The vast majority of employers (93%) have pre-hire processes and tools in place, but fewer than half view their tools as good (40%) or excellent (5%). One of the primary challenges in regard to pre-hire technologies is integration, with just 16% saying the components of their pre-hire tools are well-integrated.
The free research report, The State of Pre-Hire Tools and Systems, is now available for download. HR.com’s Research Institute conducted the study to better understand recruitment processes and to examine how HR professionals view the pre-hire tools they are using to help meet their hiring challenges in 2020.
Further investigation reveals the most widely used pre-hire assessments are skills assessment tests (61%), job-related knowledge tests (47%), and personality tests (43%).
Examination of pre-hire leading and pre-hire laggard firms highlight some distinct differences. Responding organizations that report good pre-hire processes and tools are more likely than their lagging counterparts to:
- Leverage background screening, assessments, and video interviewing
- Have integrated systems
- Say that the advantages of their pre-hire systems are that they provide better candidate experiences, provide useful data for future references, and improve employer branding
- Report having happier candidates and recruitment staff
- Leverage skills assessments and assessments of emotional intelligence
- State that assessment and analytical capabilities will be more important over the next several years
“Integration needs attention. Going into 2020, employers should be focusing on streamlining processes to ensure better integration of individual pre-hire tools and components,” stated Debbie McGrath, Chief Instigator and CEO of HR.com.
Download the full report which includes details on five key takeaways to help HR departments work to better leverage tools related to assessments, screening, reference checking, and interviewing.
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