Hiring can be a lengthy and time-consuming process. Not to mention the stiff competition for top talents leaves you with little time to select ideal candidates. Luckily, pre-hire assessment tools for candidates come in handy to fasten the process and lower employee turnover. We have provided some tips below to enhance your employees’ experience.
Challenges in recruitment lead to better data management
Advanced assessment technology makes it possible to hire people who have the best chance of success in a given role. This produces employees who are well-suited for their jobs and demonstrate high levels of employee engagement — a critical factor that influences performance and productivity.
So, how can an organization use candidate assessments to achieve the above results? It starts with creating a long-lasting positive employee experience.
The crossroads of efficient hiring and the candidate experience
Prospective employees gain an impression of your business from the moment they first set sight of your company’s branding or job advertisement. Studies further indicate that 60% of employees report a negative impression of their employers. First impressions are vital, and they can determine whether the employee will stay for the long haul to become a company’s asset or quit for greener pastures elsewhere.
Some of the interviewees’ negative experiences include lack of frequent updates, discriminatory treatment by the hiring team, and long recruitment processes. You should eliminate these problems as you carry out your recruitment process.
Factors like candidate expectations and the interviewer’s needs also come into play. The interviewers cannot predict the success ability of the new employees because performance is in the past. LinkedIn research shows that 63% of hiring managers are unable to gauge a candidate’s soft skills. Another 57% cast doubt on their ability to work out a candidate’s weakness.
Why leave things to chance? Invest in the Right Tools
The right candidate assessment tool has the potential to unlock a clear plan of action for recruiters, by using big data to select new hires. Pre-hire assessments provide deep insight into a candidate’s abilities, skills, values, and work style that an interview fails to shed light on. Using smart data gathering that relies on facts and not biased opinions about people is a far better indicator of success.
Recruiters can also improve the candidate experience by making it more personalized while respecting their privacy. This is something that more candidates are expecting. The candidate assessment allows recruiters to learn more about a candidate before meeting with him or her so that during any interviews, it’s not about the resume, it’s about the person’s goals and values.
Knowing these factors in advance helps recruiters make more accurate placements and it can also help build a talent pipeline. If the right job isn’t available now, candidates can rest assured knowing that the company has invested time in them and will be calling soon with a more suitable job offer.
Increasing employee engagement and professional development
In the long term, onboarding of employees can be designed around a customized plan for each new hire. The customized plan should be based on the data gathered during the pre-hire assessment. As an employee, any strengths revealed can determine the first tasks to be assigned. Any weaknesses that the assessment discovered can be used to develop training needs. Employees can self-assess to see their progress improve and this prepares them for advanced roles in the company. The goal is to give employees more control over their career growth. Assessments provide the data that proves they are ready for leadership roles.
There is power in data and candidate assessments help make sense of it all.