need to ensure that they are adopting the smartest processes to
effectively identify the best candidates early.
Kevin Kerrigan, Manager Director, SHL Americas
These figures demonstrate the concern that US HR executives have
about the validity of data that is collected in the job
application and interview process. They also help to explain why
only 30% of those surveyed report that they currently use online
testing in their hiring processes.
“HR managers need to ensure that they are adopting the smartest
processes to effectively identify the best candidates early”,
said Kevin Kerrigan, Manager Director, SHL Americas. “They also
need to feel protected against the real risks of cheating and
lack of data security”. US companies are not alone in their
concerns about how to put online testing and recruitment tools
to work for them. SHL data and experience has shown that
companies around the world are looking for ways to make online
testing a part of their hiring process that they can trust.
“The tremendous advantage for companies incorporating online
testing into their processes is the substantial saving of time
and money” highlights Kerrigan, “along with, of course, the
company’s ability to quickly identify those candidates who
should move into the interview process so that they can hire the
best and brightest”.
The drawbacks of online testing identified in the survey are
verification of the test taker identity and cheating.