Recently I came across some discussion online about recruiting process. HRs normally agreed that a complete recruiting process would include:
Review and filing of all resumes
Calling and scheduling interview with desired candidates
Technical know-how short quiz/exam and psychometric testing
Initial interview by HR manager
Technical interview with department head
Background checking of successful candidates
Salary negotiation with successful candidates
Briefing of company policies and benefits
Signing of employment agreement (legal document)
Briefing employee and introduction of new employee
As a HR, you must know that if there’s something wrong with one link of the process, the whole recruiting thing would turn out to be a different result. And recently I have done some research about the exam and testing link. I found out that most HRs of minor corporate are having problems with their hunting area because of fund limit. Actually now most large enterprises were using online test in their recruiting process, especially for the busy recruitment season. This is really a good method that minor corporate can use for reference.
Online test is money saving According to authoritative analysis, the cost per hire contains six basic elements: advertising; agency fee; referral bonuses paid to employees; travel costs incurred by both recruiters and applicants; relocation cost; company recruiter cost. These six factors account for 90 percent of the costs to hire. The additional 10 percent cover miscellaneous expense items such as testing, reference checking, bonding, hiring-unit staff time, administrative support and other minor expenses.
Online test will first cut the cost to organize tests. You don’t need to gather all the candidates and hand out your test paper anymore, not even phone calls and faxed test papers. Just make the tests and publish them online for every candidate to obtain anywhere, convenient, money-saving and eco-friendly. This is just a small saving. What’s more, using online test can cut part of the travel cost. This means at the first stage of recruitment, both recruiters and applicants don’t need to travel for the basic knowledge tests. And after preliminary test, the number of qualified candidates would decline. Then the company only needs to pay for the travel costs for interview.
Online test can expand the recruiting area and guarantee the effect
You can send the address of your online tests to all the candidates. Since there’s no need to travel for a test with an unknown outcome, more persons would be willing to participate. In this way, your selecting area becomes bigger. And through the tests, you will know better about all the applicants and can choose more appropriate ones for interview.
Normally a good test maker tool can prevent online cheating. So you will know that your test results are effective. And with a good test tool, you can track the quiz results online and get a result report which clearly show you the distribution of all applicants’ scores. You don’t need to calculate the scores anymore, a saving of labor again.
A good tool make half way to success
Many big companies often would have a learning management system (LMS) for them to organize different kinds of test, not only the recruiting test but also the training tests or other internal assessments. For minor corporate that can’t afford the expensive LMS, there are test maker tools such as ProProfs, Articulate QuizMaker and Wondershare QuizCreator, etc that can meet your need.
QuizCreator has a proper price for small companies and can create rich question types. The Office-like interface and theme-based player templates can make the recruiting tests look very professional. And it get all the elements to prevent online cheating such as domain control, time control, access control, limited answer attempt, etc. It also provides a FREE Quiz Management System for you to manage all the quizzes, quiz publishers and quiz takers respectively.
Now, as more and more graduates come out to look for jobs, another busy recruitment season is beginning. Using online test to save the cost and expand your searching area, you will definitely do better in your recruiting work.