NEW YORK, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
A new game-based assessment (GBA) - which provides a situational judgment measure of a candidate's strengths, personality and abilities, in the instant messaging style of WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger - has been launched by cut-e, the international talent and assessment specialist.
Called chatAssess, the new, customizable 6-15 minute assessment is designed to support early screening and attraction in graduate and apprentice recruitment. However the content can be tailored to suit any role, at any level.
Candidates receive incoming instant messages from different 'colleagues', with specific questions or requests for advice. In real time, they select a text message response, from predefined replies. The different colleagues will usually be facing different issues or challenges and the candidate has to prioritize the tasks and manage their commitments.
"chatAssess is the world's first psychometric communication GBA," said Dr Marinus van Driel, Director of Professional Services for cut-e US. "Unlike a standard situational judgment questionnaire, it can be customized to assess the strengths, personality and cognitive abilities required in any role, as well as a candidate's social skills, their conscientiousness and their ability to organize themselves and manage pressure. We all use instant messaging to communicate in everyday life so the format of this assessment will appeal to candidates and they'll feel comfortable using it."
Details of the context and the 'colleagues' involved in chatAssess - their challenges, the content of their messages, the answer options and when messages are triggered - can all be customized to suit a specific role. Visual material, such as graphs or charts, can be incorporated.
"chatAssess is not designed to replace personality or ability tests," said Dr van Driel. "Instead, it can be used before or alongside these assessments to enrich the selection process, by providing an additional insight into a candidate's behavior and how they're likely to react when they're faced with job-relevant scenarios. Alternatively, it can be used on a careers site to attract and inform applicants, like a Realistic Job Preview."
chatAssess can be developed in any of 40 languages. A range of reporting options can be configured and the assessment results can be integrated into an Applicant Tracking System.
For further information about chatAssess, or to request a demo, please call +1-212-935-0370 or visit http://www.us.cut-e.com/chatassess