Top 40+ Pre-Employment Assessment Tools

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Last updated: July 2020. 

More and more companies use pre-employment assessment tools to compare the critical competencies of their candidates helping them to find the best match for the job and the organization. These tools come in many different shapes and sizes, ranging from personality and skill assessments to culture fit, social skills and beyond.

In today’s article, we focus on the top 40+ providers of pre-employment assessment tools. We’ll give you their key features, tell you what’s unique about them, who’s using them and how their pricing works.

Here goes!

The pre-employment assessment tools featured in this article are:

 

 

1. Harver

Top Pre-Employment Assessment Tools

About
Harver builds AI-powered pre-employment assessment software that’s used by some of the world’s most successful brands. Harver’s proprietary AI algorithm uses data and science to help you predict the quality of hire by measuring a candidate’s aptitude, culture fit, soft skills and ability to succeed throughout their career.

What’s unique
The technology provides fully customizable hiring experiences with a wide array of assessment types. Add video, images, situational judgment games, you name it.

Used by (among others):
Netflix, Zappos.com, UIPath, KPMG

Pricing
Harver’s pricing is determined by usage (i.e. the number of assessments, number of applicants etc). The pricing varies from one company to another and is therefore available on request.

2. Interview Mocha

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Interview MochaAbout
Interview Mocha is an online skill testing solution to make pre-hire screening quick and easy for employers. Interview Mocha’s test library consists of various assessments for aptitude, coding, business skills, finance and a lot more.

What’s unique
The company’s platform has more than 1000 different skills templates that can be combined with your own questions to create a unique test.

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Use by (among others)
Gartner, CapGemini, Altran.

Pricing
Interview Mocha has various pricing models, depending on the number of users, test attempts and custom tests you want to have.

3. Vervoe

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Vervoe

About
Vervoe is an intelligent hiring platform that uncovers hidden talent through so-called Talent Trials designed by leading industry experts. Vervoe shifts the focus from deciding who to interview to deciding who performs well in the interview itself, giving everyone a chance to do so.  

What’s unique
Vervoe gives you a 360-degree view of your candidates with integrated skills and attitude testing.

Used by (among others):
Code like a girl, Markit, F45.

Pricing
Vervoe has three different pricing models based on the number of hires you do a year.

4. HackerRank

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About
HackerRank is a technology hiring platform that is the standard for assessing developer skills. The platform is used by over 1000 companies around the world and enables tech recruiters and hiring managers to objectively evaluate talent at every stage of the recruiting process.

What’s unique
One of the things that is unique about HackerRank is the fact that every 8 seconds someone around the world will complete one of the assessments on the platform.

Used by (among others)
GoDaddy, Goldman Sachs, Dell, Badoo.

Pricing
HackerRank offers a free 14-day trial and a premium version for which prices are available on request.

5. HireVue

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - HireVue

About
HireVue is a video interviewing and assessment software provider, that helps global enterprises gain a competitive advantage in the modern talent marketplace. Their software combines video interviews with predictive, validated I-O science and artificial intelligence.  

What’s unique
HireVue’s expertise in video interviewing software in combination with game-based prehire assessment,  I-O science and artificial intelligence.

Used by (among others)
Vodafone, Tiffany & Co., Qantas.

Pricing
Available on request.

6. Pymetrics

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - PymetricsAbout
Pymetrics applies proven neuroscience games and cutting-edge AI to reinvent the way companies attract, select, and retain talent. The company’s pre-employment assessment tool recommends the right person for the job while leveling the playing field for everyone.

What’s unique
An interesting feature that Pymetrics has in comparison to other pre-employment assessment tools is the fact that rejected candidates can automatically match other opportunities at other clients that use Pymetrics, hence improving the candidate experience.

Used by (among others)
Unilever, Accenture, LinkedIn, Tesla.

Pricing
Available on request.

7. Criteria Corp

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Criteria Corp

About
Criteria is a leading provider of web-based pre-employment testing services. Their testing system, HireSelect, is a SaaS (software as a service) solution that enables organizations to better manage their most important asset – their human capital. Criteria provides pre-employment assessment tools that increase the effectiveness of the employee selection and retention process.

What’s unique
Criteria focuses on developing a product that is very precise and has an innovative testing IP while delivering it in a highly accessible and user-friendly format.

Used by (among others)
US Department of Agriculture, MedUSA, Domino’s Pizza.

