When done well, candidate assessments provide HR and hiring leaders with the insights to help understand and predict candidates’ future job performance. Poorly designed talent assessments can do more harm than good by increasing bias and driving poor-quality hiring decisions. Incorporating competency-based assessments allows decision makers to verify and objectively assess the most crucial skills a candidate requires for role success. Combining different assessment methods is more effective than relying on interviews alone. When aligned with organizational needs, assessments give candidates a realistic preview of what they can expect on the job, improving their candidate experience.