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A company’s most important asset is its employees. If the employees are par excellence at their designated work, they can help the company grow and reach great heights. For acquiring the best of talent most companies use online pre-employment testing nowadays and streamline their recruiting process. The Skill Test helps to judge if the candidate is skilled enough to perform the given tasks and job responsibilities. Let’s see why the Skill Assessment Test is worth it? This process has several pros and cons.
 
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Pros
 
Broad Base of Evaluation with both Objective and Subjective Test:
The Recruiters and the Hiring Managers can get a large collection of quality tests which are available online to test the skills of the candidate. The objective test provides a broad knowledge that the candidate is well versed with the desired skills. Apart from that, there are platforms which provide subjective test simulators which can help the employers to evaluate the in-depth knowledge of the Candidate.
 
Transparent and Standard System:
The skill assessment test is quality and have the standard set of questions. The candidate’s answers are auto- evaluated. Thus the system is transparent and there are no chances of being biased about a particular candidate.
 
Quantifiable Assessment and Reporting:
The employer can quantify the skills in terms of marks. According to the structure and importance of the questions, the marks are assigned. A good reporting system gives an overall view of the skill related strengths and weaknesses of the candidate.
 
Cost effective:
The skill tests help to slash down the excess cost incurred in monitoring and conducting tests.
Candidate can appear for the tests from any desired place of the world as long as there is an internet connection. Hence, the need of infrastructure to conduct the test or to reimburse travel expenses is eliminated. Features like online web proctoring, windows violation records eliminates the need of human invigilation, making the screening process more secure.
 
Easy to use:
There are software which are super easy to use. The UX and UI are so designed to give a super easy and delightful experience to the employer and the candidate.
 
Less time consuming:
If the traditional process of hiring was implied, it would have taken the most of the productive hours of the recruiters and the hiring managers. So it is better to include the pre- employment skills assessment test to slash down the preliminary interview round that consumes a lot of time.
 
Effortless and Hassle free:
As the whole process of screening is automated right from sending the e-mails to the candidates, to getting the detailed reports. This automation makes the process of screening effortless and hassle free.
 
 
Cons
 
Validity:
The test should be practically applicable, suited and valid for a particular job role. Example: A PHP Developer should be practically proficient in one or more PHP Frameworks like Joomla, Drupal, CakePHP, Zend, Laravel, CodeIgniter, etc. If the test is not valid it is useless.
 
Reliability:
The skill test should have consistency in questions and marking. The marks of the candidate should not be abruptly too much or too less.
 
Can favour guesstimates:
If the recruiter or the hiring manager is dependent only objective test it may not provide the real picture of the candidate. Guesswork can make the process invalid and unreliable.
 
 
Conclusion
The Employer should keep these factors in mind while considering a pre- employment skills assessment software. The use of quality software can ease as well as accelerate the process of screening. It can help to find the right candidates, at the right place and at the right time.
At Interview Mocha, an online assessment software; is a platform/software which has all the pros pre employment assessment testing software. As well as it is eliminating all the cons. It has a valid platform with questions that are practically applicable, scientifically constructed by subject matter expert and subjective test simulator which eliminates the possibility of guesswork.

Priyanka Verma
Priyanka Verma
Priyanka works in a marketing department at Interview Mocha

Topics: Pre-Employment Assessments

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