Questionmark Releases Discounted Bundle to Help E-Commerce Businesses Meet Recruitment Demand

Online assessment provider to help companies test candidate transferable skills pre-hire

TRUMBULL, Conn.--()--Questionmark, the online assessment provider, has released a discounted bundle to help e-commerce companies recruit the right candidates to cope with increased demand. The assessment products and services on offer will enable recruiters to assess candidates pre-hire to ensure they have the skills to thrive.

The Coronavirus crisis is accelerating a trend from traditional retail to e-commerce. Forecasters predict that many of the shops that have been forced to close will never reopen.1 At the same time, online shopping is increasing.2

Displaced retail workers are searching for new opportunities. E-commerce organizations will need to make new hires to deal with increased demand. Recruiters must decide whether those with a background in traditional retail have the skills to be productive in the new environment.

Evidence suggests that many in the retail sector possess a wealth of transferable skills including computer-literacy and numeracy3. However, it cannot be assumed that these are universal. Over a quarter of current retail bosses say that their workforce does not have sufficient digital and tech skills for a fast-changing retail environment4.

The discounted bundle from Questionmark includes access to the platform, anti-cheating safeguards and support in authoring content. It will help employers assess which candidates have the relevant skills before they make the hiring decision.

Lars Pedersen, CEO of Questionmark said, “as e-commerce organizations look to expand, they would be wise to recruit people with a background in retail. But determining which individuals have the transferable skills is essential. Research shows that people lie on their CVs. Interviews are vulnerable to unconscious bias. It’s only by testing the skills of candidates before making the hiring decision that you can be sure they have what it takes to hit the ground running.”

Recruitment decisions really matter. Eight out of ten hirers admit to making poor recruitment decisions. Thirty-nine percent of them noticed the error within weeks of the candidate starting.5 By assessing staff pre-hire these risks can be managed and minimised.

Taking up the promotion

Further details can be found here.

The promotion is open to new customers and will run until the end of June 2020. E-commerce companies wishing to take up the promotion should contact Questionmark at sales@questionmark.com.

For more of the story, see the full press release here.

About Questionmark

Questionmark provides a secure enterprise-grade assessment platform and professional services to leading organizations around the world, delivered with care and unequalled expertise. Its full-service online assessment tool and professional services help customers to improve their performance and meet their compliance requirements. Questionmark enables organizations to unlock their potential by delivering assessments which are valid, reliable, fair and defensible.

Questionmark offers secure powerful integration with other LMS, LRS and proctoring services making it easy to bring everything together in one place. Questionmark's cloud-based assessment management platform offer rapid deployment, scalability for high-volume test delivery, 24/7 support, and the peace-of-mind of secure, audited U.S. and European-based data centers.

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1 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/03/29/retailers-may-never-reopen-crisis1/
2 https://www.digitalcommerce360.com/article/coronavirus-impact-online-retail/
3 https://www.detail2recruitment.com/news/article/294
4 https://recruitmentbuzz.co.uk/digital-skills-shortage-considered-the-biggest-challenge-facing-the-uk-high-street-by-1-in-4-retailers/
5 https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/long-reads/articles/how-stop-getting-hiring-wrong

Contacts

US: Kristin Bernor, head of external relations, Questionmark at Kristin.bernor@questionmark.com or 203.349.6438

UK: James Boyd-Wallis at james.boyd-wallis@fourteenforty.uk or 07793 021 607

Contacts

US: Kristin Bernor, head of external relations, Questionmark at Kristin.bernor@questionmark.com or 203.349.6438

UK: James Boyd-Wallis at james.boyd-wallis@fourteenforty.uk or 07793 021 607