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What Are Your Hiring Resolutions for 2020?

8th January 2020

The hiring experience is changing and evolving, along with the expectations of all those involved, from the candidates and hiring managers to the recruiters themselves. Technology is empowering a new breed of recruiters and hiring managers who are strategic, savvy and supercharged in their ability to discover the right candidates for roles. With the world of recruitment evolving at such a rapid pace, it is important to think about what your recruitment resolutions are for 2020, if you want to stay ahead of the curve. here are some resolutions you might want to consider…

1. Prioritizing Candidate Experience

The reason for this is simple. Employers that are able to create an exceptional candidate to employee experience have their pick of talent. This can be a tricky one to get right, but it is worth considering that people who are satisfied with their candidate experiences are 38 percent more likely to accept a job offer.

You must consider both successful and unsuccessful candidates when trying to improve the candidate experience. Have you ever thought about how you can make your rejected candidates happy?

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Think about it for a second, for every candidate you hire, there will be many candidates disappointed they didn’t get the job. We can take care of all your rejected candidates.

By incorporating our NEW Career test at, you will improve your candidate experience and provide second to none feedback to the unsuccessful candidates. This, therefore, results in a far improved candidate experience. Take a look at the image below. This is everything we are able to offer for the unsuccessful candidates

2. Begin Hiring for Soft Skills

Within the current hiring climate, there is now a much bigger focus upon skills the candidates possess. Skills are now being dubbed the currency of the future. The specific emphasis is now upon soft skills, rather than hard skills.  To address this skills shortage, recruiters are shifting their focus to hire for the ability to adapt to changing roles in flexible organisational structures. 

As you may be aware, sometimes the best candidates may not be portrayed particularly well in their applications, as they themselves haven’t recognized their own skills and potentials. This is when psychometric testing becomes incredibly useful.

Psychometric tests are used to analyse the soft skills that people possess. They help to identify any personality traits and attributes that would support a candidate within a particular role.

The importance of Soft Skills

Between now and 2030, the demand for social and emotional skills will grow across all industries by 26% in the United States, and by 22% in Europe. While some of these skills – such as empathy – are innate, others – such as advanced communication – can be honed and taught. By focusing on these skills during the application process, by using Psychometric Assessments such as Big 5 Assessments you will be able to better evaluate whether a candidate is right for you and your company.

3. Be Strategic

The role of the hiring manager and recruiter are changing. They are becoming more tech-enabled than ever before. Therefore, they are supercharged in their ability to engage with stakeholders including hiring managers, candidates and employees.

To be strategic you must equip yourself with the right tools to choose the right people for the role. Our technology can not only enhance the recruitment process, but also free recruiters from the tedious, manual processes that hinder them. 

Often recruiters are faced with an avalanche of resumes and CVs and are required to sift through these to find the best candidates for the role. This is an archaic principle and will hopefully soon be a thing of the past. By incorporating Our Psychometric Assessments into your recruitment process you are able to gain far more in depth accurate information on your candidates, allowing you to make valid and correct decisions.


Hiring the right candidate can be a difficult and time-consuming process. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. By making resolutions for 2020, that allow you to stay ahead of the recruitment curve, you will be able to ensure you are making the right decisions for your company. Therefore, giving you the best shot at hiring candidates that will help to diversify your company and move it into the future.

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About the Author:

Nikky van Bommel is the Marketing Director for Big 5 Assessments and has worked in the Psychometric Testing industry for over 10 years. Nikky is responsible for all marketing and social media for the organisation.

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