Pricing
Unlike (many) other testing providers, Criteria customers don’t pay a fee per test. Instead, they pay an annual fee based on the size of their organization.

8. AssessFirst

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - AssessFirst

About
AssessFirst helps companies recruit high-performing and committed employees. The company initially focused on the behavioral evaluation sector but today, they are one of the leaders in predictive recruitment based on the analysis of potential.

What’s unique
AssessFirst is available for any type of business, regardless of their size, the industry they’re operating in, and the profile you’re looking for.

Used by (among others)
AirFrance, Inditex, Olympus.

Pricing
AssessFirst has several pricing models, based on the size of your company (small, medium/large) and the number of users.

9.Softfactors

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Softfactors

About
Softfactors is a cloud-based recruiting solution that measures and compares both resumes and soft skills. The latter are an essential part of the hiring process and with Softfactor’s solution, you can use soft skills analytics to transform your recruitment process.

What’s unique
Softskills’s focus on – what’s in a name – people’s soft skills: how candidates interact with others, what motivates them, and how do they deal with conflict and uncertainty.

Used by (among others)
Nord Stream 2, Varian Medical Systems, Swiss Re.

Pricing
Available on request.

10. Xobin Interact

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Xobin Interact

 

About
Xobin Interact offers a suite of pre-employment assessment tools varying from online coding tests to general aptitude & analytical ability tests. Their software helps companies to validate job skills, shorten their time to hire and streamline their recruitment.

What’s unique
As they put it themselves: without Xobin Interact your recruitment cycle takes 160 hours, with them, it goes down to 50 hours.

Used by (among others)
Total Cloud, HCL, Taxgenie.

Pricing
Xobin Interact has various pricing models, depending on the number of test invites you want to send out a year.   

11. Prevue HR

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - PrevueAbout
Prevue HR’s three psychometric assessments, their numerous custom reports and their intuitive ATS (Applicant Tracking System) help you make objective hiring decisions, reduce turnover, and create a better fit for your teams.   

What’s unique
Prevue HR’s solution has a Motivations & Interests Assessment that measures a candidate’s ‘stickiness’. You can use this test to find out what makes a person tick and what they are interested in doing on a daily basis.

Used by (among others)
Ceasars, Martinera, London Drugs.

Pricing
Available on request.

12. Lytmus

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Lytmus

About
Lytmus is a San Francisco-based startup concentrating on the sourcing and assessment of technical talent. Their virtual, machine-based platform allows engineers to demonstrate what they know in realistic settings and provides high-signal data to potential employers.

What’s unique
The platform’s ability to administer real-world programming tests for applicants in their environment.

Used by (among others)
Pinterest, Okta, Affirm.

Pricing
Lytmus has 4 different pricing models based on the number of users and interviews.

13. Hoops

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Hoops

About
The people behind Hoops built their platform to help you connect talent to the mission and culture of your organization. They do this by delivering a personalized user experience to your candidates that attracts, engages, and advances top-performers at each stage of their employment journey.  

What’s unique
Hoops doesn’t only focus on attracting – and converting – the right candidates into employees. They also focus on building long-lasting relationships with new hires.  

Used by (among others)
McDonald’s, Bausch + Lomb, Marriott.

Pricing
Available on request.

14. Hundred5

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Hundred5

About
Hundred5 has created a skill-based hiring tool that helps companies source, screen, and hire top talent in a fraction of the time it used to take them.

What’s unique
Hundred5’s pre-employment assessment tool gives you statistics on hiring campaigns and job opening performances so you can further optimize your hiring process.

Used by (among others)
Teamweek, Toggl, Schedugram.

Pricing
Hundred5’s pricing model is results-based, meaning you can run unlimited jobs and pay when you get candidates.

15. Athena Quotient

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Athena Quotient

About
Athena Quotient’s pre-employment assessment software is based on a complex algorithm that uses advanced statistical techniques to measure judgment. Their tool is quick (less than 30 minutes) and the original work was nominated for the Nobel Prize.

What’s unique
On top of their tool, Athena offers its clients interview guidance explaining to them what to ask, where to probe, and how candidate strengths and weaknesses are identified.

Used by (among others)
Burger King, Tennessee National, Kele.

Pricing
Athena offers two pricing offers, an assessment based one if you’re hiring only a few people and a subscription-based one if you hire a lot.

16. Great People Inside

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Great People Inside

About
Great People Inside has created a platform that’s called GR8PI, a cloud-based, ‘Next Generation People Intelligence Platform’. Among other things, GR8PI enables you to identify top performers and to select the best candidates for every position while reducing hiring costs, efforts, and time.

