How Team Scoring with eSkill Job Skills Tests Improve Hiring

Hiring in today’s tight job market can be overwhelming. Many employers are struggling to fill open job positions. Often the candidates applying don’t even possess the needed skills. 75% of employers surveyed reported hiring difficulty due to a shortage of candidates with the skills required for job openings, according to the Society of Human Resources […]

How Skills Testing for Hospitality Ensures Better Hires

While talent gaps in the travel and hospitality are not new, the magnitude of the current shortage is unprecedented. In the United States, at the height of the Great Recession, there were roughly 353,000 open positions in hospitality, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. As of July 2019, with the travel industry surging […]

The “Backlash” Against AI in Recruiting

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are transforming the way many organizations do business. Companies are using AI-enhanced Chatbots to respond more quickly to customer queries.  E-Commerce sites are using AI for recommendation engines, dynamic pricing, and predictive analysis.  More than 111 million Americans use intelligent voice assistants monthly.  Artificial Intelligence, it seems, is […]

Group Interview Ideas for Employers

Hiring successful candidates can feel like a challenging process. Not only do you need to find a candidate with the necessary skills and drive, but you also need someone who can seamlessly fit in with your team. With the U.S. unemployment rate remaining at historic lows—dropping to 3.5% in September 2019, an unprecedented 50-year low—the […]

How to Identify Great Restaurant Managers with Skills Testing

The speed at which business takes place in a restaurant, along with slim profit margins, means every decision matters. That includes hiring restaurant managers who have all of the skills needed to help you succeed. With the restaurant industry holding the highest quit rate (5.3% in August 2019) of any sector and the U.S. unemployment […]

The New Legal Risks of Using AI in HR

You know the high cost of making bad hiring decisions.  In addition to the time lost and the negative impact on the organization, there are hard costs as well. The U.S. Department of Labor put a price tag on it.  It estimates that the average cost of a bad hire equates to 30% of the […]

The Future of Computer Skills Tests

As 2019 comes to a close, it’s becoming clear that in 2020, we can expect a greater emphasis on ‘new collar’ jobs: excellent career opportunities for people without 4-year college degrees. This shift can be attributed to the U.S. unemployment rate hitting a 50 year low in September and the rapid pace that technology is […]

How to Use Skills Tests to Develop Your Workforce

Companies across industries are faced with a digital revolution that requires them to transform their operations. They need an employee base that has the skills to perform new kinds of work, to fill positions that are just emerging and adapt existing jobs to meet new demands. As technology continues to evolve rapidly, finding employees with […]

5 Reasons IT Skills Tests Will Transform Your Hiring

Hiring people for jobs in the information technology industry is more critical than ever — and also getting harder. Demand is surging for workers with advanced digital skills, as more companies seek to protect vast amounts of data and develop data analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and other emerging business tools. In September, the U.S. […]

How Successful Companies Approach Employee Training

In a world where technological advancements are measured in months, not years, occupations and skill sets that were once relied upon are rapidly becoming obsolete, and there are no signs that the tech revolution will be slowing down. According to the World Economic Forum, the most in-demand occupations and specialties across industries and countries did not […]

Top Technology Pre-Employment Skills Tests

If you Google “top IT skills,” you’ll get a healthy return of articles, opinions, and lists about the most in-demand technology skills needed to succeed in today’s ever-evolving market. For example, according to LinkedIn, IT skills dominate its “most needed hard skills” list, including cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and UX design. Global Knowledge adds cybersecurity, […]

Critical Items for Your Employee Onboarding Checklist

Far more than a “new employee orientation” where new hires are briefed on policies and job duties, introduced to co-workers, badged and sent on their way, is a comprehensive onboarding program that is aimed at providing tailored skills-based training to get new hires productive and engaged quickly. The process includes logistics, of course, but more […]
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