Mark Zarr

Training a New Generation of Leaders to Impact Their Everyday World.   As a Professor of Business, and as the leader of Family Ministries, for his church, Mark and his wife Rachel work to equip others with the skills needed to succeed in REAL Life.    Mark also works with small businesses, churches, and non-profits helping them make BIG impacts through website design, marketing & branding, and consulting services.

3 Comments

  1. Carl
    October 15, 2015 @ 9:13 am

    Although tests of one type or another have been around for a long time, essentially digitizing the hiring process is a large step beyond that.
    I have no problem with tests that evaluate competency within a certain field or skill set. For example, a person applying for a welding position should have to demonstrate the ability to weld. Demonstrating the knowledge of various levels of welding would also be important. Programmers should have to provide proof that they can successfully code, RN’s should have to provide proof (in on fashion or another) that they are competent for the job, etc.
    But these tests and proofs would be demonstrations that the person applying has the skills and abilities necessary to do the job posted.

    Various jobs would require different types of tests.

    But very few jobs (perhaps none?) have, as a core ability, the ability to take a written test that is most likely administered via a computer screen.

  2. Chris Webb
    November 12, 2015 @ 11:54 am

    Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce said “The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” It seems to me some companies fail to look beyond the employees on paper and see just what the future holds for the individual. This is also why there are so many people going into business for themselves. Great post!

    • Mark Zarr
      November 12, 2015 @ 2:40 pm

      Chris, that is a perfect quote. I wish that more CEO’s though like Benioff. I think you are right about more and more people deciding to go into business for themselves. Many of us are tired of being looked at as numbers, test results, and performance evaluations. That is perhaps the good that is coming out of many companies inability to see the human side of their employees. We are seeing a surge in the American entrepreneur, and that really is an exciting prospect.

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