Digital interviews are top, work samples are bottom

In a new study, HR professionals rank what’s working for them and what’s not when it comes to talent assessment.
By: | October 29, 2019

When it comes to the preferences of HR managers for assessing talent, digital interviews top the charts but work samples ranked last. And despite the growing influence of modern tools for talent assessment, the majority (72%) of HR professionals prefer old-school methods such as acquired knowledge, skills and experience.

But the talent assessment market has definitely changed over the years for both employees and employers. This is one of the findings of a new report titled ‘’Changing practices in talent assessment’’ by TimesJobs. Digital interviews are becoming more popular among employers, allowing them to more objectively evaluate a candidate’s skills, personality, and aptitude.

As technology becomes more advanced, modern tools of talent assessment are creating dramatic shifts in recruitment. These new tools are predominantly being used to hire mid-level professionals and leaders at the top level of management.

The use of talent assessment tools is negligible at the lower level of management, the survey discovered. “Technology will continue to spark revolutionary changes in assessment methods and practices. As hiring activities span global markets, HR professionals will have to pay more attention to various other key segments of talent assessments,” said Sanjay Goyal, Business Head, at TimesJobs.

Surprisingly, the cost-effectiveness of a talent assessment tool was ranked last in the list of priorities.