Increase Fairness and Authenticity in Remote Hiring

Developments in recent years have led companies to recognize the benefits of moving to remote assessment methods. However, remote hiring can be challenging for both the candidates and the recruiters. How do recruiters know the person in front of the device is the person they really want to assess? How can cheating be prevented? How reliable is the data submitted? These questions have led to a significant increase in the need for remote proctoring in the assessment process. Remote proctoring simulates the role of an on-site auditor, confirms a candidates identity and thereby ensures the integrity of assessments.

At Aon, we have developed a remote proctoring solution to give you more confidence in the trustworthiness and authenticity of assessment results you receive. This solution will allow admins and recruiters to detect suspected malpractice among candidates during the assessment process.

In summary, Aon's remote proctoring solution allows you to verify that the individual completing a suite of assessments is the candidate you are intending to assess. 

Integrity & Authenticity

Gain confidence in the quality of assessment results

Reduce risk of cheating

Maximize assessment authenticity, discourage candidates from cheating

Fairness & Equity

Increase candidates' trust in the process and increase engagement

The benefits of online proctoring

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Trust the integrity and authenticity of assessment results
Confirm that the candidate who completes the assessment is the person you intended to assess. It means that you can be sure of the robustness and integrity of the assessment scores.

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Reduce risk of cheating
Candidates are aware that the selection process is being monitored. They cannot ask someone else to complete the assessment or use resources they are not permitted to access.

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Demonstrate brand-supporting fair practice
Virtual proctoring sends a clear message to candidates and potential applicants of your commitment to fairness and equity throughout the hiring process.

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Boost candidate confidence in the process
Candidates are confident that the other candidates cannot cheat in the assessment process. It reinforces the fairness of your selection progress.


How to proctor an online assessment

The typical assessment journey will include a consent page where candidates must confirm agreement to being proctored. The setting allows clients to choose if proctoring is mandatory, i.e. if candidates who have not consented will be given access to the assessments without being proctored. Following the consent agreement, candidates will be taken to a reference photo page where candidates can view the photo taken and confirm its submission. This photo acts as a baseline for comparing subsequent photos.

Candidates proceed to the assessment hub where a photo is taken during the transition from hub to instrument and, once the instrument has been completed, another photo is taken when transitioning back to the hub.

Aon’s Remote Proctoring Solutions

  • Mobile-enabled - works on mobile devices, alongside Aon's talent assessments.
  • Multiple language availability - candidate instructions about virtual proctoring are available in multiple languages.
  • Quick to set up - virtual proctoring can be activated quickly and easily, with minimal set-up time.
  • Gives you control - you decide whether candidates must accept proctoring or if they are able to opt out - and what happens next

Why remote proctoring is important

Aon wanted to better understand students' perception of proctored assessments. It carries out an internal research study based on data from over 30,000 students and reported that:
  • 6.52% of unproctored assessment participants were reported to have a moderate likelihood of 'cheating' based on the Aon's remote proctoring technology. Only 2.25% of those in a proctored assessment setting were reported this way.
  • Similarly, 0.07% of unproctored assessments were shown to have a high likelihood of 'cheating' compared to 0.02% of those in a proctored setting.
  • 19.4% of those completing unproctored tests switched away from the active test window at least once. Only 12.3% did this in the proctored assessments.
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