What’s unique
GR8PI’s platform allows companies to embrace the complete lifecycle of employees: from talent acquisition and onboarding all the way to performance management.

Used by (among others)
Lukoil, Kreab, Delhaize Group.

Pricing
Available on request.

17. Owiwi

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Owiwi

About
Owiwi has created a pre-employment assessment tool in the shape of an interactive, immersive game. The game is designed to evaluate a candidate’s soft skills. Owiwi’s platform is anchored on the latest research in business psychology, psychological assessment, human resources management, and specifically the concept of gamification.  

What’s unique
Owiwi’s tool is designed to assess an applicant’s soft skills or interpersonal skills (resilience, flexibility, adaptability, decision making).

Used by (among others)
InnoVis, Planet, Titan.

Pricing
Available on request.

18. Select International

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Select International

About
Select International (recently acquired by PSI) builds easy to use assessment solutions across various areas: manufacturing, healthcare, safety, leadership, and contact centers for example.

What’s unique
On top of employee assessments and interview training, Select International also offers leadership & executive assessments.

Used by (among others)
VAM USA, Polaris, McLeod Health.

Pricing
Available on request.

19. HireMojo

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - HireMojo

About
HireMojo has built a subscription-based Hiring Automation Platform. The system uses AI, robots, big data, and analytics to help you fill jobs across your company faster, easier, and less expensively.

What’s unique
Compared to other pre-employment assessment tools, HireMojo takes things a little further. Their solution automates every step of the hiring process, from the job description and interview questions creation to screening & scoring and candidate management.  

Used by (among others)
Stanford University, American Homes, PMI.

Pricing
Available on request.

20. The Predictive Index

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - The Predictive Index

About
The Predictive Index provides companies with a suite of pre-employment assessment tools to link behavioral traits with on-the-job-performance. The results help you sort potential candidates by how well (or not) they match your respective job – and organizational – requirements.  

What’s unique
The Predictive Index has more than 60 years of science, over 6500 clients, more than 350 validity studies, and over 27 million assessments under its belt.

Used by (among others)
Gentle Giant, ExamSoft, the Granite Group.

Pricing
Available on request.

21. Persprofile Manager

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Persprofile Manager

About
Persprofile Manager is a simple, quick, and reliable tool to evaluate the social skills of your candidates, co-workers, or teams. As such, it helps you identify the right person for the job, your organization, and your team.

What’s unique
You can use Persprofil Manager to reach the best balance of various desirable but opposed factors within a single team.

Used by
Plenty of HR professionals in various industries.

Pricing
Available on request.

22. TEST4U

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - TEST4U

About
Test4u is the skills assessment software from InfoLearn. The software helps you assess the suitability of a candidate regarding his or her knowledge about widespread and/or more sophisticated applications. Test4u evaluates applicants on exercises that correspond with actual working scenarios.    

What’s unique
Test4u focuses on software skills.

Used by
Numerous (international) organizations.

Pricing
Available on request.

23. ClassMarker

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - ClassMarker

About
ClassMarker is an easy-to-use, customizable online testing solution. In other words: a Quiz maker tool that you can use for pre-employment assessments.

What’s unique
ClassMarker’s online testing service can benefit anyone from large organizations to SME’s.

Used by (among others)
Twitter, Google, Amazon.

Pricing
Class Marker has various pricing options, depending on, among other things, the number of tests taken per month.

24. eSkillTop 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - eSkill

About
eSkill provides easily customizable pre-employment assessment tests. The company’s story started in 2003 and the organization has become one of the global leaders in employment-related skill testing since.

What’s unique
eSkill focuses first on people, then on technology, and then on the name.

Used by (among others)
FedEx, Coca Cola, LG.

Pricing
eSkill provides flat-rate annual subscriptions and per-test-score package options to best fit your assessment needs.

25. Traitify

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Traitify

About
Traitify designed a machine learning algorithm that combines employee performance data and personality data to prioritize applicants who match top performers. With new batches of data, it adapts the matching to focus more on what matters for an organization.

What’s unique
Traitify’s platform goes beyond talent acquisition and steps also into recruitment marketing and employer branding.

Used by (among others)
Monster, Hyundai, VirginiaTech.

Pricing
Available on request.

