Mettl introduces simulation based evaluation for Business Case Studies

The product simulates a real consulting interview where a candidate is asked to solve few case problems that mirror issues faced by corporates worldwide.

February 12, 2013 12:33 IST | India Infoline News Service
Mettl, India’s leading online skill assessment platform has introduced an innovative tool, Case Study evaluator to pioneer the measurement of business skill evaluation, using the case study methodology.  The case study evaluator is available in a simulation based format where the users can simply log on the Mettl platform and choose to participate in the treasure hunt, better described as the gamification of a business case problem, upon invitation from a participating company or institution.
The product simulates a real consulting interview where a candidate is asked to solve few case problems that mirror issues faced by corporates worldwide. The tool tests business analysis, problem solving and decision making ability of the employees. The tool is scalable and enables the company / hirer to analyze the business acumen at different job levels- managers upto CEO’s.

Ketan Kapoor, co-founder and CEO, Mettl, said, “Case study interviews, if used well are highly effective in measuring business skills of an individual and are employed by almost all consulting companies today. What we have just launched is a way to automate a case study interview And make it extremely easy and effective for any company or institution to launch this globally. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time an opportunity to objectively evaluate a case study in this manner has been made available in the Indian market. Case study evaluator is a new age tool to tap the sharp business minds who in turn will mobilize our economy by driving the growth culture of a corporate. It is in line with Mettl’s  commitment to offer our clients a solution which is not just up-to-date but helps in assessing the right people for the right job. The team is working hands on with clients to offer them solutions which are easy to use, handy, and most importantly customized according to their requirements.”

He further added, “The vision is to redefine standards of skill assessments globally by employing technology to measure hands-on skills and not just knowledge on any subject.”
The business skills evaluator has already been piloted across the top 15 business schools of the country with over 2000 assessments. This automated case study interview tool was used to test the consulting skills of over a 1000 candidates from the top 15 business schools in India. With an overwhelming response, the product is all set to give hiring in B-schools a Face lift.

IIM Lucknow in association with Mettl has created a property titled Strategia 2013 where over 600 teams have been invited from leading B schools to participate and compete to showcase their strategy skills by leading management schools. The simulation game is a treasure hunt to identify and solve a business caserelated to the credit card industry and drew a huge response from the participants. The winners have been recently facilitated in an internal ceremony conducted by the management institute. 
‘Case Study Evaluator’ is an innovative way introduced to test the consulting skills of business school graduates across the world. The automated interview tool engages the candidate in analyzing and solving a typical business problem that a consultant might be hired for. The algorithm driven tool automatically monitors the sequence and relevance of the case-related problem areas investigated by the candidate. It then grades the candidate based on the case analysis and final business decision taken – thus providing a holistic view of the candidate’s business acumen. In a nutshell, this tool not only measures the final decision to solve a problem, but also gives credit to the approach to solve the problem.

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