Who Uses This Software?

HR Avatar's customers include hiring managers in all industries.


Average Ratings

24 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • HR Avatar
  • www.hravatar.com
  • Founded 2009
  • United States

About HR Avatar Pre-Employment Tests

HR Avatar tests help busy managers hire people who perform better, get along with the team, and stay in the job. 200+ tests for the most popular jobs. Uses a whole-person approach to provide a detailed report of cognitive abilities, knowledge and skills, personality, emotional intelligence and risky behaviors plus a bonus interview guide. Tests also use simulations of job-related tasks that get a better result while providing higher candidate engagement. Perfect for any size business.


HR Avatar Pre-Employment Tests Features

  • Aptitude Testing
  • Candidate Comparison
  • Candidate Management
  • Customizable Tests
  • Online Testing
  • Personality Testing
  • Pre-made Test Library
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Skill Testing
  • Test Authoring
  • Workflow Management
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Recruiting Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Time & Attendance Management
  • Time Off Management

HR Avatar Pre-Employment Tests Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Using HR Avatar for hiring the right candidate

Oct 28, 2016
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I signed up for HR Avatar, after having to terminate two people I hired for an Administrative position, because the skills they claimed to have they did not possess. HR Avatar allowed me to customize a test to determine if the candidate possessed the skills the position required.

Though at first I was skeptical of having the applicant take a test before I interviewed them, it proved to be beneficial. So many candidates did not bother to start the test, and some started and never bothered to finish (it was interesting to follow the candidate from the first time they accessed the site, or that they never even attempted to, and each time they interacted with the test site). Those that never started or did not complete the test told me all I needed to know about themselves and I was able to weed them out. It was a nice perk too, that if the candidate never started the test, that I could request my credits back, since they weren't used.

One thing that I did, which would be a beneficial addition from HR Avatar, was to email the candidate to let them know that I was sending them a test via HR Avatar, that was required to be considered for the position, including the approx. length of time it would take to complete the test. I never wanted the receiver to think it might be SPAM and disregard the test. My email letting them know what was coming seemed to me to be the extra step for the candidate to feel safe utilizing the test site, and to know to watch for the test, since we implemented a cut off date for each test to be completed.

I am happy to say that we did hire someone who completed the test, and she has been employed with us for 6 months. I would use HR Avatar again when I need to hire someone

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on October 28, 2016

Thanks for the feedback, Marie.

In account settings you can modify the test invitation email template that is sent to the candidate so that it contains your personalized message and signature. Contact us if you'd like us to walk you through it.
-Bill

Great tool for small business company

Oct 28, 2016
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Our professional business company used these services to help narrow the field down of potential candidates as part of selection and hiring process. They have very "job-specific" simulated testing that helps to gauge skills, knowledge and even personal traits. It's a great approach to an overall "snap shot" of applicants. It saved our staff time and money that it would have required to do this task on our own. It's one thing for a perspective applicant to tell you they can perform a certain task. It's another thing to have them take the simulated testing that produces concrete and tangible evidence of their ability to actually perform those job-related tasks. The feedback from the candidates we administered the testing to, was very positive. Most had not ever seen one like it. It's not strictly a personality test, like most products out there. It's all inclusive testing tool that includes personality tendencies, job record history, "suggested" red flag areas as well as personality traits. Most test takers loved it! When I signed up to use the Avatar product, I received emails and a personal phone call from the Avatar company. They helped me to narrow done what to use for what we were specifically looking for as well as what we, as a company wanted to target in our hiring process. They were very helpful and accommodating. The ease of use of the product in choosing the tests, administering them and receiving the results was user friendly on top of it. I would highly recommend the Avatar services. We are a small firm and to have this tool helped us achieve our desired goals.

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on October 28, 2016

Thanks for the review!
-Bill
HR Avatar

Different Style of Testing

Nov 21, 2016
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Attention to detail.

Testing computer skills.

Interactive style.

Cons: Would be nice to have more positions available.

