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Key Ways Talent Assessments Make Recruiting More Competitive

HR Tech Outlook | Thursday, September 09, 2021

Key Ways Talent Assessments Make Recruiting More CompetitiveIn a competitive job market, leaders must concentrate on their hiring efforts on the highest-scoring candidates in order to make better decisions in less time. With talent assessments, an entire team can compare the best candidates side by side and see where each falls on a job match scale in real time.

FREMONT, CA: When it comes to recruiting, talent assessments can add a valuable layer of insight into one's applicant pool. When one reviews each candidate's skills objectively, fairly, and efficiently, one can improve the overall quality of one's workforce.

A talent assessment eliminates some of the guesswork by indicating whether candidates score low or high on traits such as teamwork, work intensity, multitasking, sociability, and other benchmarks for more accurate job and culture fit.

Here are some reasons why adding talent assessments to a process can improve both new hire and internal recruitment efforts:

Instant Recruiting Intelligence

By incorporating assessments into a recruiting process, leaders can significantly improve their teams' decision-making abilities and give the organization a competitive advantage in identifying and selecting top talent as well as the candidate's potential for success. A team can identify the right hires by generating data about a candidate's personality, innate traits and tendencies, and the behaviors they are likely to exhibit at work by assessing a candidate's skills upfront.

Recruiters and managers can also begin to see how a potential hire might fit into the team, as well as any skill gaps that may be filled by adding this candidate versus another. And, with assessments shared across a hiring team, recruiters can concentrate their efforts on analyzing results and pursuing candidates who show the most promise - which brings us to our next point.

Strong Connections with Candidates

In a competitive job market, leaders must concentrate on their hiring efforts on the highest-scoring candidates in order to make better decisions in less time. With talent assessments, an entire team can compare the best candidates side by side and see where each falls on a job match scale in real time. The ease of use, combined with the significant time savings in early screening, leads to a highly efficient recruiting process.

Streamlined screening also means more time to connect with candidates and improve their experience. Teams can utilize assessment insights to launch more personalized and meaningful interviews, fostering better communication with top candidates.

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