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How to Leverage Microsoft Office and Excel Skills Tests for Better Hiring and Training

Organizations have many challenges ahead of them as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. One of their prime goals will be to hire and train employees who can adapt to new technology and global economic factors.

In a 2020 survey conducted by XpertHR, U.S. employers cited recruiting and hiring as their top priority followed by workforce planning and health and safety, and over half said they plan to increase hiring during 2021.

Most jobs require at least basic computer knowledge. Since it is difficult to review a resume or application and determine a candidate’s knowledge of applications like MS Word and Excel, companies depend on pre-employment assessments such as eSkill’s Basic Office Skills Test and Microsoft Office assessments such as an Excel Skills Test so they can validate that candidates have the abilities required for a job.

These skills tests can also be used for employee development so the HR team can develop customized training programs to help new hires succeed and identify training and knowledge “gaps.”

Improving Hiring and Training Results with Basic Office Skills Testing

Whether you are accelerating hiring to accommodate rapid growth or restructuring to meet the demands of the future, these are examples of pre-employment assessments that help you assess candidates’ and employees’ knowledge of basic office skills.

  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Computer Proficiency
  • Organizational Abilities
  • Data Entry
  • Typing and Keyboarding and keyboarding skills.
  • Multitasking

HR managers also need a way to assess candidates’ ability to work remotely. Companies can use eSkill’s Remote Working and Remote Leadership Skills in conjunction with basic office skills and Microsoft Office skills tests to assess candidates’ ability to complete work accurately, on time, and without direct supervision.

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