HR Avatar Employment Tests Software

4.68 / 5 (25)

About HR Avatar Employment Tests


HR Avatar is an online pre-employment testing software that enables recruiters and hiring managers to organize recruitment drives and make hiring decisions. The solution allows employers to evaluate various aspects of each candidate’s potential fit for an open position, such as cognitive ability, personality and knowledge base.

Once a candidate applies, recruiters can send them an off-the-shelf test created by HR Avatar, or a custom test created by the company. During the test, candidates experience a work simulation that tests skills and aptitude that are necessary to successfully perform the job. Once the candidate is done, the recruiter receives a notification with the results of the candidate’s test so they can make a decision about the applicant’s fit for the job.

HR Avatar suits small and midsize businesses that usually administer HR Avatar’s off-the-shelf job assessments. Larger organizations can also use the solution, but they usually develop their own custom assessments tests.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

25 Reviews of HR Avatar Employment Tests

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.68 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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5 stars

(19)

4 stars

(5)

3 stars

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2 stars

(1)

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October 2016

Marie from Surf Fire, Security and Safety

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2016

Using HR Avatar for hiring the right candidate

I signed up for HR Avatar, after having to terminate two people I hired for an Administrative position, because the skills they claimed to have they did not possess. HR Avatar allowed me to customize a test to determine if the candidate possessed the skills the position required. Though at first I was skeptical of having the applicant take a test before I interviewed them, it proved to be beneficial. So many candidates did not bother to start the test, and some started and never bothered to finish (it was interesting to follow the candidate from the first time they accessed the site, or that they never even attempted to, and each time they interacted with the test site). Those that never started or did not complete the test told me all I needed to know about themselves and I was able to weed them out. It was a nice perk too, that if the candidate never started the test, that I could request my credits back, since they weren't used. One thing that I did, which would be a beneficial addition from HR Avatar, was to email the candidate to let them know that I was sending them a test via HR Avatar, that was required to be considered for the position, including the approx. length of time it would take to complete the test. I never wanted the receiver to think it might be SPAM and disregard the test. My email letting them know what was coming seemed to me to be the extra step for the candidate to feel safe utilizing the test site, and to know to watch for the test, since we implemented a cut off date for each test to be completed. I am happy to say that we did hire someone who completed the test, and she has been employed with us for 6 months. I would use HR Avatar again when I need to hire someone

Response from HR Avatar of HR Avatar Employment Tests

Replied October 2016

Thanks for the feedback, Marie. In account settings you can modify the test invitation email template that is sent to the candidate so that it contains your personalized message and signature. Contact us if you'd like us to walk you through it. -Bill

October 2016

Mindy from Williams & Associates Architecture

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2016

Great tool for small business company

Our professional business company used these services to help narrow the field down of potential candidates as part of selection and hiring process. They have very "job-specific" simulated testing that helps to gauge skills, knowledge and even personal traits. It's a great approach to an overall "snap shot" of applicants. It saved our staff time and money that it would have required to do this task on our own. It's one thing for a perspective applicant to tell you they can perform a certain task. It's another thing to have them take the simulated testing that produces concrete and tangible evidence of their ability to actually perform those job-related tasks. The feedback from the candidates we administered the testing to, was very positive. Most had not ever seen one like it. It's not strictly a personality test, like most products out there. It's all inclusive testing tool that includes personality tendencies, job record history, "suggested" red flag areas as well as personality traits. Most test takers loved it! When I signed up to use the Avatar product, I received emails and a personal phone call from the Avatar company. They helped me to narrow done what to use for what we were specifically looking for as well as what we, as a company wanted to target in our hiring process. They were very helpful and accommodating. The ease of use of the product in choosing the tests, administering them and receiving the results was user friendly on top of it. I would highly recommend the Avatar services. We are a small firm and to have this tool helped us achieve our desired goals.

Response from HR Avatar of HR Avatar Employment Tests

Replied October 2016

Thanks for the review! -Bill HR Avatar

November 2016

Robert from Team 1 Plastics

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

November 2016

Different Style of Testing

We have used in the past for Customer Service, HR, and other technical positions. The reports are broken up into different categories which make it easy to tell where a candidate excels or needs improvement. This style of testing makes it easy to gauge computer skills. I particularly like the attention to detail score it provides. I do wish that there was some explanation in terms of how the scoring is done. There are a lot of positions I wish I could test using HR Avatar that aren't an option.

Pros

Attention to detail.
Testing computer skills.
Interactive style.

Cons

Would be nice to have more positions available.

Response from HR Avatar of HR Avatar Employment Tests

Replied November 2016

Robert, Thanks for your great review! Score explanation: This is now a feature of our reports. With our summer 2016 update, we added a detailed explanation of the scoring to the end of the score report. It appears on any test reports run after that release. Additional tests: We have over 200 tests for specific job positions. The test titles are based on the US Dept of Labor job titles, so the titles might deviate from other commonly used job titles. If you search the catalog by your job title, it usually will find the right test, but if not- let us know. We also have 450 skills-specific tests. If there is a test you'd like to see, please let us know. We create new assessments based on market demand and we would like to hear from you. Thanks again. -Bill

February 2019

Jan from Xtivia

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2019

HR Avatar has a lot to offer

HR Avatar supports their software - The customer service here is incredible - I have always had my questions answered or my needs addressed.

Pros

The software is video interactive, simulating real life situations that a candidate could encounter. Tests may be mailed out individually or in an email blast - I have the option of sending none or multiple reminders that the link is waiting for a candidate. and I am notified as soon as candidate has completed the test. The summary is both graphically represented and has a written summary. The assessment review has great follow up questions to ask if your candidate scores in an area that is other than what you are looking for.

