Improve your recruiting work with an online test
I recently came across a discussion online about the recruitment process. HR typically agreed that a complete hiring process would include:
- Review and presentation of all resumes.
- Call and schedule interviews with desired candidates
- Technical knowledge short quiz/exam and psychometric tests
- Initial interview by the human resources manager
- Technical interview with the department head.
- Background check of selected candidates
- Salary negotiation with selected candidates
- Offer letter
- Informative meeting of the policies and benefits of the company.
- Signing of employment contract (legal document)
- Employee briefing and introduction of the new employee.
As HR, you need to know that if there is a problem with one link in the process, the entire hiring process will result in a different outcome. And I recently did some research on the exam and test link. I found out that most of the HR of smaller companies have problems with their hunting area due to limit of funds. In reality, most large companies now used online tests in their hiring process, especially during peak hiring season. This is really a good method that smaller companies can use for reference.
- Online testing saves money
According to one authoritative analysis, the cost per hire contains six basic elements: advertising; Agency commission; referral bonuses paid to employees; travel expenses incurred by both recruiters and applicants; relocation cost; company recruiter cost. These six factors account for 90 percent of hiring costs. The additional 10 percent covers miscellaneous expense items such as testing, reference checks, bonds, hiring unit staff time, administrative support, and other minor expenses.
Online testing first will reduce the cost of arranging testing. You no longer need to gather all the candidates and hand in your test, not even phone calls and faxed tests. Simply take the tests and post them online for every candidate to take anywhere, conveniently, cheaply and environmentally. This is just a small savings. Also, using the online test can reduce some of the cost of the trip. This means that in the first stage of hiring, both recruiters and applicants do not need to travel for basic knowledge tests. And after the preliminary test, the number of qualified candidates would decrease. Then the company only has to pay the travel expenses for the interview.
- Online test can expand the recruitment area and guarantee the effect.
You can send the address of your online tests to all candidates. Since there is no need to travel for a test with an unknown result, more people would be willing to participate. In this way, your selection area becomes larger. And through the tests, you will get to know all the applicants better and be able to choose the most appropriate ones for the interview.
Normally, a good quiz creation tool can prevent online cheating. Then you will know that your test results are effective. And with a good testing tool, you can track your test results online and get a results report that clearly shows you the distribution of scores across all applicants. You no longer need to calculate the scores, a labor saving again.
- A good tool is half the way to success
Many large companies often have a learning management system (LMS) to organize different types of tests, not only the recruitment test but also the training tests or other internal evaluations. For smaller businesses that cannot afford the expensive LMS, there are quiz creation tools like ProProfs, Articulate QuizMaker, and Wondershare QuizCreator, etc. that can meet your needs.
QuizCreator is priced right for small businesses and can create rich question types. Office-like interface and theme-based player templates can make recruitment tests look very professional. And you get all the elements to prevent online cheating, such as domain control, time control, access control, limited response attempt, etc. It also provides a FREE Quiz Management System so you can manage all quizzes, quiz editors and respondents respectively.
Now, as more and more graduates go out looking for jobs, another busy recruiting season begins. Using online test to save cost and expand your search area, you will definitely do better in your recruiting job.