How AI is amplifying pre-employment checks

Published 9 April 2024 | 3 min read

Hiring the right talent is a cornerstone of success for any business. Yet, sifting through stacks of applications to find that perfect fit can be a daunting challenge for mangers, owners, and HR.

We've all been there — application has great experience and is well presented only to be met with a candidate that differs from how they presented themselves in their resume and cover letter.

As technology evolves, candidates are leveraging AI tools to enhance their resumes and cover letters, presenting a new challenge for New Zealand employers. Identifying candidates who truly fit your company is now more difficult than ever, and as a small business with tight operations we can't afford to get it wrong.

Imagine receiving applications filled with AI-generated content that looks impressive at first glance but may not accurately represent the candidate's true abilities or personality. How do you ensure you're finding the right fit for your team amidst this digital transformation?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not just a buzzword—it's reshaping the hiring landscape. From AI-generated resumes to tailored cover letters, candidates are using technology to stand out.

How can you sift through the noise to identify the ideal match?

The short answer is by gaining an understanding of the individual skills and personality via a pre-employment check such as a psychometric test.

Our psychometric assessments focus on whether you're hiring candidates align with your organisation's values, culture, and /or job requirements.

Psychometric assessments typically go beyond resumes and cover letters, providing valuable insights into personality, emotional intelligence, and leadership potential.

Here's 3 types of assessments that EQ Consultants offer:

Personality, emotional intelligence, and leadership assessments

Gain profound insights into how candidates interact, make decisions, handle pressure, and respond to emotions. Our leadership assessments pinpoint strengths and weaknesses, tailored to your organizational context.

360 degree leadership reviews

Elevate leadership development with comprehensive feedback from management, peers, and colleagues. A vital resource for both seasoned and emerging leaders.

General & critical reasoning

Dive deep into cognitive abilities with our General Cognitive Ability Test (GCAT). Understand adaptability, learning pace, and problem-solving skills crucial for success in your roles.

While AI-driven recruitment is great and offers new efficiencies such as precise filtering between job requirements and applicant skills, human judgment still remains essential. Assessments complement technology with human insights, ensuring a holistic approach to recruitment.

Unlock the potential of your recruitment process with psychometric assessments from EQ.

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