With more than 25 years leading the staffing industry, Staffing Industry Analysts named AtWork Group one of the Top U.S. staffing firms. AtWork offers a comprehensive training program for new franchise owners that covers subjects important for business success, with a strong focus on hiring and management of AtWork personnel.
Before using eSkill, AtWork:
Batched multiple pre-employment tests together, which were very long for the candidates
Franchises couldn’t track which session IDs were used by candidates and didn’t have access to test descriptions
They used pre-built tests, so they had no options for customization
This left AtWork with an unstructured and limited screening process.
In 2014, AtWork first moved to use eSkill pre-employment assessment tests to hire for Accounting positions. They chose eSkill because they could control the screening experience. They could customize skills tests down to the question. This made the assessments relevant according to subject and skill level. There was no longer a middleman to talk to about these pre-hire tests. They were also able to decentralize the administration of the tests, and all of their locations now have their own dashboard to manage assessments and review results.
When hiring new employees, AtWork uses eSkill’s free response section to understand how their incoming accountants will perform on the job. The questions have an attached Excel template that the candidate will have to download, complete, and reupload for each question. This is essentially an Accounting Simulation that eSkill set up for the client. You can see a sample of their Accounting skills test here: https://es.eskill.com/es/quiz/?testId=b743ea883a9746c0
AtWork worked with eSkill to determine the core set of skills, including Bank Reconciliation, Fixed Assets & Depreciation, Excel, Prepaid Expenses, Projections, and Budgets. The company uploaded 13 custom questions from the eSkill platform, and candidates were given approximately 160 minutes to complete the test.
After using eSkill assessments for prospective Accounting candidates, AtWork:
Reduced lost time and opportunity – using eSkill assessments reduced the time to hire by 60%. On average, this represents 16 hours per candidate.
Reduced the cost to hire – using eSkill assessments reduced the costs of evaluations by 70%. On average this represents at least $600 per candidate.
Kelly Painter is the Vice President of Sales of eSkill Corporation. She has over 12 years of experience working in talent management. Kelly has a broad background in scoping talent solutions, implementation planning, delivery of services, and strategic planning on behalf of her clients. As a talent management solution provider, she has delivered real business results to her customers, while leading and developing a high-performing team of sales and service professionals.