Updated January 2024 with new data from Q3 2023

Hiring assessments have gone through many iterations and evolutions since the days I was using them to screen high potential hires during my recruiting days. I remember having to stop the hiring process, send candidates a separate link to create an account and complete an assessment, then bringing in an expert to help evaluate the findings and select the right hire… It was kind of a mess!

Today, assessments are increasingly enabled by artificial intelligence, streamlined for ease of use and integration with existing technologies, and focused on delivering value across hiring and even into talent management decisions. It’s a different world, that’s for sure. Plus, we see in the research that employers using assessments are able to hire more quickly and with greater confidence, which can not only affect business outcomes but also a positive candidate experience.

According to our data based on inputs from 1,000 global candidates and 1,000+ employers, assessments are playing a major role in how employers hire today, and candidates have some intriguing opinions on what they want out of assessments as well. The graphic below covers:

  • How many employers are prioritizing assessments by size
  • 4 key statistics for employers regarding assessment usage
  • 4 perspectives from candidates on hiring tests and assessments

In this infographic, we’re teasing just a few of the data points from this new research. Just like our releases of findings on employer buying priorities when it comes to talent acquisition technology and the profile of the modern candidate, we’re continuing to share new insights depicting how hiring is changing, what candidates expect, and more. All of this is leading up to the release of our major report.

If you agree that hiring is a challenge, don’t hesitate to share this graphic with your peers and colleagues in the space. This isn’t just about research–it’s about helping to illuminate a path forward using real data and practical insights. After all, a rising tide lifts all ships.

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Questions about the research or how you can use it?

See the Infographic with Key Findings