HR Avatar Features

HR Avatar

HR software for pre-employment tests

4.59/5 (68 reviews)

HR Avatar Feature Summary

  • Numeric score and 5-star rating score
  • Develop new assessments
  • Automatically send post-test email to the candidate
  • Engaging and polished interface
  • Support corporate branding
  • Review comments on any test
  • Workforce management
  • Set user access and permission levels
  • Integrate with existing hiring process and tools
  • Volume discounts
  • Designed to support customization
  • Recruiting management
  • Applicant tracking
  • Large test catalog
  • Candidate ranking by scores

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Applicant Tracking
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Applicant Tracking
Assessment Management
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Discount Management
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HR Avatar Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about HR Avatar's features:

Frank Banfill

Don't hire anyone without HR Avatar!

2019-11-14

HR Avatar provides objective data that when combined with subjective interviews gives a much fuller picture of a candidate.

Pros

Most importantly, I've found the assessment reports to be incredibly accurate and the suggested interview questions very helpful in employee candidate selection.

Cons

Truly, no negatives with HR Avatar! It works as advertised.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thank you for your review, Frank!

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Sandy Neely

HR Avatar guides us to the right employment choices

2018-12-24

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

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


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

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Yvonne Boettger

A Valuable Resource!

2016-11-30

I have found HR Avatar to be an important part of our recruitment and selection process.

Pros

The extensive library of positions, and the detailed report of each candidate received.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


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

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Lou Marzeles

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

2017-03-08

We researched for months trying to find a testing service that would meet our needs and not cost us the proverbial arm and leg.

Pros

Ease and accuracy.

Cons

Took some time to fully discern how accurate the testing is; some of the reports aren't immediately intuitive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering HR Avatar

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

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


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

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Leah Nurik

HR Avatar Helped Us Hire Fast and with Confidence

2017-03-17

Also, the simulations mirror real world scenarios which is very helpful in evaluating potential team members.

Pros

easy, accurate, detailed reports, simulation-based whole-person approach

Cons

Difficult to find different test areas in search

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Recommendations to others considering HR Avatar

Use it - you won't be sorry.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thanks for the great feedback, Leah.

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Emily Ross

Customer Service Representative (with Emails and calls) Assessment

2018-12-18

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thank you for this review and the feedback, Emily! Thanks for the suggestion regarding score presentation. We are always looking to make the results interpretation process easier for customers and will consider your idea carefully.

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Joshua Matthew Realica

HR Avatar Review

2019-11-21

HR Avatar is very helpful in screening applicants as it can determine where applicants are having a hard time dealing with and it also shows the potential risks upon hiring the candidate.

Pros

It is also very friendly for applicants as well.

Cons

To be honest, the price for each test can be very expensive for an exam.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thank you, Joshua! We appreciate your feedback about price. Actually, our analysis shows that our prices are slightly below the middle-of-the-range for reputable competitors. Unfortunately, there are many less reputable providers who do not take sufficient care with their assessments and who tend to compete strictly on price.

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Gabriel Sheffield

Perfect Assessment Testing for Employment Candidates

2017-07-13

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thank you for your review, Gabriel! We also offer unlimited subscription pricing online. You can find more information here: https://www.hravatar.com/ta/catalog/subscriptions.xhtml

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Glenn Soliven

Great Hiring Resource!

2019-11-18

Overall I really love th HR Avatar software. We currently just use it for the Pre-Hire Personality assessments, but are looking to use it for many other positions that we hire for. It has been a great resource for our hiring managers giving them the ability to identify good candidates faster!

Pros

I love how easy it is to view the applicants test results.

Cons

We currently use Saba Jobvite and I can automate the test link for applicants, but the data cannot be put into our ATS.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thank you for your review, Glenn! We will be happy to investigate integration with Jobvite. We will be in touch!

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Suzanne Elliott

Good Value That Provides Quality Results

2019-11-13

Pros

So far the software has been a great predictor of performance for us and as a result we are budgeting to continue the service next year.

Cons

I haven't run into any issues with the software or the results and I have administered a couple dozen tests to date. Overall I really like the product.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thank you for your review, Suzanne!

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Beckie Jorgensen

Great tool!

2016-10-31

Hiring managers can easily understand the reports and really like how inclusive the tool is for each position.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thanks for your review, Beckie! -Bill

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Robert Clothier

Different Style of Testing

2016-11-21

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.

Pros

Attention to detail. Testing computer skills. Interactive style.

