Assessments are generally thought of as a method to evaluate the effectiveness of training or skills development in an existing talent pool. But in a report by the talent measurement firm SHL, the most common use of assessments is hiring.
More than 70 percent of global companies surveyed use assessments while recruiting new employees. These tests are administered during the hiring process, and are often conducted remotely. The applicant accesses the tests from their home or at their local library.
These tests are regarded as a way to screen a large number of applicants. More than 90 percent of the companies who use them focus or intend to focus the tests on measuring the potential employee’s skills and knowledge. Many companies also use other forms of assessments, measuring personality traits and general cognitive abilities.
Assessments are also regarded as an important tool during organizational restructuring. More than 60 percent of the company surveyed also use assessments to evaluate internal candidates for promotion or role-change.
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