Live video interviewing and psychometric tests are the most used online testing techniques among recruiters as part of the selection process.
Video interviewing and psychometric tests
According to the FIRM’s Annual Membership Survey 2021 of 360 recruiters, over 50% use live video interviewing and psychometric tests – with personality/aptitude/situational judgement tests used by between a quarter and a third. Video interviewing is used consistently across all segments, those with the largest budget and those with an increase in hires are more likely to use more of the more popular methods. Those that have seen an increase in hires are much more likely to use asynchronous video interview. There have been variations since last year – but there has been a huge rise in the use of Live Video Interviewing (and a small rise for asynchronous too), is the conclusion of the FIRM.
Few AI bots
On the other hand, the survey found that there is currently very little enthusiasm for using bots in recruiting talent. Currently, there is very little uptake for using bots throughout the attraction and selection process, but some consideration. For example, as many as 76% say they do not use bots for candidate engagement, as shown here. On the contrary, the organizations with more budget are using artificial intelligence in the form of bots more.
About The FIRM
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