Top 32 Pre-Employment Assessment Tools [And Counting]

ORIGINAL ARTICLE  WAS PUBLISHED BY DIGITALHRTECH · SEPTEMBER 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 32 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: Harver Interview Mocha Vervoe HackerRank HireVue Pymetrics Criteria Corp AssessFirst Softfactors Xobin Interact Prevue HR Lytmus Hoops Hundred5 Athena Quotient Great People Inside Owiwi Select International HireMojo The Predictive Index Persprofile Manager TEST4U ClassMarker eSkill Traitify TalentSorter Mettl Weirdly Talview Skillmeter Psycruit Berke  

1. Harver

Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - Harver   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,, Virgin Hyperloop One, 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. 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


Top 31 Pre-employment assessment tools - HackerRank

  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 - Pymetrics

  About 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.



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 - Prevue

About 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. eSkill


Top 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 opportunites. 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. Psycruit


Top 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 ‘unrivalled’ 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 - Prevue

  About 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 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.

Before you go

There You have it, 32 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.

Author: Neelie Verlinden

Neelie Verlinden is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Digital HR Tech. She’s an experienced digital HR & HR Tech writer, speaker, and entrepreneur with an international background. She has written countless articles on all things HR technology.

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