How to Stop Hiring Bias with Skills Testing

Making objective hiring decisions is hard. Recruiters and hiring managers have their own perceptions, preconceived notions, subconscious biases, and they make assumptions, just like anybody else. Trouble can arise, however, when subconscious bias influences hiring, possibly limiting the diversity of the company’s workforce, and potentially causing hiring managers to miss out on top talent. During […]

How You Can Engage Test-takers by Making Tests Realistic, Predictive, and Fun!

Skills testing offers a reliable way to pinpoint the best candidates, increases hiring accuracy and validates hiring decisions. Therefore, when hiring in a tight labor market, you want to create a positive relationship between you and your job candidates so as not to lose their interest. How can you make skills testing that engages, rather […]

4 Keys to Developing a Robust Young-Talent Pipeline

Young workers? If you believe the headlines, young workers are all unreliable, entitled, non-committal and whiny – but that is fake news. Young workers generally get a bad reputation based on the actions of a few and the truth is, just as a sports franchise needs young athletes, companies need young workers. But why is […]

How to Fix a Skills Mismatch

What does it mean to have a skills mismatch? A skills mismatch is the gap between an individual’s job skills and the demands of the job itself. With currently low unemployment rates and an evolving job market where overly specific training may become irrelevant, our organization is more than likely experiencing the pains of a […]

Built To Find Your 2019 Star Employee – eSkill Skills Testing

eSkill is a trusted expert in online skills testing for assessing the skills of job candidates and current staff. Employers like GE, Coca-Cola, 1-800 Contacts, and Paychex use eSkill to accurately assess their candidates for faster and better fitting hires, or to determine who needs specific training. If your job involves hiring, you know that your core challenge […]

Personalized Employee Training: Time to Join the Trend

The Association for Talent’s 2016-State-of-the-Industry-Report found that an average of $1,252 is spent per employee for training and development. In addition, this report shows that employees spend 33.5 hours in training. There’s no denying the importance of training in the workplace today, and more companies are adopting training systems to help their employees grow and […]

Valid Testing Lowers the Risk of Discrimination Suits

What is the purpose of an employment test? The answer: to reduce the number of candidates for a position, thus making the selection process more manageable. Unfortunately, using an improper test will potentially make the process more biased and put the organization using the improper test at risk for litigation if the test is proven […]

Hire for the Skills. Not for the Title.

Once upon a time, a manager was a manager. Organizations had clear hierarchies, and job titles indicated an employee’s experience and level of responsibility, and they meant the same thing to anyone reading a résumé. Not anymore. Today, employment is more fragmented, and a job seeker’s work experience might include freelancing, entrepreneurship, a traditional 9-to-5 […]