Overall: We have used in the past for Customer Service, HR, and other technical positions. The reports are broken up into different categories which make it easy to tell where a candidate excels or needs improvement. This style of testing makes it easy to gauge computer skills. I particularly like the attention to detail score it provides. I do wish that there was some explanation in terms of how the scoring is done. There are a lot of positions I wish I could test using HR Avatar that aren't an option.

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on November 23, 2016

Robert, Thanks for your great review!

Score explanation: This is now a feature of our reports. With our summer 2016 update, we added a detailed explanation of the scoring to the end of the score report. It appears on any test reports run after that release.

Additional tests: We have over 200 tests for specific job positions. The test titles are based on the US Dept of Labor job titles, so the titles might deviate from other commonly used job titles. If you search the catalog by your job title, it usually will find the right test, but if not- let us know.
We also have 450 skills-specific tests. If there is a test you'd like to see, please let us know. We create new assessments based on market demand and we would like to hear from you.
Thanks again. -Bill

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HR Avatar has a lot to offer

Feb 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is video interactive, simulating real life situations that a candidate could encounter. Tests may be mailed out individually or in an email blast - I have the option of sending none or multiple reminders that the link is waiting for a candidate. and I am notified as soon as candidate has completed the test. The summary is both graphically represented and has a written summary. The assessment review has great follow up questions to ask if your candidate scores in an area that is other than what you are looking for.

Cons: Some of the technical assessments were not what we needed for a particular skill-set - However, HR Avatar is very open to customizing a test for us or anyone else.

Overall: HR Avatar supports their software - The customer service here is incredible - I have always had my questions answered or my needs addressed.

Customer Service Representative (with Emails and calls) Assessment

Dec 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software provides our candidates the preview of what the position is truly like and gives them more of an understanding of what will be required of them if they are hired for the position. I really like the camera feature as well so we can truly see if the candidate is taking the assessment by their self or if they have someone assisting them.

Cons: On top of receiving their overall score I wish it would say from 0-49 this candidate is not recommended, 50-74 moderate performance potential and 75- 100 high performance potential. It would make it easier to go through the a lot of assessments at one time without having to click on each one and view the scores individually.

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on December 20, 2018

Thank you for this review and the feedback Emily! I'll check with our product team to see if there is anything we can add to the dashboard to make it easier to spot higher potential candidates faster.

HR Avatar Helped Us Hire Fast and with Confidence

Mar 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: easy,

accurate,

detailed reports,

simulation-based

whole-person approach

Cons: Difficult to find different test areas in search

Overall: We had never used standardized testing during the hiring process before we came on board with HR Avatar. As we scaled, doubling in size, we looked to solutions that would improve our success and longevity rate of our hires. HR Avatar has helped us meet those objectives, by reducing turnover and improving skill and culture fit for all types of roles across our organization. Companies that are looking for scientific and additional assurance of hires would be well suited to look at HR Avatar. It has helped our organization hire rapidly and with confidence, supporting our growth. Also, the simulations mirror real world scenarios which is very helpful in evaluating potential team members. Thanks, HR AVATAR!

Recommendations to other buyers: Use it - you won't be sorry.

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on March 17, 2017

Thanks for the great feedback, Leah.

Great Pre-Employment Tests

Nov 15, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Simulates real world environment

Easy to use

Extensive test results with interview questions

Cons: Interview questions are not always relevant to what needs to be asked

The per test model is nice if you have narrowed down the candidates but expensive if you want to test lots of people and/or test for multiple positions.

Overall: We really like that there tests simulated a real world working environment. We felt that this gave us even more confidence that if someone scored well on this test that they would also do well on the job.

Have to say deciding to administer pre-employment tests prior to conducting interviews has been by far the best HR decision I have made for our firm. Truly takes out the guess work on whether someone is a good fit for the job. We have hired our first candidate who do well on their test and will keep you posted on whether they work out or not. Thanks again HR Avatar.

Recommendations to other buyers: We narrowed down the candidates to those that we normally would have interviewed but instead administered a test prior to their interview. This enabled us to pick from the top scorers. You might be surprised at who does well and who does poorly on this test. Might have very well avoided a hiring nightmare.

