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Career sites using Psychometric Assessments for Better Hiring

HR Trends
Author:
Pratisrutee Mishra
August 7, 2023

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How do career sites manage to identify ideal candidates for personalized job profiles? Basic filters, profile tests, and psychometric assessments are the key elements in their secret to excellence. Modern HR technology has overturned the dynamics of talent hunt, talent acquisition, and onboarding by a complete 180°.  It has been actively replacing old-school candidate screening methods, job interviewing, orientation, and training and development. 

When a corporate job opportunity arises, it tends to attract quite a crowd, with an average of around 250 résumés vying for a  chance. Among all these hopeful candidates, only four to six individuals are usually lucky enough to be called in for an interview. And, in the end, only one person gets offered the job. It sounds like quite a long and involved process, right? However, career sites with the help of cutting-edge candidate assessment tools make the process relatively seamless and hassle-free.

This blog delves into the different processes involved in integrating psychometric assessments with career sites. We aim to provide insights into how career sites effectively match the right candidates with the most suitable job profiles. So, let's dive in!

Integration of Talent Assessment in Career Sites

Just as there are numerous qualified candidates to consider, there exists a wide array of assessment types to screen applicants. Yet, what is it that truly influences the efficacy of candidate evaluation? It is the method of assessment integration and administration. There are three primary modes of integrating psychometric assessments. These are third-party linking, embedded direct access, and custom API integration. Let's look at these options closely. 

  • Third-Party Assessment Provider: In this integration, career sites direct candidates to external platforms to complete assessments. Candidates temporarily leave the career site to take the assessment on specialized assessment-provider platforms. The results are shared with the career site for recruiters' access. This integration mode enables career sites to offer diverse assessments without creating them internally, thereby providing a broader range of options for evaluation.
  • Embedded Assessments: These tests are seamlessly integrated into the career site's application process, allowing candidates to complete assessments directly on the site without being redirected. The results are immediately available to recruiters, offering a seamless experience for the hiring team as well as for candidates in real time. It enables faster candidate data analysis and a quick screening process.
  • Custom API integration: This integration links assessments directly to the career site's platform, providing a tailored experience for candidates and recruiters. Recruiters have control over the assessment flow, data collection, and reporting, offering more flexibility. However, this integration demands technical expertise and development efforts for smooth functioning.

Psychometric Assessments Available For Career Sites 

As per a LinkedIn Report, the global psychometric testing market was valued at USD 1.4 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a rate of 8.3% annually from 2020 to 2027. The market's expansion is solely driven by a  rising need to assess and select candidates with the right skills and aptitude for different roles. Let's take a look at the various options available for candidate screening at career sites. 

  • Personality Test: A personality test is a tool designed to evaluate various aspects of human personality traits and characteristics. It is based on various models of human psychology such as 16PF, Big 5, DISC, Enneagram, MBTI, and so on. Some examples of personality tests are Cultural Fitment Test, Leadership Assessment, and Employability Assessment.
  • Skills Test: A skills test is an evaluation method utilized to gauge a person's abilities or proficiency in a particular set of skills. These are based on the key competencies of the respective job profiles an individual is applying for. This includes tests such as Coding Assessment, Voice and Accent Assessment, Chat Assessment, Comprehension Assessment, Typing Assessment, and Situation Judgemental Tests.
  • Behavioral Tests: A behavioral test is an assessment method employed to evaluate and measure an individual's behavior and responses in certain situations. This is an essential test tool for the evaluation of Customer Service Executives (CSEs) and Sales candidates. Some examples of behavioral tests are Direct Sales Assessment, Retail Sales Assessment, Telesales Assessment, Channel Sales Assessment, Insurance Sales Assessments, Customer Service Assessment, Collection Assessment, and many others.
  • Cognitive Tests: A cognitive test assesses a person's mental abilities, including attention, memory, problem-solving, and reasoning skills used for thinking, learning, and remembering. This is exactly what Logical Reasoning Ability tests, Listening Skill Assessment, Verbal Ability Assessment, Attention to Detail Assessment, General Intelligence Assessment, and Numerical Ability Assessment are for.

