ATLANTA, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LOMA announced the launch of its newest assessment product, SelectExpress, developed to be administered on a mobile device and to shorten the assessment process for entry-level job candidates.
SelectExpress allows recruiters, hiring managers and human resources managers to pre-screen candidates on their cognitive and soft skills, generally in less than 30 minutes. With communication and collaboration skills becoming increasingly important at every job level, this tool can be useful for positions across an organization.
According to a 2013 Bersin by Deloitte study* of HR professionals who use software programs for recruiting and hiring, nearly one-third indicate that they were most interested in a mobile app to support recruiting and applications of potential job candidates.
"Companies are looking for quicker, easier ways to assess large volumes of job candidates. SelectExpress will provide those in hiring and recruiting roles with the ability to assess candidates quickly, providing the information they need to make more timely 'go/no go' decisions," said Jeff Hasty, FLMI, ACS, senior vice president and corporate secretary at LOMA. "We are confident that our member companies in the life insurance and financial services will find SelectExpress a valuable tool for their hiring and selection processes."
The release of SelectExpress follows the recent introduction of SelectWrite™, another new assessment tool that evaluates a job candidate's ability to communicate effectively in writing. SelectWrite is different from other writing tests in that the scoring is completely automated, offering immediate reporting of results while eliminating the time, effort, and expense of training in-house graders, as well as subjectivity in scoring the applicants' responses.
*Managing Talent Through Technology: HCM Buying Trends in 2013 (May 2013)
Established in 1924, with nearly 1,200 member companies in over 80 countries, LOMA is committed to a business partnership with its worldwide members in the insurance and financial services industry to improve their management and operations through quality employee development, research, information sharing and related products and services. To find out more about LOMA and the learning opportunities it offers, visit www.loma.org.
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