An alternative to SHL: language and soft skills ‘in-one-go’

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We switched from SHL language tests to HiringBranch and our quality went up. HiringBranch is the highest ratest vendor in our whole tech stack.
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Hiringbranch and SHL Differences

Versant by Pearson is an experienced education company offering english proficiency testing. Excellent for candidate prep, this test lacks job context for candidates. HiringBranch combines language profiency testing with soft skills testing inside job mock scenarios. Read on for more differences.
Assessment library
Tailored for every company - limitless
100+ off-the-shelf templates
Soft skills
Language proficiency skills
AI-powered open-ended questions
4X more reliable than multiple choice
Only multiple-choice
Dedicated to customer-facing role skills
Various types of roles
Dedicated success manager
includes monthly meetings
Performance benchmarks
Skills intelligence warehouse
Skills intelligence analyst services
Custom user permissions
Candidate live chat support
SOC 2 Type II-certified
Type 1 

Type 2 coming soon
No-risk pilot
All-in-one assessment
Skills gap trainings
Cognitive, behavioral, job specific assessments
SSO (Single Sign-on)
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why hiringbranch

Reasons companies choose HiringBranch over SHL

White-glove, nimble service

Get dedicated customer success and researchers working for you. A team will tailor and optimize your assessments, analyze skills data intelligence and collaborate on your business needs.

Savvy technologists and scientists

Our team of technologists were the first to go to market with AI-powered open-ended questions in assessments. You can be a part of what they build next. Your wish is their command!

White-glove, nimble service

Candidates expect mobile and they expect it to look good. As an extension of your brand, our sleek assessment and live chat support for candidates see 90%+ completion rates.
A note on price

Transparent pricing

No hidden fees. Simple volume pricing. Get a tailored assessment, service and performance improvement guaranteed.
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Migrating offer

Risk-free pilot

Prove out HiringBranch before making a decision that impacts your hiring process. Test on a batch of candidates and prove ROI.
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Does SHL guarantee a performance improvement?

We do. Gone are the days of guessing skills in an interview. Rely on technology do it for you with 99% accuracy and boost your hire quality, guranteed.

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