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on November 16, 2016

Thanks for the review, Michael. We also offer a subscription pricing model and I'll reach out to you directly to discuss some options.

HR Avatar has been a great change

Apr 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use for employers and candidates. Results are accurate! Candidates reveal traits in the interview that were revealed in the assessment results.

Cons: Nothing. Has been a positive experience!

Overall: We researched candidate assessment vendors for a year before selecting HR Avatar. The team at HR Avatar was responsive, experts in the business, and by far, the most cost effective. The assessment is interactive and a direct reflection of the job. The candidate gets a feel for the job and we get a feel for how successful they may be in the job. Our hiring managers and HR recruitment team love the detailed interview reports that are provided. We have shared this product with other divisions of our organization who are seriously considering also using.

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on April 24, 2017

Thanks for the great review, Susan. -Bill

HR Avatar Experience

Oct 28, 2016
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: The ease of use

Cons: We didn't purchase it sooner

Overall: HR Avatar is a great program that has truly made a difference in how our company's hiring process functions. This program is so easy to use and offers such incredibly detailed feedback. I would absolutely recommend this program to other businesses.

Recommendations to other buyers: Highly recommend ALL businesses to purchase HR Avatar

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on October 28, 2016

Thank you!
-Bill
HR Avatar

Perfect Assessment Testing for Employment Candidates

Jul 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We used Wonderlic and Criteria Corp. While both are great services, HR Avatar offers easy set up and easy to read metrics. What we really like is the ability to work with HR Avatar to design custom validated tests.

Pros: This is a fantastic product that allows our recruitment firm to effectively assess our candidates for technical and "soft" skills, helping us match the perfect candidates for our clients.

Cons: You have to pay for each individual test out of the box. However, I'm not sure that's really a con because the pricing model allows for scalability and HR Avatar will customize a flat fee upon request.

Great Experience

Dec 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use; variety of tests/positions; great customer support.

Cons: I have nothing negative to comment on, but if I do not list something, this review form will not let me continue.

Overall: We have used HR Avatar Pre-Employment tests for many different positions and all were very helpful as we evaluated top candidates.

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on December 20, 2018

Thank you for sharing this Julie!

Accurate, easy, and affordable -- a small business' dream come true!

Mar 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease and accuracy.

Cons: Took some time to fully discern how accurate the testing is; some of the reports aren't immediately intuitive. But that's a very small concern.

Overall: I come from big-city experience and became the publisher of a small-town newspaper. Everything I thought I knew about effective vetting of job candidate was useless here -- the talent pool and approach to hiring are very different. We researched for months trying to find a testing service that would meet our needs and not cost us the proverbial arm and leg. HR Avatar totally fits the bill. I'm blown away by how accurate and detailed the service is, as well as the attention to detail and tools they provide to help you follow through. Customer service is fantastic. They listen and help. I can't speak highly enough of HR Avatar.

Recommendations to other buyers: Study the sample reports really thoroughly in advance. That gives you the best way to optimize your results.

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on March 08, 2017

Lou, Thank you for your review! Also, thanks for the feedback on the phone today. Based on your comments, I requested some tweaks to our score report format to help make them more intuitive. Should be live in a couple days. Let us know what you think. Thanks - Bill

Amazing Service and Spot On Testing

Oct 28, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We had a session with a representative who explained thoroughly how the HR Avatar sire works and the company philosophy pertaining to methods and results tailored to a specific job. Their list of available industry positions was impressive and we were able to find tests that matched our job descriptions. This was a pleasant surprise. The test results were easy to evaluate and we have had excellent results with two management hires. I recommend this product to any company with high quality standards.

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on October 28, 2016

Thank you for your review!
-Bill
HR Avatar

AVATAR Review

Dec 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like that the AVATAR has all the different areas of where the candidate excels and where they could use some help.

Cons: Some of the feedback that I received from our candidates was that the test was a little strange and time consuming.

