Using employability skills assessments not only improves your company’s recruitment and selection process, but also your employees’ training and development needs. Organizations that invest in a culture of professional employee skill development can outperform the competition by 500% or more.
At eSkill, we can help you foster your employees’ professional growth through customizable employment assessment tests that cover the subjects and subtopics you need to meet your training goals and provide you with detailed score reports that identify test-takers’ strengths and weaknesses. In addition, eSkill has partnered with GetEducated, an online educational resource for adult learners, to offer you a new way to train your employees through assessments that direct learners to highly specific online courses based on their results.
Assess training needs with a skills gap analysis
When you implement new software, change specific procedures or adopt new policies, you need to train your staff in an organized manner. Start by performing a skills gap analysis, which will help you identify your employees’ professional training and development needs.
STEP 1. DEFINE SKILLS LEVELS
Observe the employees performing normal duties, identify the skills they need, relevant to their positions, and rank them based on the needs (from beginner to expert).
STEP 2. BUILD THE ASSESSMENTS
Determine the current skill levels held by your employees in each area. Configure role-based tests by selecting the subjects, subtopics, and even questions relevant to the changes in their role.
STEP 3. ANALYZE THE RESULTS
Use results-by-topic and results-by-question reports to compare what the specific knowledge & skills gaps are and use this information to design personalized training programs.
STEP 4. TRAIN AND RETEST
Train your employees according to their skills levels and reassess their levels at the end of training by generating another version of the test with different questions. Give subsequent retests as needed.