Why Unicru is hurting the hiring process
Unicru utilizes a timed multiple choice test as a means of determining employment eligibility. The multiple choice questions are in a format where you pick either 'Strongly Agree', 'Agree', 'Not Sure/Somewhat Agree', 'Disagree', or 'Strongly Disagree'. The system penalizes you for too many answers where you choose 'Strongly' as part of your answer and it also penalizes you for answers where you pick the middle answer. The system is designed to determine whether or not you contradict yourself by asking the same question twice or it asks you the same question with slightly different wording. It also utilizes generalized psychology. This test can be very difficult for people who are not used to it and is inferior to older testing methods such as a manual dexterity test, basic math and english tests, or even morality based tests. Unicru's test utilizes too much generalized psychology which is dangerous because generalizations do not apply to everyone. Unfortunately, many of the larger 'big box' companies are now using this testing method and are loosing many qualified applicants which are replaced by under-qualified applicants who know how to pass this test while lying.
Unicru's testing has allot of flaws for such an abundantly adopted test by 'big box' companies. Even though this company has been online for years, they still are not networked from one test to another. For example, If you take a Unicru test at Wal-Mart and then go to Staples, you wind up taking the exact same test all over again. The problem with this is that the whole process takes at least a half hour(the average time is 45 minutes but is reported to be more like an hour by some). This is a problem if you are applying at multiple employers using Unicru. This test discourages potential applicants who don't want to take the same lengthy test over and over again, and many people have reported avoiding places that utilize Unicru because of this. Another common complaint is that employers using Unicru tend to just tell you to go online to their website and go through the Unicru process. Applicants have reported feeling upset that they never get to talk to a manager in person about the job even if they are hiring because they get shuffled off and referred to the website.
As Co-Owner of my website development company, I would never use this system and would strongly urge against using it. Any search engine query will tell you the same thing.
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