: In your previous jobs, were you required to work with the general public? Have you had any other experience in being social with strangers or casual acquaintances? What do you like and dislike about these situations? (Listen for an interest in and an ability to interact with people in casual encounters.) 




STEP 4: Conclude the Interview

Those are all the questions that I have for you. I appreciate the time that you have given to me. Is there anything that you would like to ask me?



STEP 5: Make the Hiring Decision

  • Resist the temptation to hire someone just because you need to fill the job. You are likely to pay for a hiring mistake both in money and time.

  • Focus on how well the candidate fits the demands of the job, not how much you like the candidateís personality or how much you have in common with the candidate.

  • The selection process is designed as an aid to the well-reasoned judgment of a hiring manager, not a replacement for this judgment. In the end, every hiring decision is a judgment call. Use the tools provided in this process to inform your decision, not make it for you.

Use the following checklist to guide your decision. Please indicate your recommendation and write your comments in the appropriate Recommendation box. In addition, write your initials in the Initials column.




Review Application
Not Acceptable

Some Reservations

Consider Further

Prescreen (Optional)
Not Acceptable

Some Reservations

Consider Further

Test Candidate & Review the SELECT Report
Not Acceptable

Some Reservations

Consider Further

Behavioral Interview
Not Acceptable

Some Reservations


Reference Checks (Optional)
Not Acceptable

Some Reservations


Background Check (Optional)
Not Acceptable

Some Reservations


Do Not Make Offer

Eligible At Later Date

Make Offer

Drug/Medical Screen (Optional)