Smarter Recruitment: New Candidate Commute Calculator Question Type

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Posted by Emily Hill on 4 July 2023

Location, location, location

When it comes to certain jobs, location plays a crucial role.

Having employees who live in close proximity to their workplace ensures that they can fulfill their responsibilities effectively.

As experts in pre-hire assessments, the ThriveMap team collaborates closely with our customers to understand their challenges and needs.

So, when one of our clients expressed their struggle with a high volume of candidates applying for roles outside the desired location proximity, our team was determined to find a simple and effective solution.

Introducing Commute Calculator Question Types

To address this challenge, we developed a question type in our pre-hire assessment tool called the “Commute Calculator.”

The question type allows candidates to calculate the estimated travel time to their potential workplace by using a Google Maps integration.

With just a few clicks, candidates can input their preferred mode of transportation and desired arrival time, enabling them to gauge the feasibility of commuting to the job location.

The Benefits of Commute Calculator Question Types

  1. Streamlining the Hiring Process: The Commute Calculator provides candidates with valuable insights into their prospective work commute. By incorporating this tool into your recruitment strategy, you can ensure that candidates are well-informed about the practicalities of their daily journey to work. Not only does this save valuable time for both recruiters and applicants, but it also enhances the overall candidate experience.
  2. Benefits for Employers: For employers, the Commute Calculator question type helps to filter out candidates who may not be willing or able to commute to the workplace regularly, streamlining the selection process. Additionally, it allows employers to assess the potential impact of commuting time on employee productivity and work-life balance. By considering location-based factors during the hiring stage, companies can proactively mitigate potential challenges related to employee tardiness, absenteeism, or job dissatisfaction caused by lengthy commutes.
  3. Set Realistic Expectations: ThriveMap’s Commute Calculator question type helps set realistic job assessments. A long commute can significantly impact job satisfaction and overall well-being. By providing transparent information about travel time and options, candidates can make informed decisions about their suitability for a role based on their own preferences and circumstances.

Try Commute Calculator Question Type

ThriveMap’s Commute Calculator empowers candidates to calculate their travel time to work, enabling them to make informed decisions about job opportunities based on location.

By utilizing location-based assessments, organizations can streamline their hiring process, enhance the candidate experience, and make more informed decisions about prospective employees.

Book a demo and see the commute calculator question in action.


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