New Delhi: A survey of recruitment professionals from 361 corporations has revealed that 36% prefer face to face interviews to online delivery methods while 50% of them have no intention of using online assessments for hiring. These professionals have questioned the capacity of the online recruitment process especially when it comes to authenticating or ensuring the credibility of the candidate taking the examination.
The India Online Assessments Report 2014-15, prepared by Mettl Inc., in collaboration with Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), on the basis of a survey of recruitment of professionals from 361 corporations across IT/ITeS, Financial Services, Retail, Manufacturing, Retail and Banking sectors presents current and future assessment trends. Current and planned use of online assessments, spliced by different corporate applications. It has been observed that nearly 53% of the respondents employ online assessments for Training and Development and 27% plan to do so, 50% of those surveyed neither do nor plan to use online assessments for External Hiring.
“The Online Assessments report not only uncovers many ‘symptoms’ and rising trends, but probes deeper to arrive at the reasons that drive such statistics. A veritable pool of incisive insights that HR professionals and recruiters will find indispensable to refine their roadmap this year”, said Tonmoy Shingal, COO, Mettl Inc.
Ms. Achal Khanna, CEO, SHRM India Operations, said, “Organizations are increasingly realizing the importance and effectiveness of online assessment tools and most of them are using these tools for employee engagement and training. However, we also discovered from survey results that online assessment tools are yet to find favour with most organizations in their pre-hiring process. I believe organizations need to select candidates with the right attitude and behavioural traits so that they seamlessly fit into the company’s culture and turn out to be a high performer. It is here that online assessment tools can play a critical role in the pre-hiring stage.”