Finding the right candidates and matching them with the right role is at the core of HR, but it's beyond human capacity to do this without an error, merely on the basis of an individual's resume.
A resume may be full of data without any concrete information about skill-sets, making it difficult for the recruitment head to identify suitable applicants. As the world sees it, only the right skills take you places and not just the academic background. Candidates with the most appropriate skills are likely to produce the best outcomes in a particular job function. But only a technology that maps the job skills can help companies avoid the mistake of making a bad hire. After all, the cost of a bad hire is way beyond monetary.
Traditional indicators of job-skills mapping are fundamentally weak. Every year millions of students enter the job market but data available which is indicative of their employability is only piecemeal. A resume is unable to send the right signals about a candidate's skills and competencies. Lack of adequate feedback leaves candidates in a directionless puzzle.
At the same time companies continue to struggle through piles of resumes and sifting them sometimes goes beyond human capacity. HR heads especially in industries like retail and customer service, may find it exhausting to go through thousands of resumes that come in. Many times employable candidates get missed from the recruiter's purview due to weak resume signals like tier of college, tier of city among many others.
An artificial intelligence driven platform can be of help here. AI can be utilized in talking to, pre-qualifying, and
evaluating the candidates efficiently and at scale. AI powered automated recruitment mechanisms negate biases across tiers of colleges and cities and offer a standardized platform to both recruiters and candidates.
Multiple sources of data like applicant's skill-sets, personality traits, and salary preferences, can help in assessing a candidate against the job requirement. Aspiring Minds pioneers the science of matching skills to success in job roles. Aspiring Minds' flagship product, AMCAT helps predict job suitability of the candidate basis their scores.
Candidates can put their AMCAT credentials on their public profile and resumes, making it easy for prospective employers to screen them. AMCAT is India's only standardized employability test. It covers all objective parameters of evaluation including cognitive abilities, English communication skills, behavioural traits and domain or functional skills. AMCAT scores are validated basis benchmarking studies done at various companies in different sectors by Aspiring Minds. AMCAT can test candidates to find what skills are required to perform well in a job. Candidates can also be tested at the start of the training to find what prerequisite skills are needed for a given job.
Aspiring Minds has developed a validated taxonomy of more than 1100 job roles with required skills and levels. Companies can use these validated success profiles while recruiting for different jobs. AMCAT uses Artificial Intelligence to find the right test modules and score benchmark for different job roles to help companies improve organizational efficiency by 30-60 percent.