Choosing the right assessment platform will ensure an unbiased and seamless end-to-end recruitment process, carrying you through selecting the right candidate through to development after hire. With this approach, companies see improved staff retention and increased job performance when they implement efficient hiring processes because the right candidate is hired for the right role the first-time round. Our work with retail bank Santander, delivered high success rates, accurately identifying 89% of high performers. As a result, a greater level of retention was forecasted due to a more accurate approach to job fit. But most importantly, assessments which aim to eliminate bias during the hiring process are helping make recruitment and selection fairer and more representative of the diversity in the workforce. By collating a series of valuable data all into one platform, it has never been easier to monitor and optimise your processes on a continuous basis, for ensured unity and fairness across the board. Having the right tools can ensure your company never misses the mark. All companies should be using this technology to mitigate unconscious bias and help turn talent pools into more diverse workplaces.
Digital assessment centres are key in going a step further for fairness. By using an objective rating criteria to ensure an unbiased outcome, your assessors can score and log all candidates against the exact same criteria in real-time. The ratings given to candidates are also logged online, which has the added benefit of guaranteed fairness for the long haul. Assessor score analysis over time means they can be studied over a period to identify whether an assessor is consistently scoring higher or lower in favour of a specific type of candidate.
At Sova we recognise that to properly address the issues surrounding inequality, employers need to actively start removing these biases from their recruitment and selection process, no matter the size of the organisation or the seniority of their employees. Whether this is by helping a multinational company remove its bias toward specific applicants in its graduate roles or helping smaller talent acquisition teams to stop making assumptions about a candidate’s skills based on their name and gender.
As the gender pay gap scandal has also highlighted, biased recruitment practices are killing diversity in the workplace; from unconscious bias to the lack of representation of women in the workforce, recruiters are failing to remove these factors when filling positions with suitable talent. After all, no one can effectively perform to their full potential if they are being unfairly judged according to gender, sexual orientation, or age. By using digital assessments, you can eliminate bias from your recruitment process and hire the best candidate for the job. Assessments provide an objective view of candidates and their skills, so you can be sure that you are making the best decision for your business. Sova’s digital assessment platform is the perfect way to reduce bias in the hiring process, allowing you to build a diverse, productive and thriving workforce. Here at Sova, our assessments are carefully tailored using years of scientifically backed data and research, coupled with smart technology, so you can be sure that your hiring decisions are based on data, not personal biases.
By taking the first step to analyse which biases may be affecting your recruitment processes, you are already on the right track to becoming a fairer and more diverse workforce! The next step is action, put a plan in place to uphaul or revamp your recruitment tech today and quickly see a long-lasting change and improvement in your job retention rates, productivity and more.