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on December 21, 2018

Thank you for this review! Our simulations do make our assessments different from classic multiple choice tests, so that feedback makes sense. Our whole person tests range from 40 minutes to an hour, and that can feel like a long time. We are adding shorter options to our product line in 2019, and I will reach out to see if any of these can help as well. Thanks again!

HR Avatar guides us to the right employment choices

Dec 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This online assessment tool helps our company make better decisions on candidates. This tool enables us to compare strengths and weaknesses of candidates to ultimately make the best decision on offers of employment.

Cons: We found we needed to have a few current employees take use the assessment tool so we could get a baseline on the main positions we hire for.

Overall: HR Avatar has become a valuable tool for us and we feel it has been a contributor to increased retention rate.

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on December 26, 2018

Thank you so much for this review and feedback Sandy!
-Shoa

A Valuable Resource!

Nov 30, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The extensive library of positions, and the detailed report of each candidate received.

Overall: I have found HR Avatar to be an important part of our recruitment and selection process. The value received far exceeds the price.

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on November 30, 2016

Thank you Yvonne for your review. I'm glad to hear the Universal Banker test and Loan Officer test is working so well for you. Let us know if there's anything we can do to further assist you. -Bill

Enova Illumination

Mar 22, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We had an excellant experience with HR Avatar. The online experience was seamless, the reporting was thorough and easily understandable. And most impressive, was particularly the hands-on expertise, responsiveness and outreach by the company in assisting us and guiding us through this assessment and hiring process.

I highly recommend HR Avatar.

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on March 22, 2017

Thank you for the review Roger. -Bill

Great tool!

Oct 31, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Candidates have enjoyed the interactive experience. Hiring managers can easily understand the reports and really like how inclusive the tool is for each position. HR Avatar takes the guesswork out of having to send multiple skills tests.

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on November 01, 2016

Thanks for your review, Beckie! -Bill

Helps my startup

Mar 24, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: HR Avatar is very helpful to help me objectively compare and rate candidates. It's so easy to use, I just type in a candidate's email address and HR Avatar handles the rest. I'm a big fan!!

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on March 26, 2017

Debra - thanks for the review! - Bill

Its great!

Nov 15, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have not have much experience with HR Avatar but so far its good and have found ti very easy to use. I would recommend it.

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on November 23, 2016

Thank you, Christie, for the review! -Bill

HR AVATAR IS AWESOME!

Mar 16, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We have had an awesome expirience with HR Avatar. Great service! Great results! Much easier hiring!

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on March 16, 2017

Thanks for your review, Anisia! -Bill

The technology cutting edge assessment solution

Mar 02, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy to use and practicality of price. Very easy to use and probably the lowest available price in the market.

Cons: None so far. I believe the product is perfect and the vendor is really good.

Recommendations to other buyers: Try it. The best way to know about the product is to test it. They provide free credits to new clients.

Strong Assessment Tool

Oct 28, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Usability- user friendly. Interpretative results

Cons: nothing

Overall: We have used HR Avatar Customer Service Assessment for hiring Call Center Agents for our Financial Services-Technology Company. We found the assessment easy to disseminate to our candidates and have had a high success rate with completion. The results have been good indicators of a candidates skills and traits as applicable to the actual job. We have been able to hire top performers and avoid bad hires. Overall this assessment is an effective tool.

Recommendations to other buyers: Great indicator of success or failure

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on October 28, 2016

Thanks for your review.
-Bill

HR Avatar testing was a huge help for our HR department!

Oct 28, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, clarity of test results, very comprehensive.

Cons: Can't think of a Con - it was perfect!

Overall: HR Avatar was our company's first experience with pre-employment HR testing & it was exactly what we needed! Comprehensive results and a clear interview guide made the tests helpful for the hiring process, but also the site is very user friendly, easy to navigate, and it's an excellent value for the price! Highly recommend.

Vendor Response

by HR Avatar on October 31, 2016

Thanks for the review. We're so glad your experience has been great! -Bill