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How Municipalities Use Skills Tests For Better Hiring

Amid the coronavirus and financial crisis, local governments are facing a shortage of qualified talent. Of the state and local governments surveyed by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence in 2020, 83% reported “recruitment and retention of qualified personnel with needed skills for public service” was a top workforce issue for their organization.

With budget shortfalls impacting cities now or imminently, human resources (HR) professionals must rethink how they select their organizations’ most valuable asset—its human capital.

Improving Operational Efficiencies

Cities and counties of all sizes use eSkill’s pre employment testing platform to improve operational efficiencies. Here is a look at how municipalities leverage pre employment testing to move their organizations forward: 

  • Optimize HR technology solutions
  • Adapt quickly to changing budgets and demands
  • Move candidates through the hiring pipeline faster

Benefits of Pre Employment Testing

eSkill’s pre-employment testing platform quickly identifies qualified talent based on verified, job-relevant skill sets, and traits that are predictive of success in that role.

Here is a look at some of the many benefits municipalities realize when they use skills tests: 

  • An increased number of applicants
  • Reduction in employee turnover
  • Developing an agile workforce

Learn more by downloading the Executive Report on this page.

Administer Job-Relevant, Legally Compliant Skills Tests

eSkill’s user-friendly employment testing platform makes it easy for municipalities to obtain the data-driven insights needed for informed and strategic talent management decisions.

Local governments can select from more than 800 standard- and job-based tests for a wide range of positions in the eSkill Test Library, or create custom assessments by combining questions from multiple tests and adding their own questions.

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