Using Predictive Analytics to Reduce Assessment Costs by 30%

November 14, 2018

Using Predictive Analytics to Reduce Assessment Costs by 30%

America’s Leading Brewing Company


Situation

A leading U.S. brewer was looking to replace its telephone-based assessment system with a more modern tool. The decade-old system was not providing a realistic preview of job expectations for candidates and HR administrators found the tool to be cumbersome to administrate.

Challenge

The company needed to transition to a modern, web-based assessment platform. The solution needed to be streamlined, time-efficient, and offer an interactive applicant experience that provided a realistic preview of the look and feel of the position, as well as represented the brand in a positive light. Additionally, they were looking for a tool that would accurately recommend the best candidates by measuring aspects critical for on-the-job performance.

Client Challenges

  • Outdated platform
  • Cumbersome tasks
  • Unrealistic preview of job expectations

After a robust fact-finding and discussion phase, the company opted for a unique approach - a simulation-based system that would leverage computer-adapted testing (CAT) technology.

This project resulted in actionable hiring insights and tangible ROI for the company:

  • 15,000 candidates have taken assessments to date
  • Assessments to date have 30% reduction in testing costs
  • Reduced time of HR spend in scheduling

Aon Solution

The Aon team conducted a thorough skills-based job analysis of more than 350 current employees in key positions and identified the most important aptitudes and skills that were required for six key job groupings.

After a robust fact-finding and discussion phase, the company opted for a unique approach — a custom simulation-based system that would leverage computer-adapted testing (CAT) technology.

Based on the skill requirements, assessments for each grouping were recommended, tested, and validated to demonstrate measurable business impact and ROL Then, the validated assessments were embedded within custom simulations to provide an engaging, realistic, branded, and streamlined candidate experience — all while measuring the applicant aptitude and skills important for success in the position. The simulations used Aon's cutting-edge immersive Prelude- platform, taking candidates through a series of realistic scenarios and challenges designed to reflect the actual work environment.

Results

Over 15,000 candidates have taken the assessment to date and it has resulted in a 30 percent reduction in testing costs while improving quality of hire. Candidates can take the assessment online at their own time, which has significantly reduced the amount of time HR spends scheduling the assessment.

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