26. TalentSorter

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - TalentSorter

About
TalentSorter’s pre-employment assessment tool focuses on measuring ‘best fit’. Because of the way the TalentSorter has been designed, it is able to compare the personality traits and other attributes of an individual to those of people who have been high performers in a certain role and, as a result, generate a so-called FitScore that is an accurate predictor of success.

What’s unique
TalentSorter’s FitScore.

Used by (among others)
Air Canada, P&G, Extendicare.

Pricing
Available on request.

27. Mettl

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Mettl

About
Mettl is an online assessment platform to conduct tests and measure talent. It provides content across psychometric assessments, aptitude tests, and IT/Non-IT domain tests, along with a SaaS platform to conduct secure online assessments.

What’s unique
Since 2010, Mettl has been assisting more than 1500 global companies, 24 sector skill councils, and 15 educational institutes across over 80 countries.

Used by (among others)
Microsoft, Toshiba, Autodesk.

Pricing
Mettl’s pricing model is based on the usage and features requested.

28. Weirdly

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Weirdly

About
Weirdly’s recruitment software uses a customizable quiz to rank candidates against your ideal ‘fit’ so that you can hire people that align with your organizational culture and brand values.

What’s unique
As they put it themselves: Weirdly puts your values into your recruitment process.

Used by (among others)
Xero, Publicis, Spark.

Pricing
Weirdly’s pricing is calculated based on integrations, volumes, and customization.

29. Talview

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Talview

About
Talview’s assessment technology leverage NLP, machine learning, and video analytics. Talview’s clients include many Fortune 500 companies and it has served clients across 102 countries. Globally, Talview has processed more than a million candidates to date.   

What’s unique
The company’s vision to leverage video and mobile technology to create equal career opportunities.

Used by (among others)
Amazon, Societe Generale, DHL.

Pricing
Talview’s pricing model is based on either the number of transactions, recruiter users or employees.

30. Skillmeter

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Skillmeter

 

About
Skillmeter helps recruiters measure candidate skills. Their solution ensures you’re hiring successfully by preselecting applicants based on their actual skills and knowledge.   

What’s unique
Skillmeter was designed to work for teams. As such, each team member has their own account that enables them to access Skillmeter from anywhere.

Used by (among others)
Ubisoft, Elevate, Adsquare.

Pricing
Skillmeter’s pricing is based on the number of users, candidates and the type of tests you want to have.

31. PsycruitTop 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Psycruit

 

About
Psycruit is a flexible online psychometrics platform powered by Criterion. The platform enables you to create custom assessment campaigns for your recruitment (and development) process. You can choose assessments from a comprehensive suite of online psychometric tests including ability tests, personality questionnaires, and situational judgment tests.  

What’s unique
The platform’s ‘unrivaled’ flexibility and its comprehensive range of psychometric tests.

Used by (among others)
Argos, British Gas, Virgin Care.

Pricing
Available on request.

32. Berke

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - PrevueAbout
Berke is a pre-employment assessment that uses data-driven insights to predict employee success. The customizable assessment measures personality traits and problem-solving skills. Berke helps companies select the best candidate for the job and culture.

What’s unique
Job fit scores allow you to instantly see the fit between a person and a job. Interview guides provide questions tailored to each candidate.

Used by (among others)
Great Clips, Empire Today, Ally Financial.

Pricing
Berke offers unlimited annual subscriptions, and pricing varies by customer.

33. Filtered.ai

Top Pre-Employment Assessment Tools

About
Before starting Filtered, the people behind this platform were running a data science company. They would go through thousands of resumes which was not only time-consuming but also didn’t do anything about the fact that non-technical recruiting team members didn’t know how to evaluate engineering candidates. Since the founders of Filtered didn’t see any solution out there that fit their specific needs, they decided to build their own platform.

What’s unique
The folks at Filtered feel the pain that every tech company faces: evaluating technical candidates at scale. 

Used by (among others)
Some of the world’s largest and well-known corporates. 

Pricing
There’s a Starter plan that’s free and an Enterprise plan with pricing available on request.

34. Wonderlic

Top Pre-Employment Assessment Tools

About
At Wonderlic, they are committed to developing and leveraging the fairest, best predictive science possible to ensure that every individual is treated fairly and that every organization can make objective, data-driven, and informed hiring decisions. Quite a mouth full, right? 

What’s unique
Wonderlic was in the people analytics game before it was cool, as they put it. As a result, they’ve built a vertiable machine with the most time-tested, evidence-backed, and innovative practices.  