Career Sites With Successful Assessment Integration

There have been several successful integrations of career sites and psychometric assessments that are globally validated. The assessment service quality differs in terms of integration type, interface availability, ease of administration, contextual reliability, and test validity. 

  • LinkedIn: This global job portal has integrated various skills assessments and aptitude tests to help candidates check their competency in real time. Candidates can take assessments directly from their LinkedIn profiles. The results obtained are accessible for hiring managers to view and make informed hiring decisions.
  • Indeed: Hiring teams across the world opt for Indeed for their talent hunt. Here, the hiring teams enjoy the liberty to choose the types of assessments, and their third-party assessment providers as per preferences and cost convenience. It enables them to find the test that screens candidates efficiently on the basis of the job profile needed. They can seamlessly add or remove assessments, as required for the job post.
  • Naukri: India's top job portal has embedded several skills test, cognitive tests, aptitude tests, and behavioral assessments for the candidates to be aware of their standing in the market. Applicants can take assessments directly from the Naukri website, and they can receive their results immediately. It helps them determine the best-fitting job role that they can apply for. Hiring teams on the platform hence receive genuinely interested and competent candidates. 
  • Monster: This global staffing giant allows candidates to take embedded employability assessments directly from the Monster website. These results give real-time insights into the applicant and this is automatically sent to the hiring managers. The results enable recruiters to understand the individual's competencies and identify the areas of improvement. 

PMaps as Your Psychometric Assessment Collaborator

Can't decide what assessments to opt for? That's what we are here for and how we can help!! PMaps enters the picture,  offering cutting-edge assessments designed to identify top talent with performance-predictive precision and hiring efficiency. With our comprehensive test library of 50+ psychometric tools, skill-based assessments, behavioral assessments, and cognitive tests, you can gain valuable insights into your candidates' personalities, abilities, and competencies. PMaps offers a wide variety of assessments including our Customer Service Assessment, our Voice and Accent Assessment, our Sales Assessment, and many more. 

Our user-friendly platform seamlessly integrates with your career site, ensuring seamless hiring as well as candidate experience. Wait…there's more…

  • Improved Candidate Matching
  • Reduced Biases and Prevention of  Hiring Hazards
  • Compare favorably  with competitors with Quick Candidate Evaluation
  • Help Recruiters Make Informed Hiring Decisions 
  • Increase Candidate Engagement with Visual-based  Assessments
  • Guarantee Diversity Hiring by  Employers

Conclusion 

Psychometric Assessments are game-changers for career sites as well as for individual modern-day recruiters. Now that you have uncovered the recipe of success for giants in the job portal industry, prepare to rev up your client service with PMaps Psychometric Solutions. Integrate candidate screening excellence in the form of the right assessments and witness the hiring revolution.

Stay updated with our blogs to navigate the evolving landscape of online assessments. To know more about how you can use the right online assessments and psychometric tools for your

organization, call PMaps at +91 7709196077, or then, email us at v.rokade@pmaps.in, or get in touch through our website.

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PMaps Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about PMaps through commonly asked questions:

How do career sites utilize psychometric assessments to improve hiring processes?

Career sites incorporate psychometric assessments to evaluate candidates' skills, personality traits, and suitability for specific job roles. These assessments help in identifying the most suitable candidates for personalized job profiles.

What role does HR technology play in modern talent acquisition on career sites?

HR technology has transformed talent acquisition by replacing traditional candidate screening methods with advanced tools like psychometric assessments. It streamlines the recruitment process, enhances candidate evaluation, and ensures better hiring decisions.

Why are psychometric assessments considered essential for effective candidate evaluation on career sites?

Psychometric assessments provide valuable insights into candidates' abilities, cognitive skills, and personality traits. By integrating these assessments into career sites, recruiters can make more informed decisions and match candidates with the most suitable job opportunities.

What are the primary methods of integrating psychometric assessments into career sites?

The primary methods of integrating psychometric assessments into career sites include third-party assessment providers, embedded assessments within the site's application process, and custom API integration directly into the site's platform.

What benefits do psychometric assessments offer in the context of career site integration?

By incorporating psychometric assessments, career sites can offer a broader range of evaluation options, ensure faster candidate data analysis, provide a seamless candidate experience, and improve efficiency in candidate screening and selection processes.

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