A National Federation of Independent Business report* shows that 48% of corporate respondents claimed that there were “few or no qualified applications” for the positions they were trying to fill. (*November 2015) Yet they were getting over 250 job applications for each available job. Some larger organizations such as Google have received up to a staggering 75,000 applications. (Yes that’s right – this number is not a typo!)
The problem might not just be because there are so few qualified applicants but that the hiring criteria is so vague and so all-encompassing that hiring the right individual is close to impossible. Tools that help weed out the good from the bad include using Automatic Tracking System software that scans the document for keywords and places them at the top of the list. One other way to rectify the problem is to select the mission critical tasks, at a granular level, those skill sets that are imperative to possess and do a quick round of immediate testing as the applicant fills out the online application.
The tests can be completely crafted by the organization and allow for very specific funneling of the right talent based on the answers given. It sounds over simplified but the reality is companies rely so heavily on recruiting agencies, many of which are great at the processes of gathering resumes and sourcing talent but have inherent limitations due to the fact that not everyone knows the nuances of the corporate operations.
TesturSkills developed a SaaS solution that provides the backend for creating multi-faceted tests that can be adapted to meet the needs of the organization. The tests can be multiple choice, pictorial, surveys, polls, multiple answer, long-form answers, timed and come with a report of the results. The best part is that for most organizations the service provided by TestUrSkills is based on a “Freemium” model and allows the corporation to perform the testing and get immediate results based on the time saved in the recruiting process and the quality of applicants coming down the funnel.
Contact TestUrSkills today and learn how to implement the online testing engine and add this to your talent acquisition process.
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