With the wide usage of internet, online testing has become one of the cost effective alternatives in applicant processing. This kind of testing strategy serves a competitive advantage of business organization in quick but reliable processing of applicants. Online tests can be used to test practical knowledge and behavioral patterns, inter personal skills, intelligence and logical skills with the use of computers on line
Some of the advantages of online testing over traditional paper based testing include:
- Reduction of costs (short and long terms)
- Immediate feedback of results to user/administrator
- Flexibility in timing and location
- More reliable as less errors than chances of human errors in scoring and evaluation
- Saving office physical space requirement
- Elimination of use paper
More interactive test taking of examinee like use of flash, videos and images make questions more understandable for test takers.
For test users/administrators they have the quick ability to process applicants in on line testing as they can get test results immediately after the testing and the flexibility of their time. In short the HRD test users/administrator can leverage their strategic role in providing quick, reliable and valid testing results in the most cost effective way with the use of internet technology.