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Reflecting on 2023: A Year-End Review of PMaps Assessments, Technology and Psychological Insights

PMaps
Author:
Nikita Arya
December 28, 2023

As we enter a new year full of changes, it's a good moment to look back, celebrate, and look forward.

Let's explore PMaps achievements in 2023, where innovation, teamwork, and personal development came together uniquely.

Advancements in Assessments - PMaps' Journey

As we reflect on the technological landscape that defined our year, PMaps proudly unveils a revolutionary approach to psychometric assessments, marking a paradigm shift in hiring and talent management.

1. PMaps' Test Library:

At the heart of our success lies the PMaps Test Library, a diverse collection of more than 500 meticulously curated assessments. 

Our comprehensive Test Library, easily accessible through our website and application, signifies a transformative journey that empowers talent management and fosters diversity.

This extensive range spans behavioral evaluations to domain-specific tests, allowing us to tailor hiring strategies seamlessly for positions ranging from entry-level to senior executive roles.Curious to gain further insights into our comprehensive array of tests? Click here to explore our Test Library.

2. Accelerating Decisions Through Subscription Model:

In response to the evolving needs of our clients, we introduced a new subscription model that offers unparalleled ease and flexibility. 

Follow the steps below to subscribe to our assessments : 

  1. Click on Free Trial: Click on the “Free Trial” option on our website.
  1. Sign-Up Process: Follow the link to the sign-up page and complete the sign-up form with your details.
  1. Activate Your Account: Check your inbox for an activation email. Click on the activation link provided in the email.
  2. Access PMAPS Platform: Once activated, you will be automatically redirected to the PMAPS platform.
  3. Explore Test Library:
  • Navigate to the “Test Library” within the platform on the right vertical bar.
  • Explore the variety of tests available.
  • Deploy a test to your account by clicking on the respective test card.
  • Enjoy up to 5 free tokens; for additional tests, consider upgrading your plan.
  1. Upgrade Subscription:
  • On the platform dashboard, locate the “Upgrade Now” or billing option.
  • Choose from the available monthly and yearly subscription plans.
  • Subscribe to the desired plan to access assessments beyond the free token limit.

This step-by-step guide ensures a seamless customer experience, from starting a free trial to exploring and subscribing to assessments on the PMAPS platform.

To enjoy this functionality, please visit our subscription page by clicking here “Subscription” and discover all the available features.

3. E - Voice & Accent:

We have significantly enhanced the precision of our flagship tool, PMaps eVA, by implementing cutting-edge AI and ML custom models. 

These improvements encompass a range of key features, including

1. Enhanced Precision: 

  1. API Upgrades for Accurate Evaluation of Speech Text, Pronunciation, and Fluency
  2. Scoring Logic Aligned with CEFR Levels wherever CEFR is required.
  3. Upgraded language tool to assess grammar and vocabulary with more precision.
  4. Multilingual Simulated Test: 
  5. Created eVA assessments in Spanish, Hindi, Tamil, and Japanese to assess Spoken Communication
  6. Accent Inclusion for English Evaluation: Tailored for Candidates from South Africa, Philippines, and Japan in addition to UK, US, and Indian Neutral.

3.New Question Categories

  1. Interview Video Questions
  2. Speech Evaluation Based on Intonation

To gain deeper insights into our e-Voice & Accent assessments, schedule a demo with us today!

4. White labelling:

In a significant stride, we dived into white-labeling solutions—a strategic practice involving rebranding our meticulously developed products or services under another company's brand, allowing them to present these offerings as their own proudly.

We did not stop there—our Whitelabeling Outsourcing (WLO) Solutions were proudly extended to Teamlease and Lumofy, marking a noteworthy expansion of our commitment to delivering excellence in customizable solutions.

We're thrilled to have empowered these partners with top-tier services while reinforcing our dedication to innovation and client success.

 To engage with us with our white labeling solution, write to us at support@pmaps.in

II. Psychological Flourish: BIG-5 Framework

1. Crafted an Anthology Aligned with the Big 5 Theory:

We've meticulously crafted an anthology centered around the BIG-5 personality framework. This strategic move enhances our understanding of individual traits and brings forth tangible benefits for our clients.

