Pre-Employment Screening

Horizon Hospitality provides our clients with the most comprehensive assessments and pre-hire screening tools available, to ensure that all potential issues and concerns are uncovered prior to a final hiring decision being made. Our services are designed to help you make effective hiring decisions, avoid catastrophic hiring mistakes and maintain top talent for your organization. .

Behavioral DISC Assessment

Our Behavioral/DISC assessments include the TTI Success Insights ™ reports, a family of three different comprehensive web-based DISC assessment options. The results of these assessments reveal an individual’s high and low placement in each of the four dimensions that make up their unique natural and adapted behavioral styles. This is depicted by two illustrations, TTI’s Style Insights® Graphs and the Success Insights® Wheel.

TTI Success Insights® is available for Management Staff, Executive Level and for Sales. Behavioral knowledge will empower both the manager and employee to take action towards effective communication in the workplace.

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What is DISC?

DISC is the universal language of observable human behavior, or “how we act.” DISC does not measure education, experience, values or intelligence. It simply measures an individual’s behaviors, or how they communicate.

The Application of DISC

With the knowledge of DISC, you can learn to understand and appreciate your behavior style, and then adapt your style in communication with others. In fact, you can change the golden rule. Rather than treating others as you would want to be treated, you can treat others the way they want.

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TMA Cognitive Assessment

We know behaviors aren’t the only key indicator to success. We use the Thurstone Cognitive Assessment to measure a candidate’s adaptability, critical thinking and ability to understand complex relationships.

The Thurstone Test of Mental Alertness (TMA) instrument is a mental ability test that helps measure an individual’s ability to learn new skills quickly, adjust to new situations, understand complex or subtle relationships, and be flexible in thinking. This instrument helps assess an individual’s capacity to learn and understand the requirements of the job. In addition to often being the strongest predictor of individual job performance, the TMA can help reduce overall turnover by helping to improve the effectiveness of hiring and placement decisions.

Research shows a strong relationship between general mental ability and various work-related outcomes. In addition to often being the strongest predictor of individual job performance, the TMA can help reduce overall turnover by helping to improve the effectiveness of hiring and placement decisions. The test can also help reduce supervisory and training time for employees in new positions and help increase overall profitability as a workforce with higher levels of cognitive ability acquires new information more easily and more quickly and is able to use information more effectively.

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Background Checks

Conducting background checks is a way to confirm the validity of information in a resume or employment application. This way, companies can be assured that the employee can perform the job well and be reliable. Although several regulations and controversies are attached to background checks, more and more companies are resorting to scrutinizing potential employees’ backgrounds, realizing that having qualified, honest employees is critical to their success.

Our comprehensive Background Checks include:

  • Criminal Conviction Check. A state and federal search for conviction records in your applicant’s name.
  • Sex Offender Search. Federal and state comprehensive search
  • Social Security Number Verification. Assures the person applying for employment is valid and has not applied under a false number
  • Credit History. A full credit summary can be an essential tool to those employers where a good picture of fiscal responsibility is imperative.
  • Driving Records. The researching of an applicant’s driving record.

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Reference Checks

Past Performance Is the Best Indicator of a Candidate’s Future Success!

Checking references before making an offer can actually save time, money, effort, and a lot of embarrassment. You will be pleasantly surprised how candid past employers may be in providing useful information. It is important to keep in mind that since all applicants must be treated fairly, you will need to conduct reference checks on all applicants you are considering for the position.

Employment experts estimate that 30 percent of all resumes contain false or exaggerated information. Most often, dates are expanded to cover gaps in employment, which may be covering up something more serious than just unemployment. Education is another area that candidates may exaggerate or falsify. If your position requires a specific educational background, you should also verify the applicant’s education before you make an offer.

Our 360-degree reference checking process includes speaking with prior SUPERVISORS, prior PEERS (i.e., co-workers), and prior SUBORDINATES to obtain a complete picture of your potential new employee. It is surprising how much you can truly learn about an individual by conducting a proper reference check.

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TriMetrix DNA Assessment

Leveraging the power of three sciences, TriMetrix DNA will help you leverage your human capital potential by understanding how people behave, what drives them and which soft skills they bring to the workplace.

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TriMetrix DNA combines behaviors, motivators and competencies together in a validated, bias-free and fully integrated assessment that meets EEOC and OFCCP requirements. TriMetrix DNA is available in management/staff, executive and sales versions.

What Does TriMetrix DNA Measure?

Behavior. Research suggests that the most effective people are those who understand themselves, both their strengths and weaknesses, so they can develop strategies to meet the demands of their environment. This report measures the four dimensions of normal behavior: dominance, influence, steadiness and compliance. TriMetrix DNA tells you how this individual will perform.

Motivators. Knowledge of an individual’s motivators helps to tell us why they do things. The Personal Motivation & Engagement report measures the relative prominence of six basic interests or motivators (a way of valuing life): Theoretical, Utilitarian, Aesthetic, Social, Individualistic and Traditional. TriMetrix DNA illuminates why this individual acts the way he or she does.

Competencies. An individual’s hierarchy of competencies is key to their success, and knowing what they are is essential to reaching their goals. This report is designed to assist managing and developing a career. For many jobs, personal skills are as important as technical skills in producing superior performance. TriMetrix DNA describes what this individual “has done” in 23 research-based capacities related to the business environment.

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For details and pricing information, contact:

Leigh Ann Teubert,
Managing Partner | Client Relations
(913) 333-3192
la@horizonhospitality.com