A 360° VIEW OF UPCOMING ASSESSMENT & TESTING TRENDS FOR 2019
STATS & TRENDS
A 360° VIEW OF UPCOMING
ASSESSMENT & TESTING TRENDS FOR 2019
According to Criteria Pre-Employment Testing, up to 78% of resumes are misleading and up to 46% contain actual lies
Recent research conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management has found that 75% of HR professionals who reported difficulty recruiting in the past 12 Months say there are skills gaps in job candidates.
Research conducted by the Aberdeen Group has found that companies who use pre-hire assessment tests report a 39% lower turnover rate.
Hiring managers who utilise pre-employment assessments report 36% more satisfaction with their final decision than those who don’t, according to Aberdeen Group study.
University of Cambridge data suggests that more than 75% of The Times Best Companies to Work For and 80% of Fortune 500 firms use some form of psychometric testing.
BBC in their element
BBC Reporter Bryan Lufkin outlined the details of an official assessment test him and his colleagues were asked to undertake in early 2019 in which they were told whether they were Earth (decisive, practical), Wind (organised, analytical), Water (empathetic, compassionate) or Fire (creative, enthusiastic). The data was then used to divide the professionals into groups in which they were asked to create a presentation about their strengths and weaknesses.
Lufkin wrote: “My group, the Fires, was too creative for its own good and not organised enough (which I think was the point): our ‘presentation’ was mostly playing a Game of Thrones clip of a fire-breathing dragon as we clumsily fumbled through YouTube videos to find the right footage because we hadn’t prepared well enough. So, although in an office we bring a fiery energy that sparks inspiration, according to this assessment, maybe what we need is to work with more practical types who can actually implement those ideas properly.”
After the testing was over and Lufkin had time to reflect, the reporter discovered that the simple test had not only made him realise his weaknesses as a notable member of his industry, but also his strengths, and how to better utilise these.