HireSelect

HireSelect

Pre-employment Testing Made Easy

4.7/5 (42 reviews)

HireSelect Overview

HireSelect is an online pre-employment testing platform that features a comprehensive suite of aptitude, skills, and personality tests. Companies of all sizes rely on our tests to get reliable, objective information on candidates.

Our tests were designed and validated by our test development team made up of psychologists and statisticians from leading universities across the US, including Harvard University, Stanford, and Penn State. The tests provide predictive results that lead to higher productivity, lower turnover, and less time and money spent in the hiring process.

HireSelect subscribers get unlimited access to all tests in addition to unlimited training and support from our dedicated support team.

Pricing

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Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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Markets

Australia, Canada, Europe, United States

Supported Languages

Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

HireSelect Reviews

Overall rating
4.7/5
95% positive reviews
33
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Poor
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Terrible
Lindsey B.

Promoter

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/04
Review Source: Capterra

Hands down I would recommend them to others looking to use the pre-employment software. The product is solid and the customer service can't be beaten.

Pros

HireSelect is a great company. Their software platform is solid and provides an invaluable resource to make hiring decisions with less risk and more insight into a candidate's capabilities and fit. My favorite part of working with them though is their customer service. It is outstanding and above and beyond the level of support I receive from any other vendors I've worked with throughout my career. They are responsive, highly competent, and very willing to make adjustments to the software that better serve our needs as customers.

Cons

They recently rolled out a new platform and there were a few technical issues that were quickly addressed (so that's not actually a problem, but another nod to their support and responsiveness). They do have one issue that they are still addressing which is that their testing services don't always work without error on Explorer or Edge internet browsers. It's a minor issue as we've simply started telling candidates to take it on another browser instead. That's the only reason for me giving them a 4 on quality, otherwise, I'm definitely a huge promoter of HireSelect.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Wade E.

Thank You HireSelect

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/09/28
Review Source: Capterra

I am the Operations Supervisor for a small power plant. We do not have a dedicated HR group. I am tasked with recruiting, reviewing resumes, pre-employment testing, interviewing, hiring, and pre-employment requirements. This is in addition to all my other duties that actual pertain to keeping the plant running and working with the 28 people in my Operations Department. HireSelect has been a huge time saver for me. I have hired 13 Operators in the past 4 years. To hire 13 Operators we went through over 100 candidates. The customer service and assistance has been great from day one. The customer service department is always available to answer any questions or explain how a feature works. There are several other features I like about HireSelect. I have recommended HireSelect to several people in a similar position as mine. They have tried the free trial and they also see the benefits of using HireSelect.

Pros

The software provides access to several tests that provide an insight into a candidates personality, thoughts, and knowledge. HireSelect also is a convenient way to sort and store a large amount of data as it relates to potential candidates.

Cons

As the software recently went through an overhaul, I have not had enough time to dedicate to learning all the new features included in the update. The core of the program is still the same just the formatting and organizing have been modified. So far the new features I have used are better than the old program.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Matthew S.

My two sense

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/09
Review Source: Capterra

It is a great way to screen people in order to see if we want to take them to the next level in the hiring process. We have learned a lot about the tests from all the applicants and from having our really good loyal employees take the test and then were able to see things that stand out and help our hiring process or Lean it out a bit.

Pros

Simplistic and ask many questions rather than just a few.

Cons

I do not like how on the EPP test in the results it says no position selected. It would be nice to see maybe how long it was taking an applicant to answer question or do the entire test to see if they are just not reading and putting zero thought into their answers or if they are diligently reading and putting thought into each question asked. I think this would help decide if an employee is rushing or is able to take their time, care and answer to the best of their ability. Right now I feel this test is a bit of a waste and does really absolutely nothing for me when there just isn't something more for me to base my decision on a stranger.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
John c S.

HireSelect is my Recruiting Partner

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/09/28
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent!

Pros

HireSelect saves me and my staff a lot of time dedicated to the recruiting process. We select the tests that are most germane to our needs and the scores rendered on those test allow us to pinpoint those applicants that are most likely to do well in our industry and environment.

Cons

So far, and we're into several years of use of this software, we have nothing to complain about. We feel very comfortable in recommending this service.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Desiree N.

Love HireSelect and their Staff

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/09
Review Source: Capterra

Perfect. Our rep has always gone above and beyond and is always accessible for questions or concerns as they arise. Same for the tech team.

Pros

I love the fact that I can email the clerical test to a candidate and not be worried about space for someone in the office taking the exam.

Cons

Personally, I liked the functionality of the software before the last update. It's still a wonderful product however, we just have to do things a little differently.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

HireSelect Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Varies by company size

HireSelect Features

  • Applicant Tracking

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Self Service
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruiting Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for HireSelect

Key features of HireSelect

  • Analytics features for filtering large applicant pools
  • Aptitude, personality and skills tests
  • Easy to understand score reports
  • Flat-rate pricing, unlimited use
  • Resume Upload and Application Delivery Capabilities
  • Robust reporting features
  • Seamlessly integration with your ATS

Benefits

HireSelect has helped our customers:

Make fewer hiring mistakes
Reduce turnover
Lower hiring and training costs
Increase productivity

GetApp Analysis

A positive company culture requires skilled, personable employees who are capable of getting along and functioning as a team. HireSelect is a cloud-based pre-employment testing service that helps businesses make smarter hiring decisions using objective measures. The platform is utilized by businesses of all sizes, from small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) to Fortune 500 companies with thousands of employees.

