With job vacancies at an all-time high there are more job applicants to sift through than ever before. However, while there may be more gaps in your workforce than usual, there’s no point rushing into making recruiting decisions that could end up costing you more in the long run.
Instead of potentially wasting thousands on training and onboarding only to find out that the candidate isn’t the right fit for your organisation, it’s perhaps much more prudent to use pre-employment assessment tools to ensure that you are choosing the right person for the job.
But what are pre-employment assessment tools? And why should your company be using these assessment solutions to find the perfect candidates for your vacant positions?
What are Pre-Employment Assessment Tools?
In short, pre-employment assessment tools ensure that the candidate you pick is the best fit for the role and your organisation. They also alleviate the hours spent on recruiting by automating a significant chunk of the hiring process.
When working with solutions from a company such as TestGroup, you can tailor your tools to meet your requirements.
For example, you might want to test a person’s aptitude with certain cognitive skills that are vital to success within their chosen role. Or you could put them through a personality test, to ensure they share the same values and will be a good fit for a customer-facing role. In other cases, you may use automated AI-powered pre-employment interview tools to speed up the screening process.
Why Should Your Company Use Pre-Employment Assessment Tools?
We have already touched upon some of the benefits associated with using these assessment tools. However, it’s worth running through a few of the most significant advantages of using these useful tools as an employer.
#1: Pre-Employment Assessment Tools Save Time
As mentioned, with vacancies at record highs, the chances are that you are fielding more job applicants than ever before. However, your team simply doesn’t have the time to investigate and evaluate every resume that arrives within your inbox.
By harnessing the power of a few pre-employment assessment tools, or even an automated screening interview, your company can quickly whittle down the number of suitable candidates to a much more manageable number – saving time and increasing quality.
#2: Assessment Tools and Personality Tests Save Money
It’s only normal that you want the candidate you hire to be a) good at their job and b) an excellent cultural fit for your organisation. While a face-to-face interview is usually a good indicator of these traits, it’s by no means foolproof. You end up spending thousands on training, onboarding and employee benefits, only to find out that they aren’t ever going to succeed at your company.
For a few inexpensive tests, you can guarantee that the candidate you choose has the necessary skills and personality traits to make a real impact at your organisation. With prices starting at as little as €5 per test, you could save thousands (or even millions) in the long run by extensively testing your candidates before employment.
#3: Pre-Employment Assessments Deliver an Improved Candidate Experience
The key to attracting top talent is delivering an industry-leading candidate experience. Those applying to the best companies expect there to be several stages within a successful application. After all, nothing more frustrating for a candidate than heading straight to an interview stage, only to never hear anything back afterwards.
Pre-employment assessment tools offered by us here at TestGroup offer candidates feedback and suggest areas to improve upon. While candidates might not be successful, they will feel encouraged and pass on their positive experiences to their friends and colleagues, increasing the number of high-quality candidates coming into your recruitment funnel.
Choose TestGroup to Enhance Your Recruitment Process
Hopefully, you can now understand ju
st how much of a transformative impact pre-employment assessment tools can have on your hiring process. Higher quality candidates, reduced time spent on evaluation, and better cultural fits are just a few of the advantages that these tests can bring to your organisation.
TestGroup offers an extensive range of testing solutions that we can tailor to your company. Whether you need a personality test, competency test, ability test, career test, or a sales test, we can provide whichever evaluation tool you require. You can also pick and choose the tests that make up a comprehensive assessment tool.
If you already know what you need, you can order a pre-employment assessment tool at the TestGroup website. Alternatively, you can contact one of our advisors to discuss your requirements in more detail. Call us today on +31 (0)20 – 262 1630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.