I have been hearing a lot about remote proctoring recently. Why is it so important for recruitment?
As the global economy becomes dominated by tech-oriented professions, applicant testing is becoming a top recruiting soſtware category. According to analysts, 2/3 of companies use pre-hire assessment tools to test the knowledge, skills, abilities and other qualifications of their candidates. Furthermore, many companies now require applicants to take tests via the Internet. It helps to mitigate the cost of hiring and is especially relevant for mass recruitment. However, this process raises some important questions:
HOW CAN WE BE CONFIDENT IN THE RESULTS OF ONLINE TESTING?
IS IT POSSIBLE TO MONITOR WHO HAS REALLY PASSED THE TEST?
HOW CAN WE BE SURE THAT THE APPLICANT DID NOT CHEAT?
Examus Proctoring Service helps to prevent cheating by ensuring the integrity of test-takers through a proprietary approach to identity management and proctoring.
As a result, only the best talent and true professionals will reach interview stage.
What is the difference of Examus from Skype (or other similar products)?
Skype and its analogues are not specialized solutions for conducting examinations or tests. These products are designed for a different purpose, without taking into account lots of special things of the process. If you compare our services with Skype — Examus is cheaper due to automation. Its productivity is much higher — we are able to exam 100 students not for 100 hours, but for ONE. In addition, Skype does not allow to monitor the desktop and the image of the webcam simultaneously. One needs additional software to record videos for detailed analysis using Skype. If we are talking about «other systems» — the comparison with each of them should be carried out individually.
How is a applicant identified by Examus?
We use several types of identification:
a) First identification by proctor – proctor checks test-taker's ID and compares ID photo with image received via web cam from applicant's laptop.
b) Dynamic identification during online-test – automatic monitoring that the face has not changed during whole exam.
c) Ex-post identification – the system records test-taker's video and a photo of his/her ID. Afterwards, our proctors or customers' proctors compare these images.
Who monitors a applicant during an exam – a person or a machine?
Automatic system supports human proctor to monitor an exam more effectively. But there are lots of options. Examus can offer over 25 types of proctoring. It depends on your goals and budget.
How many test-takers can human proctor monitor simultaneously?
It depends on customer's requirements. Usually, one proctor monitors about 6-9 people. That's possible thankful to cyber-proctor (AI & ML algorithm that analyses student's behavior and identifies main ways of cheating) support.
Can I use my staff as proctors?
It depends on a chosen package. You can monitor exams by your recruiters or we can provide you with our trained proctors.
Do I need to install any software on my server to use Examus?
No, you don't need. Test-takers install our programme on their PC by themselves.
How to calculate the cost of Examus using?
You can choose your package and multiply by the estimated number of students / hours of the exam. Contact us for more details: http://examus.info/article/integration
What software and equipment does Examus need from test-takers?
Students don't need any special devices, but just a standart laptop or PC ( not a tablet) with frontal or external webcam and microphone. Of course, they need to have an access to the Internet.
How is amount of taken tests calculated?
We make a list of taken on;ine-tests ( even if an applicant student did not turn up) and calculate overall cost for the accounting period.
Does Examus have a trial version?
Yes, there is a trial version for 50-100 online-tests in our system. We believe this number of tests is enough to see advantages of Examus and to make right decision.