With the help of the recently acquired Interviewed tech platform, the #1 job site has launched Indeed Assessments, a new tool for employers for evaluating on-the-job skills.
The new platform helps employers automate the screening process by allowing them to screen candidates for skills specifically related to their open jobs rather than relying on just a resume. Indeed claims this will result in faster hiring decisions and reduce bias in the hiring process.
“Resumes are not enough – they offer just one dimension of a candidate’s experience and are time consuming for hiring managers and recruiters to sift through. Assessments also helps to democratize hiring by giving job seekers an equal opportunity to showcase their qualifications when applying for jobs, so that they are able to find the right opportunities faster and easier.”
~Raj Mukherjee, SVP of Product at Indeed
With Indeed Assessments, employers can screen candidates for skills related to a variety of roles and industries including technology, sales and customer service. All assessments have been designed by psychologists and can easily be added to an employer’s Indeed job posting or sent directly to candidates. Employers can choose from over 50 pre-built assessments or can custom build their own to fit their individual hiring needs.
Assessments is currently available to U.S. employers to use for free in 2018 and can also be integrated with a number of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Learn more here and at indeed.com/assessments.
This new product is a clear sign that Indeed is moving deeper into the hiring process. They already have a “light ATS” and career site hosting. Assessments now gives them more of a one-stop shop portfolio.