Traditional candidate testing just doesn’t cut it anymore. Humans form first impressions and judgments just one-tenth of a second after meeting someone, and this is no different for even experienced recruiters in the context of interviews. Judgments made in the first 10 seconds of an interview can predict the result of the interview (thanks to confirmation bias, the act of forming a judgment and then attempting to confirm that this initial judgment is true).
So, don’t rely solely on the traditional interview to evaluate candidates; look at data instead. Use a psychometric test during the recruitment process to give you data-based insight, so you can make smarter hiring decisions.
These tests generally assess hard and soft skills or personality traits. However, not all tests are created equal. It’s important to use assessments which are unbiased, data-driven and effective at estimating potential job fit. Retorio’s AI tool, which performs psychometric assessments from pre-recorded candidate videos, fulfills these requirements.