The fast-growing number of candidate assessment tools available is proof that traditional ways of hiring talent is no longer effective or perhaps, no longer enough. New candidate assessment tools make room for a faster, easier, and even more enjoyable hiring process. They have helped companies and recruiters target candidates who have the right skills, experience, expertise, and attitude for the positions they offer. Here are some of the benefits of newer and better online candidate assessment tools.

Prevents bias

Sifting and screening CV the traditional way is not the most effective and fairest methods of finding the best candidates. Recruiters cannot help but have some degree of bias—perhaps looking at the school where the candidate graduated from, or even the candidate’s appearance. This is what new candidate assessment tools want to prevent. Platforms are created to test a candidate’s real-world skills and match them to the skills required by the company. Some platforms also have the capability to randomize and anonymize applications. Some can organize them into batches and perform thorough comparative assessments.

Verifies the truthfulness of candidate's claims

Many applicants do lie on their resumes so that they look more knowledgeable and experienced than they really are. Therefore, one of the most important parts of the recruiter's job is to verify the credentials of all candidates. Aside from calling previous companies and character references, you can ask applicants to undergo skills assessment tests to check if they are being truthful about the information on their impressive-looking CVs. Online skill assessments tests offer the easiest way to administer these exams.

Reduce administration burden

The great thing about online assessment tools is that they minimize the workload of recruiters and help people in the human resources department become more productive and efficient in organizing and running tests. They ultimately make the entire hiring process faster and more effective.

Posted by Pallavi Joshi Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:50:00 AM

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