Over half of early careers recruitment leaders say screening candidates from a large pool of applicants is their main challenge.
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In early career hiring, traditional resume reviews serve to screen candidates automatically for job suitability.
Yet, evaluating candidates for early career roles requires assessing elements not easily captured in a CV.
Incorporating assessments in the hiring process significantly aids in selecting candidates based on their potential fit, company culture alignment, and bolstering diversity. The right assessments not only assess job fit but also reveal the true nature of roles to candidates, encouraging less committed applicants to opt out of the process
Generic skills and behavioral assessments, designed to cast a wide net, fall short when it comes to effectively evaluating the unique demands of each position.
ThriveMap’s bespoke and tailored assessments mirrors the skills and competencies crucial for success in your specific graduate program or apprenticeship. We conduct job analysis, surveys and workshops to build an accurate ‘day in the life’ assessment. We look at the company culture, the demands of the job, and the level of the role. For example, your assessment will be customised for different apprenticeship levels; for instance, a Level 3 assessment will differ from one designed for Level 6 apprentices. This customisation doesn’t alter the attributes you aim to evaluate but ensures that the scoring and examples align with the proficiency expected at each level.
Our graduate-level pre-employment tests often include a blend of judgment-based questions, gauging high-level attributes like problem-solving and adaptability. Additionally, these assessments incorporate skills-based questions to assess fundamental capabilities such as attention to detail, as well as written and verbal communication skills.
In essence, opting for tailored assessments provides a nuanced and accurate evaluation, ensuring that candidates not only meet but exceed the unique requirements of your graduate roles and apprenticeship programs
When recruiting for early careers its best to use assessments at the top of the recruitment funnel, automatically after job application to identify which candidates to prioritise in the applicant pool for faster, more effective hiring.
See ThriveMap’s graduate pre-hire assessments in action, get insights into our best practice process, and learn how we can help you to select the best graduates for the role
ThriveMap is the #1 Realistic Job Assessments platform.
Combining the most predictive selection methods into one assessment, ThriveMap’s Realistic Job Assessments take candidates through the experience of a working day in the role in your company – giving you and them a better picture of suitability from the outset.
Candidates love ‘Day in the life’ assessments as it enables them to really understand the job, and assess for essential skills.
Each company is unique. In fact, each role within each company is unique. Someone could perform well in the same job in another company and fail in yours.
People behave differently in different contexts. Measuring someone’s ability in one environment does not mean they’ll display that ability in another.
Jobs are constantly evolving. Unlike other assessment providers, if something’s not working, you have the power to change it.
We place the candidate in the heart of the story of a typical work day. If they don’t like the sound of the role or culture they can withdraw from the process at any time.