Employers "moved quickly" to maintain critical business functions, with a 31% increase in assessments
New data from Questionmark, the online assessment provider, shows that global employers embraced innovation to keep critical business functions going in the face of Covid-19.
Use of Questionmark’s enterprise-grade assessment platform, which is at the heart of much training, certification, and development, rose by almost a third (31%) in 2020. Proctoring services, which guard against cheating, soared by 115%.
Several crucial business functions depend on being able to assess the skills and knowledge of workers. These include recruitment, learning and development, and onboarding new employees.
Assessments are a vital part of remote online learning and training. They track performance, which is critical to ensure everyone is up to speed, and they help improve recall.
This means they can generate reliable information on the strengths and weaknesses across teams and business functions. They show whether training programs are working. They assess whether staff are complying with policies and procedures. Measuring the skills of potential recruits before hiring them also helps make better decisions on recruitment.
Lars Pedersen, CEO of Questionmark, said: "Employers rely on real-time information about how their teams are performing. By embracing change and moving assessments online quickly, they have been able to maintain crucial business functions.
"Now is the time for them to build on that success. Moving tests and assessments online may have been an emergency measure last year. Employers are now seeing they open new opportunities and efficiencies for businesses in providing a wealth of useful data."
During 2020 Questionmark has helped customers thrive in challenging circumstances. The online assessment provider has:
Created assessment content: ready-made assessment content has helped employers assess the business skills of their people
Integrated digital badging: the platform offers digital credentials that can be shown on someone’s professional profile, email footer or social media
Questionmark has also strengthened its international presence by appointing a business development manager to support customers in Australia and New Zealand.
Notes to editors
Questionmark unlocks performance through reliable and secure online assessments.
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 offers rapid deployment, scalability for high-volume test delivery, 24/7 support, and the peace-of-mind of secure, audited U.S., Australian and European-based data centers.
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