Candidate assessments have been a staple practice in the recruitment world for many years, but a new breed of immersive assessments are emerging to more closely align candidates with the right jobs.
t-PHI: Promoting Human Integration, contributor at Social-Hire, advises that immersive assessments are more focused on job success than traditional generic assessment methods. Personality and cognitive ability tests for ‘building blocks’ of success, while psychometric assessments test for the presence of certain “indicators of future potential at the performance level”.
Immersive assessments, which t-PHI advises are, “about being more specific and more focused on what a job requires.” This technology is changing three areas of the workforce, including a growing pre-employment talent market (those who work independently), a bigger need to manage the talent supply for future hiring, and honoring the candidate experience and understanding of each job.
Candidate assessments that are immersive in nature answer 3 important questions for recruiters: (1) Are you attracting the right kinds of candidates? (2) Do candidates have a favorable experience taking the assessment? (3) Does the assessment accurately predict the future success of each candidate in the job role?
Immersing candidates in the recruitment process with meaningful questions and interaction are much more effective than experiencing the typical problems with time-consuming generic assessments and poor candidate engagement when people are eliminated based on assessment results alone.