Hiring is simple, but the process is complex.
Here at FurstPerson, our goal is to equip you with the knowledge you need to make the best hiring decisions possible, and that means setting the record straight about some common mistaken beliefs we regularly see in the hiring process.
Today, we'll be sharing some information from our top-rated Myth or Fact session from the Customer Contact West event as part of our Myth or Fact series.
Myth or Fact? Applicants generally think it takes them longer to complete pre-hire tests than it does.
In addition, the survey FurstPerson conducted asked candidates for suggestions to improve the tests. Only 6% suggested that reducing the pre-hire assessment process time would be an improvement.
In our experience, the use of job relevant, engaging pre-hire tools creates a more engaging candidate experience which reduces the perception of how long it takes to complete pre-hire assessments. Even with a battery that takes almost 90 minutes to complete, 84% of candidates Agree or Strongly Agree that testing length is appropriate and acceptable (11% Neutral, 5% Disagree or Strongly Disagree).
There are certain types of assessments, called speeded tests, which aren’t designed to be finished in the allotted time. With these types of assessments, applicants may feel short-changed because s/he wasn’t able to finish the entire assessment. It is imperative that the business set the appropriate expectation for candidates as they begin the assessment process. Although pre-hire processes that are engaging are usually perceived to take less time than they actually do, a poorly designed process can be seen more negatively.
Learn more about how to optimize your assessment process to give your candidates the best experience possible by downloading your free copy of the whitepaper below.
Topics: Talent Analytics and Metrics