Finding the right talent takes up more time and resources now than ever before. Unfortunately, average time to fill a vacancy has increased by 50% in the past five years while there has been almost no improvement on quality of hire. Too often, talent identification uses subjectivity, gut instinct and ineffective, unreliable methods.
Most recruiting executives recognise that the way they use assessment needs to change. In fact, upgrading assessment and selection capabilities is a top priority for two-thirds of recruiting leaders. Most organisations already use aptitude tests as part of their recruitment process, but this is not enough. Assessments need to enable discussions to drive business results, not just test competencies to fill a role.