Integrating this anthology into our services, we provide customized solutions for domain-specific screening across diverse job levels, spanning from entry-level positions to management roles. This comprehensive approach covers sectors such as Sales, Customer Service, Finance, Technology, Marketing, and HR, ensuring suitability for candidates at every career stage.

This means more precise assessments, streamlined hiring processes, and a better fit for your organizational needs.

2. Validity Paper: The Science Behind BIG-5:

A noteworthy accomplishment was the development and publication of their research paper on Visual versus Textual Assessments. This groundbreaking study provided deep insights into the efficacy of visual-based assessments in accurately gauging candidates' competencies, especially in comparison to traditional text-based methods. 

This research has been instrumental in solidifying PMaps' position as a pioneer in HR technology, offering evidence-based tools that significantly improve hiring outcomes. The findings have profound implications for industries where understanding and interpreting visual information is crucial, further establishing PMaps as a leader in providing comprehensive, scientifically validated assessment platforms.

Explore the rich insights of our validity paper by clicking here!  “Research Paper

III . Enhanced User Experience: Revamped Dashboard and Insightful Reports

We embarked on a visual feast as we explored the user-centric design principles that shaped our assessments. The revamped HR admin dashboard and new insightful reports promised a seamless and enriching user experience.

1. Revamped Dashboard: A Visual Symphony

The HR admin dashboard was transformed:

  1. Upgraded the dashboard's look and feel.
  2. Provided ‘User Management' access to the client.
  3. Introduced – ‘Test library'.
  4. Added an ‘Archive Test' option for clients to view inactive tests.

  2. Insightful Reports: Empowering User Decision-Making

In our continuous commitment to enhancing the user experience for HR professionals, we took a transformative step in refining our existing reports.

The original reports provided valuable insights, featuring : 

  1. Response Style
  2. Competency Overview
  3. Detailed Descriptions of Competencies
  4. Aptitude Results
  5. Overall answer sheet. 

Recognizing the evolving needs of the HR community, we embarked on a journey to craft reports that go beyond conventional assessments.

The newly designed reports offer a visually captivating experience, showcasing a modern look and feel. They now provide an enriched user experience with the introduction of innovative features, including: 

Offered a detailed breakdown of Strengths and Weaknesses.

b. Integrated Behavioral Interview Questions for deeper insights.

c. Included Managerial Counsel for leveraging candidates with diverse trait scores.

These enhancements not only elevate the aesthetic appeal of the reports but also ensure a more engaging and informative journey for users. This granular insight into candidates' profiles enables HR professionals to make more informed decisions.

IV. Global Recognition: Partnerships and Multilingual Assessments

In 2023, PMaps expanded into new markets, introducing assessments in various languages like:  

  1. Hindi
  2. Spanish
  3. Marathi
  4. Assamese
  5. Punjabi
  6. Bengali
  7. Gujarati
  8. Kannada
  9. Odia
  10. Telugu
  11. Malayalam.

To gain deeper insights into the various types of assessments that we offer, schedule a demo with us today by clicking here. “Book A Demo

2. Global Business Expansion: PMaps' Strategic Ventures:

Embarking on a global journey, PMaps entered the Gulf Cooperation Council market, making significant strides in Dubai through Lumofy.

This strategic move solidified our position as a global player, reflecting our team's dedication to innovation and growth in diverse markets.

We organized The Dubai Roundtable Conference, led by , which proved to be a significant event for the dynamic labor market in the GCC region. This gathering united industry experts and female thought leaders to deliberate on crucial hiring and talent management topics, including Diversity Hiring, HR technology, and Psychometric Assessments.

To watch the recorded session, Click on Watch Now!

3. Industry Accolades: Google Startup Accelerator Program:

Following the successful completion of A series funding, Tarvinder, our co-founder, was selected for the Google for Startups Accelerator Program.

This recognition marks a significant achievement for PMaps. The Google for Startups accelerator provided a unique opportunity for us to further develop through mentorship, resources, and networking within the Google ecosystem.

