When OSF Digital needed to hit aggressive recruiting targets to reduce hire time, it turned to eSkill’s pre-employment assessment testing. Using the online tools, OSF realized a 68% reduction in the hours it took to complete a successful hire with Pre-Employment Assessment Testing from eSkill, and enjoyed a 64% reduction in costs.

When AtWork needed a better way to evaluate candidates for accountant jobs, it also turned to eSkill. By creating a simulation, candidates taking a pre-employment assessment test were asked to demonstrate proficiency in bank reconciliation, fixed assets, depreciation, projects, budgets, and more. By creating customized Skills Tests using eSkill’s talent assessment platform, AtWork reduced its time-to-hire by 60% while also reducing the cost of evaluations by 70%.

These are just two recent success stories from companies using pre-employment assessment testing from eSkill. While your results may vary, bringing a formalized, systematic, and objective approach to skills testing reduces costs and time-to-hire.

Wondering how much time and money eSkill can save you with pre-employment assessment testing? Use this Cost Savings Calculator to find out for yourself.

Reduce the Time-to-Hire with a Pre-Employment Assessment Test

You know the impact it has on your organization when you can fill open positions promptly and when jobs remain unfilled for too long. Ask job candidates what their biggest frustrations are, and they will tell you that the hiring process takes too long.

One of the reasons a lengthy hiring process occurs is because companies fail to use an objective measure to screen candidates. Phone, video, and in-person interviews can be part of the process, but they will not tell you whether a candidate truly has the skills they say they do. Without evidence, hiring managers tend to take longer to evaluate candidates and may still make hiring mistakes.

Pre-employment assessment testing can significantly speed up the process. Using the eSkill platform, you can choose from 800 standard job-based and subject-based tests, or customize relevant Skills Tests from thousands of subjects. If you need to customize your pre-employment assessment test, that is easy to do with eSkill too.

Standard testing is available for most job functions and nearly every industry, including:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Banking
  • Call Center
  • Customer Service
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Sector
  • Retail
  • Sales
  • Staffing

If the right test does not already exist, it is easy to create one from scratch or choose from eSkill’s library of 5,000 modules to create the Pre-Employment Assessment Test that you need.

Tests are easy to create and score automatically. Robust reporting tools let you quickly evaluate candidates and pick the ones most likely to succeed. Pre-Employment Skills Tests help you to verify proficiency rather than accept what is listed on a resume.

Pre-Employment Assessment Tests Predict JobFit

Besides cutting down the time-to-hire and reducing costs, Pre-Employment Skills Tests have another significant benefit. By more accurately predicting what we call JobFit, or job match, employees are more likely to perform better on the job.

When employees are in the right job and the right culture, they are happier, more productive, and stay longer. Pre-employment assessment testing reduces turnover.

With eSkill, you can choose from:

  • Job-based assessments: Multi-subject tests covering the skills needed for the job.
  • Subject-based assessments: Hundreds of single-subject tests to find suitable candidates.
  • Modular assessments: Generate a multi-subject test in seconds, mix and match modules, and customize tests to fit your profile.

Pre-Employment Assessment Testing Helps You Find the Best Candidates Quicker

Using pre-employment assessment testing will help you find the best candidates. When candidates score highly on skills tests, it gives HR teams and hiring managers the confidence to make quicker hiring decisions.

Using Pre-Hire Tests from eSkill, you can also rest assured that you are getting objective data for better insight into candidates. Assessment tests give an independent evaluation and provide a uniform approach to hiring. It can reduce the otherwise subjective nature of hiring, which can lead to legal compliance issues and discrimination claims.

A pre-employment assessment test from eSkill can also help you find the employees who will perform the best once they are on the job.

Here is one final real-world example of how companies are using eSkill’s pre-employment testing to improve their hiring process and reduce the time-to-hire.

When Sitel Group needed to find job candidates who were capable of acquiring a license to sell insurance, they used eSkill’s General Reasoning Ability Assessment to evaluate candidates. They tested candidates’ proficiency in numeral and visual reasoning, visual logic, logical thinking, deductive ability, and data interpretation.

Candidates who scored high on the assessment passed their post-training test on the first attempt. Those with the lowest scores were unable to pass the post-training test even after three tries. Knowing which candidates had the highest potential to obtain their license decreased time-to-hire and improved Sitel’s hiring success rate.

Request a demo to learn how pre-employment assessment testing can help you reduce recruiting costs and time-to-hire too.

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