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Here's how to use assessment software to find the right candidate

Wednesday 05 June 2024

Finding the right candidate for an open position can be quite a challenge. You want someone with the right affinity, a solid education and, where possible, work experience within the field. Depending on the level of the position, you as an organization can spend a lot of time and effort searching for the right candidate and afterwards the subsequent interviews and onboarding. Anything that can make this process easier is welcome. That is why assessment software offers a solution within the application process.

The role of assessment software in the job application process

Filling a new position is a time-consuming task. Not only will suitable candidates have to be recruited, but then a good match will have to be found from the group of interested people. Applications are gone through, references are checked and countless conversations are held to arrive at the right match. And then the real work begins: the onboarding process. As an organization, how can you design all this as effectively and efficiently as possible?

With the help of assessment software, this process can be streamlined and become considerably more effective. By automating an important part of this procedure, recruitment becomes smarter and more efficient for both the organization and the candidates. You can also use the platform and assessment tools you deem necessary within the application process. This way, you create a valuable addition to your recruitment strategy that saves you time, effort, and money.

What is the use of assessment software?

A recruitment strategy that allows you to make significant savings sounds great, but what does this assessment software actually add? That depends entirely on what you need in order to achieve an effective selection procedure.

With assessment software you can easily test your applicants in all sorts of areas. Personality traits, competencies, preferences, work style, and level can be effectively evaluated using questionnaires and online scenarios. All these results are then combined into a clear report that immediately shows what the candidate in question has to offer.

Conducting an online assessment makes the application process considerably more efficient, but there are more benefits to be mentioned. For example, utilizing these questionnaires also provides a unique insight into the candidate's performance and skills; more than a simple interview or resume could do. Moreover, by using this software, you can easily test candidates of various backgrounds. The software is available in several languages, which is ideal for international recruitment.

Assessment software also allows you to test, better than in an interview, whether a candidate is giving socially-desirable answers. Online tools use built-in control questions to test the social desirability of answers. This makes it easier to pierce through this behavior and truly get to the heart of the candidate.

The Bridge online assessment software

In the field of online assessment software, The Bridge's software is leading the way. These testing tools have been developed by TestGroup's research and development team. They work closely with universities at home and abroad to offer tools that use the latest scientific insights and the most effective testing methods.

With The Bridge assessment software you can test your candidates on personality traits and competencies. One of the tools used for this purpose is The Bridge Personality: a very extensive personality test in which the candidate is tested on various dimensions that are relevant for their functioning in the workplace: Management, Execution, Mental, Attitude, Coping, Management, Influence, Approach, Energy, Elaboration, Support, Resilience, Dynamics, Vision, Thinking and Analysis. A comprehensive report provides insight into the scores in all these areas and, based on this, it becomes immediately clear how a candidate will fit the organization and the position.

Moreover, The Bridge's assessment software is not only indispensable during the selection procedure, but also it can offer a solution for development projects within the organization. It offers a unique insight into the competences of employees and can contribute to optimal internal job performance and job satisfaction.

This is what our satisfied customers say about us

“For Young Group, the results of The Bridge Personality tests do not only provide insights into recruitment. They are also a guideline for the long term, both for the manager and for the development of the employee.”

Anne Huijgen

Young Group