Today we’re seeing Human Resource departments being pushed in new directions, this is mainly attributed to due to the continued jobless recovery, the expectations of the emerging Millennials in the workforce, as well as the introduction and refinement of new technologies.
Many companies are moving to online assessments, which they believe to be less costly and time-consuming.
According to a whitepaper on Industry Trends in Human Resources Recruitment and Talent Management, by SIS International Research:
Large companies have been conducting assessments earlier in the recruiting process, while small to midsize companies assessments tend to focus on candidate quality and culture matches. However, size is not the biggest determinant of objectives, as companies tend to focus on the volume of recruits.
The most important trend is the continued refining of assessment tools to be more predictive of job performance. Companies are increasingly requesting applicant assessments to deliver a verifiable ROI.
High volume recruiting produces extensive amounts of data and a common priority is to increase the validation between test scores and job performance.
The whitepaper also said that they saw an significant increase in the use of social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) and the various mobile platforms (tablets, laptops, and even smartphones) to help them connect with a larger talent pool.
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