V. Industry Insights and Trends

1. Navigating Key Trends: Voice and Accent, Sales Assessments

In the ever-changing world of assessments, we've noticed clear trends in different industries. Specifically, there's a notable rise in the importance of Voice and Accent assessments, as well as an increased demand for Sales assessments. These trends reflect the evolving needs of various sectors.

As businesses diversify and cater to global audiences, the ability to communicate effectively, especially in customer-facing roles, has become a crucial aspect of talent assessment. 

This surge in demand reflects the industry's recognition of the importance of linguistic and communication skills in an increasingly interconnected and globalized business environment.

Moreover, the emphasis on Sales assessments underlines the strategic importance of evaluating and enhancing sales capabilities to drive business success in a competitive market.

2. Success Stories: Driving Organizational Excellence with PMaps Assessments

Embarking on successful collaborations with industry leaders such as Max Life InsuranceIDFC First BankMedusind, Credence, Zomato, Bajaj Capital, and FSL, we conducted comprehensive performance and attrition analyses for these esteemed clients. 

Our engagements ranged from addressing soft skills gaps to navigating talent competition challenges. These partnerships vividly showcase how PMaps assessments, with their adaptability and effectiveness, have proven instrumental in meeting diverse HR needs and fostering organizational success.

3. Ed-Tech Success: Strategic Talent Acquisition with Digivarsity

Showcasing our proficiency in talent acquisition within the dynamic Ed-Tech industry, our collaboration with Digivarsity stands as a testament to our success. 

Conducting effective assessments, we identify top-notch candidates, and our strategic hiring approach significantly contributes to Digivarsity's success by ensuring the identification of exceptional talent.

Celebrating Life: Memorable Moments at PMaps

Embarking on the Journey of Shared Experiences at PMaps

Beyond the metrics and milestones, the heartbeat of PMaps resonated through our vibrant culture. Moments such as Holi, Diwali, an outbound picnic to Alibaug, work anniversaries, and birthday celebrations collectively painted a rich canvas of our shared experience.

  1. Festivities: Colors, Lights, and Rangoli

Immersed in the joyous celebrations of Holi and Diwali, the vibrant colors and lively rangoli competitions showcased the festive spirit that bound the PMaps family together.

2. Outbound Excursion: Alibaug Adventure

The outbound picnic to Alibaug became a memorable adventure, where new joiners and seasoned employees forged connections beyond the office walls. This excursion symbolized unity and collaboration, creating a stronger bond within the PMaps system.

3. Employee Recognition: Work Anniversaries and Birthdays

Reflecting on the past, we took moments to appreciate the dedication of our team. Work anniversaries and monthly birthday celebrations added a personal touch, recognizing and cherishing the unique contributions of each team member.

Conclusion

As we bid farewell to 2023, the tapestry of our collective journey unfolded—the journey will be forever marked by resilience, growth, collaboration, and the unwavering pursuit of excellence. Together, we are stepping into the canvas of the future, where possibilities are limitless, and the symphony of data-driven talent assessments and psychometrics continues to resonate.

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PMaps Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about PMaps through commonly asked questions:

What were some key achievements of PMaps in 2023?

PMaps achieved milestones like advancements in assessments, introducing a subscription model, enhancing the e-Voice & Accent tool, expanding into new markets, and participating in prestigious programs.

What is skill-based hiring, and how does PMaps incorporate it?

Skill-based hiring prioritizes candidates' skills for specific roles. PMaps offers over 500 tailored assessments to help organizations make informed hiring decisions based on candidates' abilities.

How does PMaps' subscription model work for accessing assessments?

Users sign up for a free trial, activate their account, explore the test library, and deploy tests using free tokens or upgrade to a subscription plan for additional assessments.

What are notable enhadoncements in PMaps' e-Voice & Accent tool?

PMaps enhanced the e-Voice & Accent tool with AI and ML models for accuracy, introduced multilingual tests, new question categories, and improved language evaluation.

How does PMaps contribute to psychological insights in talent management?

PMaps integrates psychological insights through assessments aligned with the BIG-5 framework and research on visual versus textual assessments, aiding data-driven talent acquisition and development decisions.

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