Cons

Some of the technical assessments were not what we needed for a particular skill-set - However, HR Avatar is very open to customizing a test for us or anyone else.

Response from HR Avatar of HR Avatar Employment Tests

Replied March 2019

Thank you for this review Jan!

December 2018

Emily from Brittain Resorts & Hotels

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2018

Customer Service Representative (with Emails and calls) Assessment

Pros

This software provides our candidates the preview of what the position is truly like and gives them more of an understanding of what will be required of them if they are hired for the position. I really like the camera feature as well so we can truly see if the candidate is taking the assessment by their self or if they have someone assisting them.

Cons

On top of receiving their overall score I wish it would say from 0-49 this candidate is not recommended, 50-74 moderate performance potential and 75- 100 high performance potential. It would make it easier to go through the a lot of assessments at one time without having to click on each one and view the scores individually.

Response from HR Avatar of HR Avatar Employment Tests

Replied December 2018

Thank you for this review and the feedback Emily! I'll check with our product team to see if there is anything we can add to the dashboard to make it easier to spot higher potential candidates faster.

March 2017

Leah from Gabriel Marketing Group

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2017

HR Avatar Helped Us Hire Fast and with Confidence

We had never used standardized testing during the hiring process before we came on board with HR Avatar. As we scaled, doubling in size, we looked to solutions that would improve our success and longevity rate of our hires. HR Avatar has helped us meet those objectives, by reducing turnover and improving skill and culture fit for all types of roles across our organization. Companies that are looking for scientific and additional assurance of hires would be well suited to look at HR Avatar. It has helped our organization hire rapidly and with confidence, supporting our growth. Also, the simulations mirror real world scenarios which is very helpful in evaluating potential team members. Thanks, HR AVATAR!

Pros

easy,
accurate,
detailed reports,
simulation-based
whole-person approach

Cons

Difficult to find different test areas in search

Response from HR Avatar of HR Avatar Employment Tests

Replied March 2017

Thanks for the great feedback, Leah.

November 2016

Michael from Baugher Law Firm PLLC

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2016

Great Pre-Employment Tests

We really like that there tests simulated a real world working environment. We felt that this gave us even more confidence that if someone scored well on this test that they would also do well on the job. Have to say deciding to administer pre-employment tests prior to conducting interviews has been by far the best HR decision I have made for our firm. Truly takes out the guess work on whether someone is a good fit for the job. We have hired our first candidate who do well on their test and will keep you posted on whether they work out or not. Thanks again HR Avatar.

Pros

Simulates real world environment
Easy to use
Extensive test results with interview questions

Cons

Interview questions are not always relevant to what needs to be asked
The per test model is nice if you have narrowed down the candidates but expensive if you want to test lots of people and/or test for multiple positions.

Response from HR Avatar of HR Avatar Employment Tests

Replied November 2016

Thanks for the review, Michael. We also offer a subscription pricing model and I'll reach out to you directly to discuss some options.

April 2017

Susan from HCA/Parallon/Revenue Cycle/Louisville

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2017

HR Avatar has been a great change

We researched candidate assessment vendors for a year before selecting HR Avatar. The team at HR Avatar was responsive, experts in the business, and by far, the most cost effective. The assessment is interactive and a direct reflection of the job. The candidate gets a feel for the job and we get a feel for how successful they may be in the job. Our hiring managers and HR recruitment team love the detailed interview reports that are provided. We have shared this product with other divisions of our organization who are seriously considering also using.

Pros

Easy to use for employers and candidates. Results are accurate! Candidates reveal traits in the interview that were revealed in the assessment results.

Cons

Nothing. Has been a positive experience!

Response from HR Avatar of HR Avatar Employment Tests

Replied April 2017

Thanks for the great review, Susan. -Bill

March 2019

Jan from www.worldcare.org

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

2.0

Functionality

3.0

March 2019

Review from someone who took the test

It was laughable. The only people who will benefit from this software are people who are not willing to take responsibility for evaluating the candidates they hire. If any future company tells me that I have to take this test, I will tell them I am no longer interested - and why. And, I'll bet HRAvatar won't keep this up on their website .

Pros

I only liked the essay portion. That part was good because it made me think and offered me an opportunity to show that I have a brain, know how to write a coherent sentence, and can write an effective story that is also captivating.

Cons

As someone who has 30+ years hiring people in six for-profits companies and four nonprofit organizations, using the HR Avatar Employment Test sure takes the pressure of of hiring personnel to do their job effectively. I took the test last night, and felt that part of it was fairly effective. However, it was far too long and the Excel portion did not seem to be working at all. When I tried to click on what I absolutely knew was the right answer, it would't take my answer. Other parts seemed to be testing how much you could remember about some rather random HR questions and business situations.

Response from Shoa of HR Avatar Employment Tests

Replied March 2019

Hello, thank you for your feedback, and we are glad you enjoyed the essay portion and I'm sorry you only found part of the test fairly effective. You are correct in that the tests are designed to help hiring managers and recruiters with their decision-making and making the process more objective. The tests also give applicants a chance to demonstrate their attention to detail and problem solving skills. I'm very sorry to hear you had trouble with an Excel portion. We take applicant experience quite seriously. If you could contact our support email (support@hravatar.com) we would appreciate it so our tech team can investigate. Thank you again for the feedback!

October 2016

Pamela from Greensky Trade Credit, LLC

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money