Have you ever been bogged down by resume reviews, hoping you have chosen the best candidates to move forward? According to recent statistics, you are not alone! An average of 40% of hiring managers spend less than 30 seconds reviewing resumes. Do you really have the time to allocate more time to screening resumes, resulting in recruitment burnout and budget inflation due to hiring? Not really… However, finding the right candidate is essential to the operational success of an organization. So here is where the rubber meets the road… how do you accomplish such a feat?
Not only do applicants over-inflate their competencies and skills, but on the flipside, due to required word count, candidates can leave skills and experience on the table, not including them in their current resume. According to Indeed, “Resumes alone do not offer the full breadth of a candidate’s capabilities. Assessments help employers find and evaluate candidates based on their skills and abilities while also giving job seekers a way to demonstrate their qualifications when applying for jobs.” Did someone say assessments? Let’s unpack this a bit. Assessments have been a growing trend in the recruiting and hiring process, and there’s a reason for it. “... Assessments can expand the traditional rubric meant to define candidate potential, specifically by broadening the pipeline, Sloyan argued. “There are many, many people who are incredibly skilled.”
The primary reason to assess people in a selection process is to increase the probability of hiring the best candidates – people with the skills to perform well and who are more likely to be retained. Increasing this probability decreases risk, cost, and time.
Not to mention, there are a variety of assessment dashboards available that make the recruitment process more fluent and efficient. Looking for unique, niche assessments that enhance your probability of locating the best candidates in the most competitive fields? Let’s look at some of the top assessment tools and dashboards out there.
If you’re looking for an assessment platform that provides the tools to create customized assessment packages for your organization and potential candidates, TestGorilla is the platform for you! TestGorilla specializes in improving the hiring process with the capability of curating personalized assessments for your current and future positions. Assessments range from the DISC assessment, Enneagram, Attention to Detail, to more industry specific assessments such as Google Analytics, SEO/SEO tools for content marketing prospects, and HR Recruiting/ Talent Acquisition assessments for HR professionals. If you can think of the skill, TestGorilla has the assessment!
LinkedIn is not only known for its job board capabilities and user-friendly connections, but LinkedIn also provides employers with the tools to assess candidates’ experience through their embedded skills assessments. LinkedIn skills assessments are created by the brilliant leaders behind the amazing LinkedIn Learning resource! Assessments are broken down into three different categories: Technical skills, Business skills and Design skills. Depending on the hard and soft skills employers are looking for, there is a LinkedIn assessment for you! Take a look for yourself by accessing the LinkedIn Help resource.
Indeed, similar to LinkedIn, provides hundreds of assessments to employers looking for high-quality candidates for their recruiting needs. Indeed’s Hiring gurus partner with subject matter experts in some of the job markets most lucrative and flourishing industries to curate the most beneficial assessments for the employer’s hiring needs. Some of the examples found on the platform are Sales skills, Basic Computer Skills, Customer Service, Attention to Detail, Accounting assessments and so much more! Take some time to review the plethora of options that Indeed provides employers and job seekers alike.
Today’s hiring market is full of candidates looking for ways to stand out, and employers searching for the perfect candidates for their open positions. Including assessments in your recruiting process and efforts will guarantee that you are hiring the right candidates moving forward. Need assistance with navigating the top assessment platforms? Looking for assessment recommendations? Interested in recruiting best-practices? Clarity is here to help!
Written by: Stephanie Calhoun + Lois Stowe
March 8, 2023
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