A lot of interviews include some kind of test for the candidate. But some companies have started testing applicants before they even set up an interview.
That’s the word from a recent article in Forbes magazine, anyway. Some employers are using in-depth tests as part of the online application process. Assessments include personality tests and skills evaluations.
In many cases, only those who pass the test are brought in to interview. In others, the candidate’s answers give HR and the hiring manager a better idea of what they should focus on in the interview. Those who use pre-interview tests say it’s improved the quality of interviewees significantly.
How about your company? What methods do you use to screen out applicants before you meet face-to-face? Let us know by leaving a comment below.