There's interesting discussion on a listserve about evaluation tools used in association employment/hiring. These are a few methods mentioned so far ...
2. DISC, and having attorney do criminal background check
3. Emergenetics, used after they are hired
4. Using temporary placement first, offer after evaluate actual performance
And this one posted by a colleague: "The best interviews I've conducted have been over golf or fishing. With those you get a pretty good idea how someone will react in a frustrating situation." Honestly, if anyone ever made me sit in a fishing boat all day "as a test", either I'll have to have an iPod full of NPR stories (free podcasts), a book, or I'm jumping off the boat and swimming to shore. While "teach a person to fish" parable has great application with employees, likely shouldn't involve actual fish.
Wonder how you'd score on those evaluations?