How to transform recruitment and hiring with online testing

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Posted by Julie Delazyn

Did you know that 80 percent of employee turnover is a result of poor hiring practices? With turnover costs as high as $20,000 per exiting employee, improving the screening and testing process is a priority for every HR professional.

Online testing is making the hiring process easier and more effective. In this webinar,  “How to transform recruitment and hiring with online testing,” we’ll also share best practices and a case study from Canada Post Corporation.

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Dr. Glen Budgell, PhD and senior strategic HR advisor at Human Resource Systems Group (HRSG)

 Join us on June 14 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Click here to reserve your spot!

The webinar is designed to give you an up-close look at the latest assessment technologies. To learn more, I spoke to Dr. Glen Budgell, PhD and senior strategic HR advisor at Human Resource Systems Group (HRSG), who will be leading the session. Glen has over thirty years of experience managing the promotion, development and delivery of consulting services in the area of assessment and testing.

Here is a snippet from my conversation with Glen:

How can online testing transform recruitment and hiring?

Online testing has transformed the recruitment and hiring landscape in many ways. The days in which employers were limited to local talent is over: online tests can be administered at the click of a button to job candidates in remote regions, thereby increasing both the diversity of the talent pool and the inclusiveness of the work place. Standardized testing (whether paper-pencil or computer-based) provides job candidates with a sense of fairness in the hiring process.  When you combine this sense of fairness with an innovative online test that is both job relevant and engaging, you really “wow!” the job candidate, and that is one of our goals at HRSG: to wow our clients and their job candidates with innovative employment tests.

Online testing platforms such as Questionmark provide employers and firms like HRSG the tools to efficiently develop and deliver assessments. At HRSG, we use Questionmark to develop employment tests for our clients so that they can identify the right talent faster, and at a lower cost.

What are some best practices that are important to developing a strong assessment process?

Traditional testing best practices are always relevant, and we strongly urge our clients to conduct the required job/task analysis before choosing or building an employment test. In addition, and especially if the test is being built in house, it should be ensured that the test is both job relevant and linked to the abilities/skills identified in the job analysis.

Of course, online / computer-based testing has introduced a myriad of other challenges. Companies must ensure that the testing software they use is secure and candidate data is protected. We rely on the expertise of Questionmark to provide our clients with the required security and data protection features mandated by the ISO and ICT standards. Furthermore, we share with our client’s methods and best practices for cheating prevention and analysis, monitoring the web for leaked test content, and most importantly, providing candidate’s with technical support and accessibility features when required.

What tools will attendees walk away from the webinar with:

We’ll also discuss:

  • When to buy an off the shelf assessment when to build in house
  • How to enhance the candidate experience with online testing
  • How to develop and use innovative item types
  • Importance of candidate perceptions of online testing
  • Best practices for unproctored internet testing
  • Case study which describes best practices with high volume testing

Thank you, Glen, for taking the time to speak to us!

We look forward to seeing you at this complimentary webinar on Tuesday, June 14 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.

Click here to register and save your spot.

Winter Webinars in the UK: Questionmark Live updates and more

Posted by Chloe MendoncaChloe Mendonca

The holidays are just around the corner, but the excitement of learning continues year-round here at Questionmark!

Our free, one-hour web seminars give you the opportunity find out what’s happening in the world of online assessment and consider which tools and technologies would be most useful to you. Here’s the current line-up:

What’s New in Questionmark Live Browser-Based Authoring?

With the addition of two new item types to Questionmark Live, our browser-based authoring tool, we have two web seminars set up for you to learn about these and other changes you may have missed. Get an overview of Questionmark Live’s capabilities and all the latest new features.

  • Friday, 13th December 2013 – 3:00 PM (GMT – London)
  • Friday, 24th January 2014 – 3:00 PM (GMT – London)

Creating Assessments for Mobile Delivery

If you want some top tips on how to create assessments for mobile devices using Questionmark’s responsive design features, then don’t miss this webinar.

A report earlier this year stated that the number of smartphones, tablets, laptops and internet-capable devices would exceed the number of humans by the end of 2013 —  and that has come to pass. Mobile delivery is the way to reach people on the go. This session will help you get started.

  • Monday, 13th January 2014 – 2:00 PM (GMT – London)
  • Tuesday, 29th January 2014 – 10:30 AM (GMT – London)

Introduction to Questionmark’s Assessment Management System

For a more general overview on Questionmark’s assessment technologies join seminar, which explains and demonstrates key features and functions available in Questionmark OnDemand and Questionmark Perception. Spend an hour with a Questionmark expert learning the basics of authoring, delivering and reporting on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams.

  • Monday, 25th November 2013 – 2:30 PM (GMT – London)
  • Tuesday, 3rd December 2013 – 10:30 AM (GMT – London)
  • Thursday, 16th January 2014 – 11:00 AM (GMT – London)

Click here to choose your webinar and register online. I hope you enjoy the session you choose and if you have any questions,  reach out to us!