April 30th 2020

Press release: Pearson launches off-site English language test to help recruiters

Latest version of Versant test unveiled with remote monitoring built-in

Pearson, the world’s learning company, has today unveiled its Versant + Remote Monitoring test, which allows candidates to take their test at a convenient off-site location, such as at home.

Employers can benefit from the additional layers of security and verification built in with this test to ensure they hire the most suitable candidates for their organisation. 

Pearson has partnered with HirePro, a leading HR assessment solution provider with over 15 years of proctoring experience, to automatically monitor Versant testing using their specialized AI algorithms. Test sessions are monitored and recorded through HirePro’s online proctoring service, and suspicious test taker behaviours are flagged for administrators to review.

Freya Thomas Monk, Pearson SVP of English Assessment, said “Pearson is able to meet evolving customer needs with our trusted online assessments, now brought into test takers’ homes via a great quality remote monitored solution.

“Recruiters and other HR professionals have trusted Pearson’s Versant tests for over 25 years to support their recruiting processes and make effective hiring decisions.

“We are proud to have partnered up with HirePro on our new Versant + Remote Monitoring solution, which offers the reliability of the Versant English tests with the flexibility of a secure offsite testing experience. This will enable corporations to expand their talent pool and advance only the most qualified candidates.”

Pasupathi Sankaran, Chief Operating Officer, HirePro, said “We are very excited about the partnership with Pearson. This latest version of the Versant test will help employers to conduct assessments remotely with precision, enable a convenient and faster process at the same time and reduce the operational cost associated with conducting them in-person.

“In our journey of the past 15 years, we have realized the growing need for remotely monitored assessments and the present situation has led to a wider acceptance. Built by a team of experts with more than 20 patents in audio / video technologies, our assessments platform offers the test takers a superior experience and ensures automated detection and prevention of cheating.”

Versant + Remote Monitoring can be taken worldwide, with the exception of mainland China and sanctioned countries.

 

About Pearson

Pearson is the world’s learning company with more than 22,500 employees operating in 70 countries. We provide content, assessment and digital services to learners, educational institutions, employers, governments and other partners globally. We are committed to helping equip learners with the skills they need to enhance their employability prospects and to succeed in the changing world of work. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.  For further information on Versant + Remote Monitoring, as well as the wider suite of Versant tests on offer please go to www.VersantTests.com

About HirePro

HirePro is a leading technology and assessments solution provider to Government, corporates, and educational institutions. Established in 2004 and headquartered in Bengaluru, India, HirePro offers preeminent technology platform and allied services to companies that require an expert support to navigate the talent landscape. As a distinguished provider of automated selection platform and solutions, HirePro holds the prominence of a strategic partner in the talent acquisition and recruitment market today. To know more about HirePro and its offerings, please visit www.hirepro.in

For Pearson media enquiries please contact Kasia Reardon, Director of Communications, Pearson English Assessment, at kasia.reardon@pearson.com or 07702 512 312

For HirePro media enquiries please contact Jay Nair at jayakrishnan.nair@careernet.co.in