Berke Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Berke

Pre-employment assessment for candidates & hiring managers

4.71/5 (21 reviews)

Berke overview

What is Berke?

Berke Assessment is a pre-employment assessment solution which provides customized assessments for evaluating the personality traits, talents, and skills of each candidate to determine their fit for a job. The software is suitable for businesses of all sizes, across a range of industries.

Berke generates custom assessments for each job profile, based on user-provided information on the most frequent activities, key tasks, and challenging aspects of each role, and analysis of high-performing existing employees in the same role. Core talents and behaviors are identified and prioritized, and an ideal range is generated to give an at-a-glance profile for the ideal candidate for the particular role. With online assessments, candidates can complete assessments from anywhere, generally in less than 1 hour. Results are immediately made available to users in job fit reports, with scores for each trait compared with the ideal range. Color-coding allows users to see each candidate’s performance at-a-glance, and multiple candidates can be compared side-to-side. Berke also provides users with insight into the potential impact of any mismatches on productivity and job performance.
www.berkeassessment.com

Pricing

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Markets

United States

Supported languages

English
Berke screenshot: Job fit reports visualize how well candidates are likely to suit the job they have applied forBerke Assessment ExperienceBerke screenshot: Candidates' overall performance and match on individual sections are color-coded using a traffic light systemBerke screenshot: Candidates' scores can also be compared side-by-side

Berke user reviews

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David D.

Great pre-hire assessment for the money

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-07-17
Review Source: Capterra

Working with them is a breeze. Their customer service to their science team are just great people and people you can trust.

Pros
Berke is great in customizing their assessment process, so my clients understand how a candidate will fill within their company.

Cons
I would like to see options for more in depth assessments.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Bill C.

Important Hiring Tool

Reviewed 2016-12-22
Review Source: Capterra

Have been using the Berke Profile and its predecessor for over fifteen years. I've change industries from homebuilding to healthcare. I continue to use the Berke with management and professional candidates. When reviewing the Berke summary with candidates they are almost always amazed at how well the profile captures their personal characteristics relating to the environment of the open position. The Berke is easy to administer and the results are provided within minutes of the candidate completing the profile. Quite of bit of helpful information is provided with the completed profile so even a more inexperienced supervisor is able to successfully work their way through the information provided. I have watched the Berke report evolve with changing workforce demographics and needs. When the Berke is used as a tool in the hiring process, and not as the criteria for a hiring decision, the discussion between candidate and company representative is extremely productive for both parties.

Pros
When I have taken the time to accurately provide a thorough job standard, the compatibility results are right on. Additionally, as I review the Berke with a candidate, it is not very far into the process before they are usually able to tell me where they are within the criteria before I discuss the actual Berke findings with them as we run through the summary report.

Cons
I really do not have any issues or suggestions for improvement. After having been involved with so many profiles I do find it easier to find the more subtle nuances in the summary. Not sure there is anything but time in service with the Berke which will bring many of those to the surface for discussion.

Response from Berke


Thank you Bill. We appreciate the feedback!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jeff L.

Title processor assessment

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-07-22
Review Source: Capterra

I cannot count on the assessments and for the price, it is completely not worth it.

Pros
Easy to email a candidate, have them take the assessment and get the results.

Cons
I find it to be inaccurate. Some of the candidates who tested high did not even come close to working out and quite a few of our best people tested as medium. Even some of our borderline medium to low candidates have really excelled while candidates who should have been better at the job according to Berke did not last 30 days.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Hannah F.

Accurate & Useable

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-11-05
Review Source: Capterra

We are increasing the data in which we use to analyze applicants. The more information we can gather, the better our decision making process is. We have been able to save time not interviewing applicants who score low and ask direct questions that help us avoid poor hiring decisions. This of course saves our team time, money, and energy.

Pros
The Berke assessment describes everyone in a positive manner, looking at behaviors and putting them in context of the job position. It adds another layer of data to our decision making process and provides questions to consider when interviewing each candidate. Each candidate (and our team) feels that the summary accurately describes them. This is a useful tool for our team leaders after the hire to know how to work best with each team member. We also like that you can send as many assessments as you like and pay a quarterly flat rate. This allows us to gather as much data as we need in order to make the best hiring decisions.

Cons
It's hard! Just kidding, but some of our applicants do get a little stressed about some of the timed sections. Even this is helpful in learning about people however.

Response from Berke


Thanks, Hannah. We are happy that Berke has helped you make more informed decisions.

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Nate S.

Huge time-saver!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-11-07
Review Source: Capterra

The customer support side has been wonderful. I know if I email them, they'll get back to me quickly and that they really want to help me be successful.

Pros
The assessments are stunningly accurate. Showing results to a spouse or colleagues usually gets uncomfortable laughter as the results are so candid and true that people can't believe it. This service saves me so much time as a hiring manager. Working in mining and dealing with a candidate base of people unfamiliar with this type of work can make finding the right person tough. I do a quick phone screen followed by the Berke Assessment (which has the value to me of 3 in-person interviews). We move directly into a site visit and job shadowing from there, and we confidently make offers next. We're completely skipping the miserable classic interview process and moving forward with good data - never needing to just trust our guts on candidates.

Cons
Does not work well with our ATS (BambooHR). I have to sign into Berke to manage candidates and also manage them separately on our ATS.

Response from Berke


Thank you! I am pleased to hear that Berke has helped you save time and helps you better get to know your candidates.

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Berke pricing

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Berke offers recurring subscription plans to suit companies whether they need to hire thousands of people or only a few. Quotes are available on request.

Berke features

Assessment Management
Performance Management
Self Service Portal

API (634 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (597 other apps)
Alerts/Notifications (588 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (425 other apps)
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Customizable Branding (393 other apps)
Data Import/Export (447 other apps)
Employee Database (517 other apps)
Employee Management (501 other apps)
Employee Profiles (417 other apps)
Mobile Access (479 other apps)
Payroll Management (388 other apps)
Recruitment Management (434 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (618 other apps)
Reporting/Analytics (881 other apps)
Third Party Integrations (501 other apps)
Training Management (417 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Berke

Key features of Berke

  • Candidate management
  • Interview management
  • Assessments
  • Internal HR
  • Applicant tracking system (ATS) integration
  • Aptitude testing
  • Personality testing
  • Customizable tests
  • Online testing
  • Candidate comparison
  • Job definition
  • Target setting
  • Analysis of current employee traits
  • Trait prioritizing
  • Customized targets
  • Pre-employment testing
  • Side-by-side candidate comparison
  • Behavior-based interview questions
  • Interview tutorials
  • Performance management
  • Side-by-side comparison of candidates
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Benefits

To create assessments, users answer questions about to job to identify the most frequent activities, key tasks, and most challenging aspects of the role.

Traits are prioritized and target ranges are generated, and candidates’ results are displayed against targets with insight into the potential impact of any mismatches on productivity and job performance.

The online assessment can be completed remotely or in the office, and generally takes less than an hour, with results sent to users in real-time.

Candidates can be compared side-by-side for the same position, and also against profiles developed from the key talents and traits of existing employees.

The Berke Profile can be used to create behavior-based interview questions, utilizing information about each candidate’s talents and personality traits.