Most methodologies that purport to assist in employee evaluation, selection and development are not validated. That is not to say that they are entirely invalid; rather, that they are typically not validated relative to real-world outcomes. Few, if any have been validated with the rigor, history, and scientific objectivity of the Athena Quotient. The AQ has been validated multiple times in a wide range of settings with respect to industry sectors, employee populations, and the actual applications of the instrument. In fact, we are so secure in our claims with respect to the valid predictability of the AQ that we guarantee its use.
Not only do we believe the AQ is the most predictive tool in use today, it is the most statistically elegant instrument for quantifying employee decision-making and therefore for predicting positive outcomes across a wide range of human resource applications. Advanced statistical techniques are used to drive the AQ selection decision. Through best/worst performer sampling we are able to benchmark specific judgments that are essential to job success. As you can imagine, different jobs often require differing types and strengths of decision-making in order for an individual to be successful in that job. Our statistical techniques allow us to pinpoint these judgment requirements, and give the AQ incredible referential validity. We are able to make accurate predictions of who will succeed in specific jobs, and who will not.
The AQ has been validated multiple times in a wide range of settings with respect to industry sectors, employee populations, and the actual applications of the instrument.
Through concurrent validation in your specific application, a set of “templates” can be built that represent the ideal candidate across any number of job descriptions or positions. While highly predictive as a general hiring tool, the AQ becomes a very powerful tool when combined with templates customized to your business and job descriptions. This application of the AQ is one of the most widely used, and well liked by our corporate partners, because it not only ensures that you have the right people on the bus…it ensures that each person is in the right seat.