Used by (among others)
Duracell, Scott Chevrolet, British Airways

Pricing
Available on request.

35. The Talent Games

Top Pre-Employment Assessment Tools

About
At The Talent Games, the goal is to develop a solution that transforms the recruitment experience for both companies and candidates. They want to make it easy for companies to be transparent, inclusive, and as unbiased as possible while assessing candidates using real-life simulations that closely mirror how they would do the job they’re applying for.

What’s unique
According to their Manifesto: they are (among other things) client obsessed, generous, and Talent Evangelist.

Used by (among others)
Novartis, Pakistan State Oil, Coca Cola

Pricing
Available on request.

36. Skillsarena

Top Pre-Employment Assessment Tools

About
Skillsarena has been providing Talent Tools that enable companies to select staff, develop employees, and retain valued staff since 2001. They help organizations increasing right first time employment, reducing cost or hire, and improving employee retention.   

What’s unique
Skillsarena provides unique and niche services to its customers and their products and services can be tailored to your company’s specific needs.

Used by (among others)
Edge Hill University, Secom, Aster Group

Pricing
Available on request.

37. McQuaig

McQuaig pre-employment assessment

About
McQuaig has helped organizations take the cost of uncertainty and bias out of the hiring process for over 50 years. Their platform is leveraged in more than 30 countries around the world and their pre-hire assessments predict both a candidate’s chances of success within a role and within the culture of an organization.  

What’s unique
The company has been around since 1966 which means that its tools are backed by decades of research and experience. 

Used by (among others)
Scotiabank, University of San Diego, Colliers International.

Pricing
McQuaig has various pricing plans.

38. Bryq

Bryq pre-employment assessment

About
Bryq is an assessment platform that enables companies to measure the cognitive skills and psychometric traits of people. As such, it helps companies to improve both the speed and the quality of their hiring. 

What’s unique
Bryq’s combined cognitive and psychometric pre-hire assessment allows you to accelerate and streamline your hiring process in 4 easy steps: define the job role, assess applicants in only 20′, choose based on fit and conduct meaningful interviews. 

Pricing
Bryq has three basic plans: small (99 USD a month), medium (299 USD a month) and large (499 USD a month) but custom plans are available too. 

39. Kandio

 

Kandio pre-employment assessment tool

About
Kandio was founded in 2018 by 2 Danish serial entrepreneurs. They imagined it to be an unqualified candidate’s worst nightmare while being an HR department’s best friend. Never again would it be possible for unqualified (tech) candidates to talk their way into positions they wouldn’t fit into, or have them leave only a few months into the job when either party realizes they were wrong about the hiring decision.

What’s unique
At Kandio, they pride themselves on being affordable and for everyone. They charge on a vacancy-to-vacancy basis, which ensures an affordable price even if you’ve got heaps of candidates.

Used by (among others)
Mango, Chanel, Agoda.

Pricing
Kandio offers three plans: a free one, a plan for organizations with not that many candidates ($19 per candidate), and a plan for companies that have a lot of people applying ($79 per vacancy). 

40. Hogan Assessments

pre-employment assessment tools

About
Hogan Assessments challenged decades of academic tradition and criticism to become the first to demonstrate personality’s impact on organizational success, pioneering the use of personality assessment to improve workplace performance. Grounded in more than three decades of validated research, Hogan assessments were the first to scientifically measure personality for business. 

What’s unique
Hogan’s assessment solution identifies and measures the specific characteristics your prospective talent needs for success based on job criteria and – something not many, or perhaps even no other providers can say – 30 years of industry-leading research. 

Used by (among others)
75% of the Fortune 500.

Pricing
Available on request.

41. ThriveMap

ThriveMap Pre-employment assessment

About
ThriveMap creates personalized pre-employment assessments for high volume recruiting. Their solution takes candidates through a virtual ‘day in the life’ experience of the job they’re applying for to test certain skills in real-life scenarios and ensure a fit on both sides. 

What’s unique
At ThriveMap, they pride themselves on providing customers with a pre-hire assessment that is fully customized to their specific, high volume recruiting requirements. This means personalized to their customer’s brand, roles, and culture.  

Used by (among others)
Safelite Autoglass, Dolby, Hermes. 

Pricing
Available on request. 


Before You Go

There you have it, 40+ top pre-employment assessment tools to help you find those perfect candidates. This list is by no means exhaustive though, so if you know about a tool that deserves a spot in our list, drop us an email or leave a comment below.

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