Make the Best Hires

The right person in the right role can make or break your company’s performance.

You need:

  • To know the candidate before you hire them. The more you know about how a candidate will perform in a role before you hire them, the better hiring decisions you’ll make.
  • To increase your chances of a strong job fit. Fit is determined not just by prior experience but by having the right skills, aptitude, and behavioral characteristics to fit and succeed in the role.

Significantly Reduce Time & Cost to Hire

eSkill offers the most accurate pre-employment skills tests for selection and skills gap assessment so that you can minimize your risk, cost, and lost opportunity of a mis-hire.

Assessments help you minimize risk – in the event of an issue you need defensible compliance for your hiring decisions.

  • Reduce the cost of a bad hire - According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the price of a bad hire is at least 30 percent of the employee's first-year earnings and longer term from 5 to 27 times the amount of the person’s actual salary.
  • Reduce lost time and opportunity - Using eSkill assessments reduces time to hire by 60%. On average this represents 16 hours per candidate.
  • Reach aggressive recruiting targets by reducing the time-to-hire from more than 30 days to just 10-14 days.
  • Reduce the cost to hire – Using eSkill assessments reduces the costs of evaluations by 70%. On average this represents at least $600 per candidate.

Hiring right the first time means you don’t lose business opportunities as a result of a mis-hire.

Customize and Control the Screening Experience to Fit Your Business

Personalize tests from the biggest assessment library in the HR industry.

This means:

  • You won’t need to alter your existing screening process. eSkill’s testing platform fits seamlessly into your existing process and integrates with most applicant tracking systems.
  • You can customize tests to fit any position or role, even uncommon ones.
  • You won’t have to find or use multiple testing companies to find the right tests for your roles.
  • Increase Compliance and Reduce Risk
  • The EEOC states that for a test to be valid, it must be relevant to the job requirements and predictive of success.

Ensure Candidates and Employees Fit and Excel at Their Jobs

Employees whose interests, skills and aptitude match the job requirements are the most successful and productive employees.

  • According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the price of a bad hire is at least 30 percent of the employee's first-year earnings.
  • Actively disengaged employees cost US companies $450 to $550 billion per year in lost productivity
  • Employees who exercise their strengths daily are 8% more productive and six times more likely to be engaged.

The Largest Skills Assessment Catalog on The Most Trusted Platform

  • Full skills testing personalization – Select from over 1,000 standard job-based and subject-based tests, or easily customize relevant tests from thousands of subjects across a vast number of job functions. eSkill’s test coverage is the broadest in the industry and covers areas such as IT, Retail, Business Administration, Call Center, Industrial, Healthcare, plus many more.
  • Proven credibility backed by customer references, accessibility to executives, and a 15-year history of perfect EEOC compliance. Thousands of clients have tested millions of candidates since 2003 with no test-related litigation.
  • Depended upon by some of the world's most demanding employers, such as Coca-Cola, Adecco, Amazon, Spotify, Toyota, GE, US Federal, and State Governments, Paychex, 1-800 Contacts, and many more.
  • Add Video interviews with your tests to evaluate how candidates express themselves.
  • Add your custom questions with the eSkill Editor.
  • Awards - Soft Skills Assessment Category– G2Crowd Leader Spring 2019 and Technical Skills Screening Category – G2Crowd High Performer Spring 2019
  • Validated content - eSkill test content has been validated in studies and years of refinement through use by employers worldwide. It upholds the guidelines stated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well as the regulations in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
  • Verify candidate IDs – Verify test taker’s ID within the test with a video snapshot of a driver license or similar government approved ID.
  • Uptime – eSkill’s testing platform offers a long history of 99.9% uptime so that you don’t miss deadlines or postpone operations.
  • Enhanced security with encrypted passwords, roles and permissions, and logging the most important operations.
  • Compatibility with all popular browsers, so that clients and test-takers don’t have to install additional plug-ins or software.

Customizable and Flexible Assessments

  • Fully customizable screening tests – skills tests are customizable down to the question. Tailor relevant skills tests for any job requirement or training objective. All questions are appropriate for the subject and skill level.
  • Add your own content – Create, edit, or upload your own test questions with the eSkill Editor. The online editor requires no additional plug-ins or downloads and is accessible through a browser using a secured account. Create your own multiple choice, select all-that-apply, true/false, typing, data entry, free response (essay), and video/voice interview questions.
  • Voice & video interview questions extend the experience – Assess candidates in one unified step by combining skills tests, behavioral tests, simulations and voice & video interview questions.
  • Team scoring - Beyond automatically scored tests, you can have a designated team “blindly” grade qualitative, complex responses such as interviews, essays, creative work, problem-solving, or writing style, according to a customized set of criteria. This results in an efficient, standardized workflow and grading system for evaluating candidate responses not automatically scored by eSkill.
  • Customized branding - Personalize your testing screens by displaying your company and a color scheme that will best reflect your brand identity. Personalize your assessment invitation e-mails by setting up and using your own e-mail invitation templates.