Cons

Would be nice to have more positions available.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


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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Todd Buffington

HR Avatar

2019-11-13

Compared to other services, HR Avatar increased my efficient and significantly reduced inefficiency so that I could focus on my team while handling onboarding tasks.

Pros

The software is generally easy to use.

Cons

Though, if I had a wish, it would be to enable the ability to limit completion via mobile and tablet devices.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thank you for your review, Todd! Do you mean that you would like to require completion on non-mobile devices or on small screen devices? That's something we have wrestled with recently. We would appreciate your thoughts.

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Susan Rademaker

HR Avatar has been a great change

2017-04-21

Our hiring managers and HR recruitment team love the detailed interview reports that are provided.

Pros

Easy to use for employers and candidates.

Cons

Nothing. Has been a positive experience!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thanks for the great review, Susan. -Bill

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Jan Byrum

HR Avatar has a lot to offer

2019-02-01

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

Pros

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thank you for this review Jan!

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Roger Heegaard

Enova Illumination

2017-03-22

The online experience was seamless, the reporting was thorough and easily understandable.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thank you for the review Roger. -Bill

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Rizza Buena

HR Avatar as Online Assessment

2019-11-21

It is overall fun and easy to take.

Pros

In HR, it is great that we can receive the result few minutes after the applicant has finished taking it.

Cons

In our company, there are applicants who cannot understand the English language.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thanks for the honest review, Rizza. Keeping up with all languages is certainly a challenge. However, we currently offer most of our assessments in Spanish as well as English. Is there another language you are looking for?

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Alexandra Mendoza

The test about the personality.

2019-11-13

My experience is awesome, I win a lot of time using the tool everyday.

Pros

If we want to accelerate the process of the recruitment across mail without a psychologist, we can use this very well.

Cons

Sometimes I think the candidate could feels stalked.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thank you for your review, Alexandra! You are probably referring to the camera feature, which we've found to be very popular with employers. We've also found that candidates don't mind being asked to have their picture taken.

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Anisia Cornwell

HR AVATAR IS AWESOME!

2017-03-16

Great service! Great results!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thanks for your review, Anisia! -Bill

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Laura Glickman

Great Recruiting Tool!

2019-11-13

Our company started using HR Avatar Assessments to assist in our recruiting process.

Pros

I like that the assessment results are easy to read and offer feedback that is easily comparable.

Cons

I wish there were more tests offered, specifically for different levels of the same position.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thank you for your review, Laura! With over 230 different positions covered, the tests are meant to span the range of abilities for that position. However, we will consider your suggestion.

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Sharon Searle

Good selection tool

2019-11-20

I use it mostly for recruitment for clients.

Pros

Detailed assessments, helpful in recruitment process

Cons

I'm never very sure if the test key has been sent or not. Have had to find work arounds to get the test key to people taking the test as they aren't receiving the email from HR Avatar.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thank you for the review, Sharon! As you know, we've implemented individual email tracking for all candidate emails sent from our system. The tracking includes an indication of when an email was opened by the candidate. We also allow you to send test keys by text message.

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Amy Carr

Well crafted tool, but LONG assessments

2019-11-13

I like the interface alot, but we have stopped using the assessments with candidates because we felt the assessments were too long for what we wanted.

Pros

Really like the way the software is set up- interactive and well designed.

Cons

We had trouble with the camera working for some of the test takers. We also found the assessments to be way too long to ask a candidate to take. The customizing of the assessments feels complicated and so the actual assessments were not always targeting what we wanted.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thank you for your review, Amy! We recognize that the tests can be lengthy, and these are not always appropriate or practical. So we recently introduced a full line of Short versions that are less than half the time of the full versions but still cover the whole person. They've been very popular. Please check them out!

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Ma. Reneth Datahan

HR Avatar Pre-Employment Assessments

2019-11-21

Breathe of fresh air for HR practitioner like me.

Pros

Ease of use, customer service, very friendly and accommodating staff and value for money.

Cons

None. Everything is very innovative and very promising.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thank you for your review, Ma. Reneth!

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Mike Collins

Amazing Service and Spot On Testing

2016-10-28

The test results were easy to evaluate and we have had excellent results with two management hires.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


Thank you for your review!
-Bill
HR Avatar

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Michael Savage

Great Pre-Employment Tests

2016-11-16

We really like that there tests simulated a real world working environment.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering HR Avatar

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.

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from HR Avatar


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

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