BCG is a long time provider of pre-employment testing software solutions. Our products include assessments for office skills (OPAC, Encounter), soft skills (Encounter), for use in the business classroom (OPAC), emergency dispatchers (CritiCall), call center call-takers (C4) and healthcare (Prophecy).
Prophecy, the most recent of those listed above, is a holistic pre-employment nursing assessment tool. It tests healthcare applicants in three areas: clinical, behavioral and situational. Biddle developed the situational arm and conducted a criterion-related validity study with results showing Prophecy to be an effective pre-employment nursing assessment tool.
The Clinical Assessments by Prophecy are specialty specific, and help to identify professionals with sufficient job knowledge to perform successfully by targeting the most important aspects of each clinical specialty.
The Behavioral Assessments by Prophecy measure four dimensions of the clinician’s behaviors; cognitive abilities, personality, attitude, and engagement. The results allow you to prevent personality conflicts and counter-productive behaviors before they start.
The Situational Assessments by Prophecy are a series of video vignettes, depicting situations the nurse is likely to encounter day one on the job. The clinician is asked to choose the most effective and least effective ways to handle the situations. This assessment focuses on the “soft skills” of the clinician including critical thinking, prioritization, handling conflict and change, and developing patient relationships.
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“Prophecy HealthCare’s leadership team really sets the company apart with their unique approach to addressing the hiring needs of the healthcare industry. The idea to create a holistic assessment – a testing solution that provides information on multiple job performance areas – may change the pre-hire testing arena. I enjoy being part of such an innovative and creative team!”