How should an employer go about assessing a contact centre candidate’s likelihood of succeeding in that environment, or in smaller scale customer services roles where the bulk of communications with customers take place over the phone or internet?
Candidate assessment suites designed specifically for these environments tend to focus on a blend of abilities essential to success where information is transferred verbally and at speed and personality preferences associated with team-working, maintaining high performance, following policy, dealing with difficult callers and making sales.
In recent months, we have supported employers recruiting into these roles with assessments that have included:
A comprehensive assessment of behaviours associated with success in contact centres, including those with outbound sales calls
This multimedia assessment measures key customer service competencies in a simulated call center scenario where test takers must decide how to effectively respond to callers while dealing with distractions and generating the best outcome across a variety of scenarios.
Ability testing of candidates comprehension of business English, attention to detail and numerical skills
Speed and accuracy in alpha-numeric data entry