I recently conducted what I believe to be the best interview I have ever had in my short two year management career. My boss loved this person, and my boss' boss said it was the best interview he has had in the past 100 interviews he conducted for the company. The candidate had great answers to our interview questions. I would not be suprised to find out that he is an active listener to MT.
Long story short. Our company had him take a test to see if he is a "match" for what we are looking for in an employee (Supervisor/Manager). This test came back with "not a match." Our HR representative interviewed this candidate, and had lot's of positive things to say about this person. But, she is currently holding the test above all else, and saying that we may not move forward based on this test alone.
My boss and I intend to push back a bit on this subject. Since this is the first time I have been a part of something like this, is this something that anyone has encountered before? Does it make sense to not move forward on a candidate based on a test, versus getting the proper answers you were seeking during the interview process? Not to mention a great work history. I'd love some comments on this.