A talent assessment is a series of activities to understand and predict an individual’s performance based on their work style, knowledge, skills, strengths, potential areas for improvement, job fit and task preferences.
Talent assessments are crucial in helping organizations make better talent management decisions because they go further than hard skills or experience. Talent assessments can highlight key information about an individual which will help answer questions like, "Should they be hired or promoted?", "How should they be onboarded, coached, or developed?" or "Are they a good fit for a team or an organization?"
Talent assessments help address organizational challenges such as increasing productivity, decreasing turnover, avoiding bad hires, managing organizational culture, and improving employer brand.