What Is Criteria?

Criteria is an assessment company dedicated to helping organizations make better talent decisions using objective, multidimensional data. By combining leading-edge data science with rigorous validation backed by I/O psychologists, we provide the most precise assessments available. Our suite of assessments is the most comprehensive on the market, covering aptitude, personality, emotional intelligence, and more to provide the most robust picture of talent.

Who Uses Criteria?

Whether you're an enterprise who needs to scale your assessment program, or you're a small business who has been burned for the last time by bad hires, we're here to help you build the best workforce.

Criteria Details

Criteria Corp

Founded in 2006

Criteria pricing

Starting Price:

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  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

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Pricing plans get a free trial

Criteria Details

Criteria Corp

Founded in 2006

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Support

  • FAQs/Forum
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Features of Criteria

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Background Screening
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Careers Page
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Onboarding
  • HR Management
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Management
  • Job Posting
  • Jobs Board
  • Onboarding
  • Pipeline Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Resume Database
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Resume Storage
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Recruiting
  • Tagging
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Email Reminders
  • Feedback Management
  • Individualized Assessments
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Application Management
  • Learning Management
  • Multi-User Collaboration
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Pre-Employment Testing
  • Proctoring
  • Progress Reports
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Library
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scoring
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Single Sign On
  • Skill Testing
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Template Management
  • Test/Quiz Creation
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Video Support
  • Visual Analytics
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Benefits Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • HR Management
  • Job Application Management
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Succession Planning
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Aptitude Testing
  • Assessment Management
  • Automatic Grading
  • Background Screening
  • Candidate Comparison
  • Candidate Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Library
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customizable Tests
  • Data Visualization
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Profiles
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Management
  • Jobs Board
  • Multi-Language
  • Online Tests
  • Performance Management
  • Personality Testing
  • Personalization
  • Pre-Employment Testing
  • Pre-made Test Library
  • Question Library
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Skills Assessment
  • Skills Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Templates
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Video Support
  • Visual Analytics
  • Workflow Management

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  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Assessment Management
  • Background Screening
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Boolean Search
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Candidate Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Internal Chat Integration
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Application Management
  • Job Management
  • Job Posting
  • Job Requisition
  • Jobs Board
  • Mobile Access
  • Onboarding
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reference Checking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Database
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Self Service Portal
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Recruiting
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Assessment Management
  • Background Screening
  • Career Development
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Email Management
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HR Management
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Interview Scheduling
  • Job Application Management
  • Jobs Board
  • Learning Management
  • Onboarding
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resume Parsing
  • Self Service Portal
  • Skills Assessment
  • Social Media Integration
  • Succession Planning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews of Criteria

Read all 78 reviews

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by score

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Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
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  • >1,001
Gina L.
Gina L.
VP HR in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Real Estate, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Easy to do business with!

5 4 months ago

Comments: As the title clearly states - they are easy to do business with! They are communicative from the selling process to the ongoing management of our account. We have bi-annual check meetings with our account rep. When we experience challenges, we have quick turn-around times and do not struggle for long.

Pros:

As we have moved to more remote work, I'm so glad that we implemented this software at the start of 2020. It took almost a year to review assessment providers, and almost all of them were missing something. Criteria had it all! On top of the great product, the service and the pricing have been phenomenal. We also are very excited when there are additional assessments added. Now that we are through the brunt of the pandemic, we will start leveraging the assessments for development needs on our team. We are targeted to grow by 12% YOY, and we promote on average 14% of our internal talent.

Cons:

We had some bumps with building our own assessment, however, no other vendor could do this for us with minimal production costs. Even though we had bumps, it has been worth it to have our needs met. Everything about this product has not only met our expectations, however, has gone above and beyond!

Melanie R.
Talent Acquisition Manager in US
Insurance, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Especially Great for High Volume/High Value Hires

5 last year

Comments: Our Customer Success Mgr, [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN], provided exceptional support during setup and implementation and continues to do so with regular check ins and prompt responses to any inquiries. Recent updates to the assessment summaries make it even easier to read and interpret each candidate's results.

Pros:

The deep dive detail the summaries offer for each assessment really allows you to assess a candidate's strengths and weaknesses at a glance. It provides useful info to deep dive into for a follow up interview.

Cons:

Customizing your own 'batteries' when creating your assessment package could be a little easier to arrive to. However, once you've gone through the process a few times, it gets easier.

Alternatives Considered: TalentClick

Reasons for Switching to Criteria: For our high volume recruiting environment, HireSelect made the most sense financially and had the best support.

Sean B.
HR & Ops Support Manager in US
Accounting, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Criteria's Pros & Cons

4 6 days ago New

Comments: Overall this has been a fantastic platform to use. Our account rep has been awesome when we have questions. They even have a self-service option which is a huge help when working off hours. Testing has been consistent and easy to implement into our recruiting platforms. Would highly recommend this platform to other users.

Pros:

I really appreciate the ease of use the entire platform provides our company. The different tests/scores that are provided for our industry have proven themselves accurate and consistent with our hires. This platform and its ability to drill down to each applicants personality helps save time and provides more understanding and areas that we as the hiring team should drill down to.

Cons:

My least favorite thing about this platform is the grading on the personality assessment. Sometimes we can get results that are "inconclusive" or provide red flags, and what we have found is that this generally comes down to language barriers. People who are not originally from the USA trying to take a test that uses vague questions can prove to be problematic.

Robin E.
HR Director in US
Railroad Manufacture, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Good Basic Assessments

3 3 years ago

Comments: We have used these tests for candidates we are considering bringing into the company and they have been helpful. They have been easy to get to the candidates and we haven't had any complaints from candidates in regards to accessing the tests. They do provide an additional data point for candidates. We have also used these tests to gauge skills for current employees. They have been helpful in designing development plans.

Pros:

Wide variety of skills and personality type assessments. They are easily administered online via an email and a link. Results are available online as well.

Cons:

It would be helpful to be able to view the actual questions and potential answers to the tests prior to assignment of the tests. There is a description of what the test is measuring, but being able to see the content would give you a much better idea of the method behind the test.

Jennifer H.
Human Resources Manager in US
Information Technology & Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great Product!

5 last year

Comments: I have no complaints!

Pros:

HireSelect is very intuitive and easy to use. I had used HS with a former employer and as soon as I had room in the budget, I implemented the product for my new company. I use the testing, the ATS feature, and the calendar to schedule interviews. Customer Support is top notch and [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] is always quick to help.

Cons:

I wish it would integrate more holistically with BambooHR so I could use the feature seamlessly. Other than that, it works great.