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Are Pre-Hire Assessments the Solution to your Recruitment Bias?


Skills shortages and sourcing talent are the two issues that continue to preoccupy employers but many hiring teams still return to the same talent pool to recruit. Incorporating additional online tests during candidate screening can expand your candidate reach, reduce your unconscious bias and improve your hiring success.

Two common types of bias exist, namely, confirmation bias, evident in hiring from the same talent source, such as the same college or University and hiring on intuition. Making hiring decisions based on your ability to get along with a candidate risks overlooking highly qualified applicants in your pipeline.

As nearly three quarters of hiring decisions are based on the interview and retention of new hires is becoming a serious problem in the UK, evaluating candidates through additional screening tools within your ATS creates a more sustainable and effective talent management process.