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5 key trends impacting assessment in 2017


With the increasing influence of technology, organisations have found the need to adapt their assessment strategy accordingly. However, it seems that a large number of them have continued with traditional assessment, unclear of the alternatives that this digital world has to offer and concerned that the new processes won’t select the best people. In this article, we present you the main key trends that will shape the face of assessment in 2017.


A personal touch for an enhanced candidate experience 

New forms of engaging assessment have recently appeared – answering the demand for an enhanced candidate experience. While it seems that traditional ability testing is still largely used to sift through large volumes of candidates, some organisations are designing their assessment processes according to their values and brand. For example, the Situational Judgement Test gives you accurate answers, thanks to its configured assessment.

Going mobile 

It is essential to create a positive recruitment experience to foster brand loyalty from your candidates. With mobile searches recently overcoming desktop ones, it is now crucial and non-negotiable to offer mobile solutions to your potential employees. Millenials in particular have high expectations in terms of technology so don’t undermine your mobile presence! 

The importance of predictive analytics 

More and more organisations are linking their selection data with on-the-job performance data to draw out some predictive models for their future challenges. Predictive analytics will help you to accurately measure the relationship between your recruitment processes and your overall performance.  This type of insight can only help you hone your selection process to deliver high performing employees.

Thinking global

Associated with the rising demand of experiencing bespoke assessment processes, it seems that a more culturally sensitive approach is now needed in online assessment models. In order to provide the best recruiting experience to your candidates, it is important to be aware of models that are inspired from earlier US or UK-based research and think more globally.

Social mobility and diversity 

It has been proven that diversity and inclusion can foster innovation and performance and the assessment industry has taken actions to meet the minimum standards of legal diversity compliance. It is essential to set up a fair recruitment process- which implies that test-taking conditions will be the same for all candidates - if you want to achieve genuine balance and possess a diverse workforce.

At TMP, we are dedicated to creating assessment processes and tools according to your values and needs. If you have any questions or concerns about assessment, don’t hesitate to write to us at  and we will be more than happy to help!




Posted Wednesday 25 January 2017

Category: recruitment

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