Candidate Testing

Candidate testing is the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to filter large numbers of candidates objectively. Read candidate testing tips and advice.

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Changing pre-hire assessment provider? 5 things to consider

Your pre-hire assessment provider plays a vital role in the recruitment process. It’s responsible for helping you to identify the best fit candidates in your recruitment process and helps your recruitment team to work strategically and efficiently. Changing pre-hire assessment providers can be overwhelming, especially if you’re not clear on what alternative solutions are available […]

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5 Dangers of Using Off-the-Shelf Pre-Hire Assessments

Pre-hire assessments can be a great way to screen potential applicants. They can save time, help you hire employees that are a better fit, and improve new hire retention.   However, today’s recruitment leaders have an overwhelming amount of choice when it comes to candidate assessments. One question many of us have is whether to use […]

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5 Reasons to Integrate Pre-Hire Assessments with Your ATS

Why Should You Integrate Pre-Hire Assessments with Your ATS?  Integrating pre-hire assessments with your Applicant Tracking System (ATS) can help you streamline the hiring process and reduce time to hire. Nearly all companies are using some kind of ATS during the recruitment process. In fact, over 98% of Fortune 500 companies use an ATS. As […]

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Cognitive ability tests: 6 common tests used in hiring

The primary aspect of recruiting is predicting how a candidate will perform in the job. The difficult part is figuring that out. How do you know if a candidate is able to make effective decisions under pressure? How can you figure out if they have the required problem-solving skills? Cognitive ability tests provide answers to […]

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Recruitment Automation Software: 10 tools you need to have

Beep beep! Welcome to the new age of recruiting! Automation software has managed to embed itself throughout our daily lives, and it continues to shape our working world. Automation in the recruitment space has become an instrumental tool particularly in the areas of attraction, sourcing, selection, and candidate communication. The role of a recruiter is […]

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Criterion Validity: How and Why To Measure It

Hiring is a guessing game. Almost 1 in 2 hires fail in the first 18 months and, if we’re honest with ourselves, we don’t usually validate that what we’re looking for in new hires is what we should actually be looking for. Some basic KSAs (knowledge, skills, and attributes) are more important than others depending […]

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Construct Validity: How to Measure It and Why It Matters

Imagine you’re about to shoot an arrow at a target. You’ve been boasting to your friends about how accurate a shot you are, and this is your opportunity to prove it to them. You shoot the arrow and it hits the centre of the target. You load up the next arrow, it hits the centre […]

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What is a Realistic Job Assessment and how does it work?

Did you know that even the slightest disconnect between a candidate’s expectations and the reality of a job can lead to failed hires? Research shows that 48% of people have quit a job because the reality of it was different from how they imagined it would be in the recruitment process and a further 31% […]

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Numerical Reasoning Test: How it can help when hiring

Nowadays, many jobs positions require varying levels of data analysis. A successful company will almost certainly be able to effectively interpret and process data. Employees who can draw logical conclusions from raw data are therefore essential to a thriving organisation. Assessing whether candidates possess these skills can be a challenge, but numerical reasoning assessments can […]

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