Recent emphasis on candidate experience has led employers to point the finger at assessments as the No. 1 reason for a negative candidate experience.
But the idea that candidates will immediately devalue any employer who asks them to dedicate more than 10 minutes to an assessment is false. While most people don’t enjoy taking tests, assessments themselves aren’t responsible for creating a poor candidate experience. Candidates actually value the opportunity to demonstrate their skills more than they are bothered by taking a longer assessment.
So how can you improve candidates’ experience with pre-hire assessments?
In this guide, Rocket-Hire’s Dr. Charles Handler shares his model for implementing candidate-friendly assessments in your hiring process — without fixating on length. You’ll learn how to develop your assessment program strategy for a positive candidate experience.
Key takeaways include:
- Using assessments where they add the most value to your hiring process.
- Clearly communicating the assessment’s purpose in making a final decision.
- Selecting accessible, compliant, engaging and valid assessments.