Talent Assessments

“Pre-hire assessments have become a powerful predictor of performance, retention and job satisfaction,” said Bersin by Deloitte. “Many organizations need an integrated recruitment platform such as SmartRecruiters to deliver and manage the wide variety of assessments on the market.”

3 Things You Should Do for Faster and Better Quality Screening

This is a guest post from our marketplace partner Weirdly

Congratulations! You’ve launched your sourcing campaign, and the candidates are flooding in. But how do you manage the flood? The answer is simple: candidate screening.

The screening step is all about reducing the initial volume of candidates down to something more manageable. You can quickly and efficiently establish which candidates are worth considering for a particular role. This way, you won’t waste time wading through resumes of applicants who are not the right fit for your role.

Recruiters all screen in different ways. It often starts in the initial application process with the collection of “deal breaker” data – things like eligibility to work or a specific qualification. But lots of recruiters are STILL manually filing through resumes at this stage. Thankfully, you can use a growing number of smart screening tools that will help you filter down to a shorter qualified candidate list. You can do less manual screening, and more actual recruiting! read more…

Game-Based Assessments: Select and Engage the Best Candidates and Enhance your Brand

Candidate testing has established itself as a reliable selection tool for today’s recruiter. Thus companies everywhere are implementing them as standard practice. According to a Wall Street Journal article, “eight of the top 10 U.S. private employers now administer pre-hire tests in their job applications for some positions.” The rates of companies using such tools continues to rise. read more…

Codility + SmartRecruiters: Interview Less and Hire More Technical Talent

Hiring developers is a challenge for recruiters. Resumes do a bad job conveying a developer’s actual coding skill. And if you need to hire a lot of developers, you need to wade through a lot of bad resume data. To hire without headaches, you need a system to understand how good developers are and to arrange piles of resumes into a useful order to start your interview process. read more…

Job Interviews 2.0: Embrace the Revolution of Video Interviews

The use of video interviewing within the recruiting ecosystem has seen dramatic changes of late. The prevalence of YouTube, Facebook and Skype has made video central to  people’s lives. Now, globalization and mobile technology have boosted the need for Talent Acquisition teams to use video interviews as a screening tool instead of old fashioned phone interviews. read more…

The Rise of the Recruitment Marketplace

5 Reasons to centralize recruitment services and vendors in one place

Talent acquisition professionals typically wrestle with an unwieldy variety of systems in their war for talent. Besides core recruitment systems (often an old-fashioned ATS), they deal with job boards, video interview tools, background check vendors and candidate assessments. Using this tech menagerie is inconvenient, as they aren’t easily integrated to the ATS, all of which translates into extra clicks and duplicate data entry. read more…