Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) reports that it has made a series of improvements to its assessment platform to ensure the credibility of remotely taken pre-employment and promotional tests, adding an AI proctoring feature that uses cameras, artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyse the behaviour of a candidate during a test.
The AI proctoring feature will alert administrators to any activity that could indicate an abuse of testing conditions, such as the use of cheat-sheets or unfair assistance from a third party.
The system aims to reduce reliance on in-person supervision, enabling assessment to continue regardless of disruption to travel. Tests can be taken remotely by candidates, with a recording of the proctored assessment held on the test platform for review.
“This is a major step forward in our remote assessment solutions at a time when the maritime industry is still going through major disruption, especially in how it recruits, assesses and trains its workforce,” said OTG’s CEO Manish Singh.
“Technical competency is paramount but also soft skills, such as clear communication and leadership, are key elements in developing individuals. OTG has invested in the right content and technology to keep improving its service and put its customers in even more control of the evaluation process.”