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Despite living in an information-rich age, it sometimes seems harder than ever to zero in on well-qualified applicants for key roles. From a simpler time when a CV, interview and references were the only tools recruiters had to evaluate candidates, a deluge of new data is now available. Candidates have multiple social profiles (many of which don’t match!) as well as the power to morph and adjust their digital footprints to suit their application goals. At the same time, businesses are under pressure to streamline their hiring processes, competing against rival companies in talent-hungry markets and working to build a winning employer brand. Delaying hiring can cost a fortune in lost productivity and mean missing out on good candidates, but rushing hiring decisions inevitably leads to mismatches, staff turnover and nose-diving morale. To square

https://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/team_display.php?teamid=347772 , many employers and recruiters are increasingly including skills testing in their hiring process – using applicant assessment to accelerate the qualification process while simultaneously delivering an improved candidate experience. So how does skill testing boost hiring? • A faster, cost-effective hiring process Without any way to quantifiably assess candidate suitability for a role, many companies stretch their hiring processes out to include multiple rounds of interviews while tiers of managers or panel interviewers try and work out whether an applicant really has what’s needed to perform. This ties up the time and productivity of senior personnel, as well as increasing the number of candidates who need to be interviewed in order to finally reach a decision. How bad is the problem? The average UK interview process takes 28 days to complete – a scary statistic given that 55% of candidateswill give up and move on if they haven't heard from an employer within two weeks of applying. The best strategy you can follow, therefore, is to ensure that you only interview qualified candidates. How do you do this? You undertake candidate skill testing before you get to the interview stage. This is a terrific way of ensuring that you are able to only bring in the right candidates.

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by Dr. Radut.