Software aims to take the risk out of recruitment decisions

Human resources consultant SHL has launched a software package aimed at helping companies make more objective decisions about who they recruit. The software, called DecisionMaker, will select and administer a series of applicant tests which are dependent on the kind of job profile entered into the computer. These reports provide a candidate profile against the […]

Human resources consultant SHL has launched a software package aimed at helping companies make more objective decisions about who they recruit.

The software, called DecisionMaker, will select and administer a series of applicant tests which are dependent on the kind of job profile entered into the computer. These reports provide a candidate profile against the job, highlight potential risks, rank candidates and even recommend interview questions to probe potential problem areas.

Research at the University of Manchester Institute for Science and Technology has shown that appointments made purely on the basis of interviews have only a one in nine chance of success, while recruitment tools such as tests and questionnaires increase the success rate by a factor of six.