BrighterMonday unveils HR tech to help firms recruit suitable employees
The Online Job place site, BrighterMonday has rolled out a recruitment technology that enables employers to select the right candidates for the job to be done through industry based assessments for each role.
The tests measure applicants’ abilities beyond what is captured on their curriculum vitae, with the assessment tool going as far as testing core competencies and hard skills required for a specific role.
BrigherMonday CEO Emmanuel Mutuma told Biztech Africa that the tests are industry specific, and are curated by experts for different job functions to test a candidate’s proficiency.
The assessments are linked to a job listing and it becomes part of the job application process.
''This means that all candidates responding to a job ad will take the assessment. Employers will then be able to view all applicants as well as their test results from the applicant tracking system (ATS),’’ Mutuma said.
He added that the decision was arrived at in order to address the underlying challenge most recruiting managers face receiving too many low quality applicants.
With this assessment, employers can now discover who has the right skills to get the job done right.
The ATS augments the assessment as a filter on the backend in a way that the hiring manager can view candidate scores alongside other filters like education and experience levels.
''This way, an employer can compare a candidate's proficiency, qualifications and experience levels at a glance,’’ Mutuma " said.
The tool is coming at the time human resource experts are grappling with high incidents of fake qualifications in the country, with certificate forgery ranking among the highest top five fraud areas in Kenya.
This has seen firms incur huge costs in operational inefficiency and retraining of ill equipped staff.
In a survey released by the Federation of Kenyan Employees (FKE) in 2018, 68 per cent of new employees take up to three months to do their job properly.
This is attributed to the time taken in the training and induction of the recruit.