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Online assessment tools yet to find favor for hiring: Report

Education NewsThe SHRM & Mettl (an online assessment platform to measure, analyse and improve people skills) Report, titled “India online assessment report 2014-2015”, while a number of online assessment tools are available in market, many firms are still are apprehensive to use them for various reasons.
Around 36.09 per cent of organizations prefer face-face assessments/interviews rather than online assessment due to inability of the candidate to take online test.

Moreover, about 26.32 per cent of the organizations avoid usage of online assessment tools due to the cost involved in procurement and administration. Only 23.82 per cent of the organizations mentioned they have had good experience in using online assessment tools with the bulk being large organizations.
“Organizations are increasingly realizing the importance of online assessment tools and most of them are using these for employee engagement and training. However, these tools are yet to find favour with most firms in their pre-hiring process,” Achal Khanna CEO SHRM India Operations said.

According to the report, around 70.53 per cent firms do provide online assessment insights to hiring managers, helping them with reference points for future hiring. While, 23.82 per cent of the organizations have had good experience in using online assessment tools, out of which 61.6 per cent are large organizations.

Source: PTI

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