Revolutionizing Hiring: The Power of Modern Assessments


In a world that demands swift and effective candidate selection, the inefficiencies of traditional hiring processes can be a significant hurdle. However, modern psychometrics and AI-driven technologies have revolutionized the landscape of hiring assessments, offering a much-needed solution to time-consuming procedures that often slow down the recruitment cycle.

Online testing has emerged as a game-changer, offering not just flexibility and security but also the integration of cutting-edge psychometric methodologies. Companies like Assessment Systems and People Strategies are leading this revolution, providing tools and solutions that deliver smarter tests tailored to the specific needs of hiring processes.

Innovative Testing Approaches

One of the key advancements in modern assessments is computerized adaptive testing (CAT), which dynamically adjusts the difficulty of questions based on the candidate's responses. My first job out of graduate school focused on developing Aon Assessment Solution’s first CAT for logic-based reasoning, and I’m still impressed by the technology. CAT ensures a more accurate measurement of a candidate’s abilities while significantly shortening the time they spend taking the test (time-saving is something all applicants can appreciate). Multistage testing is another innovative approach that optimizes the assessment process by strategically sequencing questions to efficiently evaluate a candidate's skills and knowledge.

People Strategies’ partner is the same one I used when creating my CAT over a decade ago, Assessment Systems ( They offer various delivery options to suit diverse needs, including unproctored online testing, online proctored exams, and even test center facilities. Remote proctoring adds an extra layer of convenience for candidates, allowing them to take exams from the comfort of their homes while maintaining the integrity of the testing environment. Of course, I still use Assessment Systems for some of my most complex psychometric work. 


In conclusion, modern assessments have redefined the hiring process, offering unparalleled flexibility, efficiency, and security. With these advanced tools and technologies, organizations can streamline their recruitment efforts, shorten timelines, and trust in the integrity of their assessment results. Embracing these innovations is about staying ahead in the competitive hiring landscape and finding the right talent more accurately and reliably than ever before.

Contact us today to discuss how assessments can help shorten and strengthen your hiring process.