HR Avatar Pre-Employment Tests help businesses to identify the best candidates for a role by providing them with pre-hire employment tests to send out. The software is suitable for business of all sizes and can be deployed either in the cloud or on premise.
All tests in HR Avatar are designed in detail for specific jobs and are configured to accurately measure all the parameters required to contribute successfully to that job. All competencies and their significance are prepared through proper research specified in the Occupational Information Network dataset of the US Government.
HR Avatar tests measure candidates according to critical parameters such as work history, skills, knowledge, simulated job tasks, and cognitive ability. The tests are animated and include sections that judge real workplace situations along with an animated host for guiding the job applicants. Hence, prospective candidates find it like an actual job and enjoy the overall test process. The Test Score report features a 5-star rating score system along with numeric scores.
HR Avatar Pre-Employment Tests is available in 3 editions: 40 Credits, 1,000 Credits and 4,000 Credits. The software providers offer a 60 day free trial that includes 2 free tests. HR Avatar can be integrated with users' existing hiring applications and tools.
I signed up for HR Avatar, after having to terminate two people I hired for an Administrative position, because the skills they claimed to have they did not possess. HR Avatar allowed me to customize a test to determine if the candidate possessed the skills the position required.
Though at first I was skeptical of having the applicant take a test before I interviewed them, it proved to be beneficial. So many candidates did not bother to start the test, and some started and never bothered to finish (it was interesting to follow the candidate from the first time they accessed the site, or that they never even attempted to, and each time they interacted with the test site). Those that never started or did not complete the test told me all I needed to know about themselves and I was able to weed them out. It was a nice perk too, that if the candidate never started the test, that I could request my credits back, since they weren't used.
One thing that I did, which would be a beneficial addition from HR Avatar, was to email the candidate to let them know that I was sending them a test via HR Avatar, that was required to be considered for the position, including the approx. length of time it would take to complete the test. I never wanted the receiver to think it might be SPAM and disregard the test. My email letting them know what was coming seemed to me to be the extra step for the candidate to feel safe utilizing the test site, and to know to watch for the test, since we implemented a cut off date for each test to be completed.
I am happy to say that we did hire someone who completed the test, and she has been employed with us for 6 months. I would use HR Avatar again when I need to hire someone
Thanks for the feedback, Marie.
In account settings you can modify the test invitation email template that is sent to the candidate so that it contains your personalized message and signature. Contact us if you'd like us to walk you through it.
Our professional business company used these services to help narrow the field down of potential candidates as part of selection and hiring process. They have very "job-specific" simulated testing that helps to gauge skills, knowledge and even personal traits. It's a great approach to an overall "snap shot" of applicants. It saved our staff time and money that it would have required to do this task on our own. It's one thing for a perspective applicant to tell you they can perform a certain task. It's another thing to have them take the simulated testing that produces concrete and tangible evidence of their ability to actually perform those job-related tasks. The feedback from the candidates we administered the testing to, was very positive. Most had not ever seen one like it. It's not strictly a personality test, like most products out there. It's all inclusive testing tool that includes personality tendencies, job record history, "suggested" red flag areas as well as personality traits. Most test takers loved it! When I signed up to use the Avatar product, I received emails and a personal phone call from the Avatar company. They helped me to narrow done what to use for what we were specifically looking for as well as what we, as a company wanted to target in our hiring process. They were very helpful and accommodating. The ease of use of the product in choosing the tests, administering them and receiving the results was user friendly on top of it. I would highly recommend the Avatar services. We are a small firm and to have this tool helped us achieve our desired goals.
Thanks for the review!
We have used in the past for Customer Service, HR, and other technical positions. The reports are broken up into different categories which make it easy to tell where a candidate excels or needs improvement. This style of testing makes it easy to gauge computer skills. I particularly like the attention to detail score it provides. I do wish that there was some explanation in terms of how the scoring is done. There are a lot of positions I wish I could test using HR Avatar that aren't an option.
Attention to detail.
Testing computer skills.
Would be nice to have more positions available.
Robert, Thanks for your great review!
Score explanation: This is now a feature of our reports. With our summer 2016 update, we added a detailed explanation of the scoring to the end of the score report. It appears on any test reports run after that release.
Additional tests: We have over 200 tests for specific job positions. The test titles are based on the US Dept of Labor job titles, so the titles might deviate from other commonly used job titles. If you search the catalog by your job title, it usually will find the right test, but if not- let us know.
We also have 450 skills-specific tests. If there is a test you'd like to see, please let us know. We create new assessments based on market demand and we would like to hear from you.
Thanks again. -Bill
HR Avatar supports their software - The customer service here is incredible - I have always had my questions answered or my needs addressed.
The software is video interactive, simulating real life situations that a candidate could encounter. Tests may be mailed out individually or in an email blast - I have the option of sending none or multiple reminders that the link is waiting for a candidate. and I am notified as soon as candidate has completed the test. The summary is both graphically represented and has a written summary. The assessment review has great follow up questions to ask if your candidate scores in an area that is other than what you are looking for.
Some of the technical assessments were not what we needed for a particular skill-set - However, HR Avatar is very open to customizing a test for us or anyone else.
Thank you for this review Jan!
This software provides our candidates the preview of what the position is truly like and gives them more of an understanding of what will be required of them if they are hired for the position. I really like the camera feature as well so we can truly see if the candidate is taking the assessment by their self or if they have someone assisting them.
On top of receiving their overall score I wish it would say from 0-49 this candidate is not recommended, 50-74 moderate performance potential and 75- 100 high performance potential. It would make it easier to go through the a lot of assessments at one time without having to click on each one and view the scores individually.
Thank you for this review and the feedback Emily! I'll check with our product team to see if there is anything we can add to the dashboard to make it easier to spot higher potential candidates faster.
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• Tests use a whole-person approach (recommended by the U.S. Dept of Labor) to provide a better, more reliable overall measure.
• No more guessing about what kind of test you need. Each test includes measures of cognitive abilities, skills, personality, behavior and emotional intelligence.
• Test immerse candidates in simulations of job-related tasks to get a better and more fair overall measure.
• Immersing job canididates in HR Avatar simulation-based tests results in a more positive candidate experience: 92% of HR Avatar test-takers complete their tests, compared with the 75% industry average.
• Our online system works on mobile devices so you and your applicants can keep the process moving, no matter where you are.
• The detailed report helps you in the interview with expert probing questions, tailored for each candidate.
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HR Avatar offers the following pricing plans:
Starting from: US$40,00
Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription
Free Trial: Available
$40 / test administration (volume discounts available)
Subscription pricing (call)
HR Avatar offers the following features:
HR Avatar has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business
HR Avatar supports the following languages:
HR Avatar has the following pricing plans:
One Time License, Subscription
We do not have any information about what devices HR Avatar supports
HR Avatar integrates with the following applications:
ADP Workforce Now, iCIMS Recruit
HR Avatar offers the following support options:
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials