Testing & assessment

Employers test and assess potential recruits and employees for activities such as recruitment and selection, training and development, career guidance and team building. Psychometric testing is one common form of assessment.


Firms accused of ‘university snobbery’ in graduate recruitment

One fifth (22%) of prestigious Russell Group university graduates have yet to secure a full-time job, compared to 30% of...

Seven ways to create an awesome candidate experience

10 Sep 2019

Despite many employers making efforts to improve their candidate experience, some still fall short on the simplest aspects. Lee Biggins,...

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Automation and AI: HR directors must keep a finger on machine learning

5 Sep 2019

Using AI to recruit and retain employees is hugely advantageous in terms of establishing a holistic and cost-effective process, but it's vital that HR directors should retain full control.

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Guide to inclusive recruitment

30 Jul 2019

PROMOTED | Inclusion is a key issue for any recruitment professional, but how can you make sure your business is doing all it can to attract, and retain, a wide-range of talent?

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Recruitment: how overconfidence can suppress social mobility

21 May 2019

Confidence may be a welcome attribute in a job applicant but overconfidence, suggests new research, can drive inequalities, stifle social...

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Why ‘talent’ is no longer a useful term for business

16 May 2019

As the requirements for future leaders change, is it time to do away with the concept of focusing only on a select few?

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How chatbots improved Yodel’s candidate experience

30 Apr 2019

Introducing chatbots for recruitment has helped slash candidate drop-out rates and average time to hire at delivery firm Yodel. How has this been achieved?

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Neurodiversity: Creating a supportive working environment

29 Mar 2019

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Week, employers should be thinking about creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for neurodiverse...

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Half of job candidates sold an ‘unrealistic dream’

27 Mar 2019

Research from pre-hire assessment start-up ThriveMap has shown that 48% of employees have left a role because it wasn’t what...

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2019 RAD Awards shortlist unveiled

20 Nov 2018

The shortlist for the 2019 RAD Awards, which celebrate the brightest and bravest in recruitment advertising, has been announced.
The...

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Doctor practised medicine for 22 years without qualification

19 Nov 2018

The qualifications of around 3,000 foreign doctors in the UK are being checked after it emerged a woman practised psychiatry...

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Two in five hired into jobs not suited to their personality

29 Oct 2018

Two in five people are being hired into roles which they discover they do not have the right soft skills...

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Five ways blockchain could change the face of HR

19 Mar 2018

If you haven’t heard of blockchain, perhaps you’ve heard of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that uses its technology? Sam Fletcher of...

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Upwardly mobile: Why phones are now first choice for assessment

16 Mar 2018

With changing candidate preferences, smartphone assessment has become the top priority for employers, says Richard Justenhoven...

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Slow feedback putting off job applicants

2 Feb 2018

Lengthy hiring practices and slow feedback from potential employers are among the biggest frustrations for jobseekers.
According to a poll...

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