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Game-based assessments are gathering significant momentum as next generation psychometric measures.
Despite widespread use of psychometric assessments , a majority of organizations say they’re underwhelmed by existing solutions. Many of the available tools just seem a bit outdated and stale. Game-based assessments offer a powerful, candidate-friendly alternative to traditional assessment testing.
Game-based assessments are pre-hire assessments built as games to assess candidates’ skills in a quick and engaging experience.
Advantages of game-based assessments include:
Test-takers typically complete a game-based assessment via an app or internet browser. With digitally native Millennials and Gen Z together forecast to represent around 60% of the global workforce by 2020, recruiters ignore mobile technology at their own peril.
Game-based assessments are flexible and can be administered on a standalone basis (through an enterprise portal) or via an ATS / HRIS (through API integration). In both cases the experience is fast to complete and easy to use for candidate and highly scalable for talent acquisition teams.
Accurately and reliably predicting a job candidate’s potential is critical for an effective recruitment and selection process. In fact, the cognitive capacity of an organization’s workforce is a core contributor to its competitiveness and innovation potential.
Consistently delivering high performance and productivity in modern, knowledge-based jobs is about finding effective solutions to novel problems, dealing with changing, complex and/or ambiguous situations, and thinking clearly under pressure. In fact, intelligent candidates can often compensate for lack of relevant work experience; this is particularly true in today’s fast-evolving, tech-enabled environments .
Game-based assessments are perfectly suited for measuring these critical cognitive skills.
Gamers typically expend a high degree of cognitive resources whilst playing video and smartphone games, research has revealed. Thus, it is not surprising that games can be adapted to accurately and reliably measure cognitive abilities, as well as job-relevant personality traits. Also, their accuracy is similar (and increasingly higher!) when compared to longer and more repetitive text-based psychometrics.
Game-based assessments can accurately evaluate:
Essentially, game-based assessments provide all the benefits of traditional cognitive testing (validity, identifying top talent), with none of the downsides (stale for candidates, not optimized for mobile). It is a faster, fairer, and more engaging way to prioritize candidates than traditional long-form assessments.
The most common game-based assessments are used to assess cognitive ability, emotional intelligence, and personality. There are multiple types of game-based assessments that may evaluate the same trait or competencies, and the assessment may adapt in real-time based on performance to dynamically learn about the candidate.
A common example of a game to assess your work style and personality would show two photos and you select which is more like you. Is your desk busy or minimal? Do you prefer being surrounded by people or in your own space? By answering these types of questions, you can inform the assessment of your personality and work style.
Simulating real-life work examples is also common in game-based assessments. For a customer service role, there may be a game simulating a customer complaint, and presenting differing responses to achieve a resolution.
There is no way to cheat or trick a game-based assessment, but you can prepare.