Rather than relying on the first impressions made during brief interviews, which are often an unreliable indicator of productivity or professional success, HireSelect offers a way for hiring managers to review candidates through online tests. These tests measure aptitude, skills, and personality, and they were designed by accomplished psychologists and statisticians from top universities.

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What is HireSelect?

HireSelect is a cloud-based solution that helps companies make better hiring decisions. It also streamlines the hiring process through aptitude, personality, and skills tests, along with advanced applicant management features. Human resources managers using HireSelect are able to upload resumes, communicate with applicants, track analytics, and gather insights on applicant test scores through the online platform.

Companies that use HireSelect should expect to see reduced employee turnover, increased workplace productivity, and increased quality in new hires. HireSelect also decreases the time it takes businesses to hire new candidates by removing the instinctual nature of the hiring process and replacing it with objective data. Hiring managers who administer HireSelect’s aptitude, personality, and skills tests for qualified applicants can expect to see increases in productivity among the candidates they hire.

Test Results

HireSelect Main Features

Customized Tests

At the core of HireSelect are a series of objective tests, created by academic psychologists and statisticians. HireSelect’s customizable tests cover three main areas: aptitude, personality, and skills. These tests have all been validated for many different job-related fields.

You can use the “Job Profiler” tool to select which tests you require a candidate to complete. HireSelect allows you to search through more than 1,100 job profiles from the U.S. Department of Labor, and it recommends specific tests based on the skills required for the jobs you’re trying to fill. As an administrator, you have the option to choose the tests you offer based on the criteria you select.

Employee Personality Profile

Remote Testing

The cloud-based nature of HireSelect means that job applicants don’t need to come into an office to take the aptitude tests a company requires. Organizations that use HireSelect are able to administer tests remotely. Or, if they prefer, they can administer tests on-site.

You can select whether you’d rather administer tests for applicants inside your office or at your applicants’ homes, and visit the “Administer Tests” module in the HireSelect platform to send testing access information to your candidates through email. If you’re interviewing multiple applicants, you have the option to expedite the process by including a link to your tests on your website or a job postings board.

Schedule

Candidate Comparisons

Hiring managers can have trouble interpreting raw scores, which is why HireSelect has gone to great lengths to develop reliable indicators for comparing test takers against one another. In addition to viewing the raw scores for each test, managers can review percentile ranks to compare how well candidates did on their tests when compared to the scores of other test takers.

Click on your candidate’s “Score Reports” for an overview of how he or she performed. Although the results of aptitude tests are fairly easy to understand, it can be more challenging to decipher the results of personality tests. In most cases, HireSelect will include percentile ranks for selected traits in its personality tests, along with an overall score that’s based on a combination of all the traits being measured through the test.

Candidate Comparison

Test Authoring

HireSelect’s tests have been designed by professionals from top academic institutions. However, there are also times when companies would like to test job applicants based on their own sets of employer-specific content. In those cases, businesses can use HireSelect’s “TestMaker” feature to create their own tests or adapt existing tests for custom uses.

Using HireSelect’s “TestMaker,” you can build your own tests to measure the knowledge of job applicants or new hires. HireSelect says that many businesses create their own tests to measure the usefulness of onboarding and training program, as well as diagnosing “retraining needs”.

Score Reports

Streamlined Hiring

HireSelect’s features work together to streamline the hiring process. In particular, the cloud-based platform functions as an advanced applicant tracking system (ATS) used to collect resumes and communicate with candidates.

Whether you use HireSelect as an adapted ATS or you integrate it into your existing ATS, the solution offers features that can expedite the time it takes to locate, evaluate, and hire qualified professionals. In addition to uploading resumes into HireSelect, you can also communicate with candidates and use analytics to objectively pinpoint the people best suited to work at your organization.

Streamlined Hiring

HireSelect Integrations

HireSelect integrates its test scheduling and results delivery into most major applicant tracking systems, including iCIMs, Hirebridge, Hyrell, Taleo/Oracle, and many others.

HireSelect Pricing

HireSelect pioneered the flat fee/subscription model for testing. HireSelect charges an annual subscription fee that allows for unlimited use of all tests. Pricing is based on the size (current headcount) of the company or the department that is using tests.

HireSelect Bottom Line

  • Helps companies make smarter hiring decisions
  • High-quality testing instruments measure aptitude, personality, and skill
  • Tests designed by academic psychologists and statisticians
  • Used by organizations in every industry
  • Integrates with most applicant tracking systems

HireSelect FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for HireSelect.

Q. What type of pricing plans does HireSelect offer?

HireSelect offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Varies by company size

Q. What are the main features of HireSelect?

HireSelect offers the following features:

  • Analytics features for filtering large applicant pools
  • Aptitude, personality and skills tests
  • Easy to understand score reports
  • Flat-rate pricing, unlimited use
  • Resume Upload and Application Delivery Capabilities
  • Robust reporting features
  • Seamlessly integration with your ATS

Q. Who are the typical users of HireSelect?

HireSelect has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

Q. What languages does HireSelect support?

HireSelect supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does HireSelect offer?

HireSelect has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does HireSelect support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices HireSelect supports

Q. What other apps does HireSelect integrate with?

HireSelect integrates with the following applications:

Ascentis, Bullhorn, HireMojo, Jobvite, Jobvite, KeldairHR, Oracle TBE, Workable, iCIMS Recruit, myStaffingPro

Q. What level of support does HireSelect offer?

HireSelect offers the following support options:

FAQs, Phone Support