BrighterMonday Skills Assessments Tool: Look Beyond the CV

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Hiring the right candidates can have a positive impact on employees’ morale and management in the company. A lot of funds that could be directed toward the training and development of employees can be can saved. Good hirings tend to have higher productivity and low turnover.

But in recent years, well written CVs and interviews are not the perfect gauges of the skill level of your candidates. The study conducted by HR social network shows that about 50% of candidates misrepresent, and 30% tell lies in their CVs. Job seekers can now play with the CV to match the requirement of your ad and practice enough to have a perfect interview. Their Cv will focus on what they claim they can do, but not what they can actually do. This might lead to:

  • Increased turnover
  • Financial costs
  • Curbed teamwork
  • Decreased productivity
  • Lowered reputation

This is why BrighterMonday has introduced a Skills Assessment Tool. 

What is BrighterMonday Skills Assessment Tools? 


The BrighterMonday Skills Assessment Tool is designed to test for core competencies and hard skills required for a specific role you are advertising. It helps a hiring manager to know who has the right skills to do the job. For example, if you want to hire a Marketing and Communication Manager Media Manager, you can run Marketing Fundamental tests to make sure that candidates are qualified for that specific role. 

These tests are linked to a job listing posted and it becomes part of the job application process. To complete the application, all candidates who will apply for the job you advertise will have to take a test first. Employer dashboard will display results as shown below:


How BrighterMonday Skills Assessment Works

To use the BrighterMonday Skills Assessment tool, you can start by choosing from the range of assessments according to the job function and level of expertise that match your job listing requirement.  


1. Choose Function

Choose from our selection of assessments below that match your job listing. For example, if the job function is Engineering, Sales, Transport and logistics, etc. You can also select General Assessment to assess candidates in different fields; for example English proficiency, abstract reasoning or cognitive ability. 

2. Select Experience

Then, select the desired experience level for the job listing you are advertising. It can be below 5 years or above it. 

3. Assess Candidates

Finally, the assessment will then be added to your job listing, all candidates are required to complete the assessment when applying for your job.

Remember that these tests are industry-specific and they are curated by experts for different job functions to test a candidate’s proficiency. They are excellent predictors of a candidate’s ability to perform the tasks required for the role; therefore helping you objectively pick the most capable candidates. Request a call today to learn more about this product

Mustapha Mosha
Mustapha Ally is a Community Marketing Manager at Zoom Tanzania and BrighterMonday Tanzania. He loves digital marketing social media