Assessments that Fit Your Business

Customize relevant, valid tests from over 600 combinable subjects, thousands of selectable subtopics, video interview questions, and custom questions. Or pick from over 1,000 standard tests covering many popular knowledge areas and job titles.

  • User-friendly - Candidates have a smooth application process as they do not have to install Java or other plug-ins. Employers interact with a user-friendly dashboard for results and reports in real time
  • Integrated platform – With eSkill, you get skills tests, psychological assessments, and video interview modules under one platform and combinable into a seamless evaluation experience for your candidates. Use any test types as standalone tests or combine them as you need for hiring or training needs assessment.
  • Help when you need it - Each client gets a dedicated, US-based Client Success Manager who can provide expert advice by phone or email on test designs and best practices.
  • Integrates with most HR systems – including iCIMS, Taleo TBE/TEE, OutMatch Chequed, SmartRecruiters, Jobvite, HR Smart/Deltek, Zoho, Greenhouse, ADP RM, ADP/ TheRightThing, Success Factors, Talegent Managed, Cornerstone, AkkenCloud, Expr3ss, JobDiva, Workday, Hirelink, HRNX
  • Realistic and reliable stimulation tests - Class-leading advanced simulation tests that replicate real-life work environments that require no additional plug-ins. Multitasking, Microsoft Office, Call Center, and Digital Literacy are just a few of our realistic simulation tests, but we can also customize specific simulation tests for your needs. Our simulations allow for multiple correct solutions as in the real world.
  • Extensive reporting tools – with more than 19 types of reports in different formats, including PDF, Word, and Excel you can integrate eSkill reporting with your business dashboards and reports.
  • Team Scoring - have your assessment team “blindly” grade free-form responses and video interviews according to a customized set of criteria, so that you have a standardized, efficient system for human evaluation.
  • Customized Branding - Personalize your testing screens by displaying your company logo and color scheme. Personalize your assessment invitation e-mails by setting up and using your e-mail invitation templates.

Outstanding Customer Attention

The HR team first identifies the skills required for a specific position through a job analysis. Once all the key requirements are identified, HR uses eSkill to quickly customize and deploy job-relevant tests for each of the open jobs. Candidates take the assessments on their own time, and HR can prioritize only the ones with strong scores for subsequent interviews.

eSkill offers

  • A dedicated, US-based Assessment Expert for every client to ensure its success using eSkill assessments.
  • Dedicated 24/7 customer support to fit your schedule and your candidates’ schedules. We provide support for you and your test takers by email and live chat 24/7 or by phone during US Eastern Time business hours.
  • Our technology Implementation team will help you with integrating eSkill assessments into many HR and ATS systems such as Oracle Taleo, iCims, Paychex, Workday, Jobvite. For integrations outside of our extensive standard list, we will provide a reliable estimate.
  • In the planning stage, eSkill helps you determine measurable outcomes, define the scope, determine roles, and responsibilities for testing, and develop training and assessment strategies.
  • In the test building stage, eSkill focuses on reviewing your job requirements and workflow preferences before helping you build your assessments accordingly.
  • In the deployment stage, eSkill monitors your assessment progress for all your locations. After each test is completed, the result will be immediately available on your eSkill dashboard, where you can review and share those results and create detailed reports.
  • Complete transparency in pricing and metrics.
  • Flexible contract design helps match your annual skills testing objectives with your budgeting
  • eSkill’s on-going consultative services will help even the most demanding employers get the best results from an eSkill assessment program including test design, user training, custom content creation, security, compliance, validation studies, ROI case studies, and reporting.

Search our Employment Test Catalog here.

It is for these reasons that eSkill offers:

  • Pre-employment Assessments - build stronger candidate pools and make smarter hiring decisions. With customizable tests and advanced simulations, eSkill helps you deploy valid tests for pre-employment selection.
  • Behavioral Assessments – Capture whether candidates have the psychological and behavioral traits to be successful in your positions. Get an integrated approach from job analysis and identify a candidate’s capabilities by combining both skills and behavioral assessments. Hire for cultural fit and avoid the guesswork.
  • Employee Training - Screen your employees to figure out who among them needs training. Quickly identify your employees’ skill gaps in a single test, as well as the strengths and skill gaps of a candidate vs. a job requirement.
  • Voice and Video Interviewing – have candidates record responses to interview questions on their own time, for much more efficient review of how they present themselves.

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“We did demos with maybe 6 other companies, and eSkill kept coming to the top, because of the flexibility, the integration into our Taleo application process, and then being able to use it in other areas of the company. Now, after integrating our Taleo system with eSkill, we’re able to move into the process immediately and we have scores in hand. It’s a 100% improvement in the time reduction.”

Wanda Hatchett, Sales Manager

Orvis

“The wide variety and customizability of eSkill’s online testing allows us to pre-screen many of our candidates before they even get to our doors. eSkill helps us assess a high volume of candidates in a fast, easy and efficient way.”

Christa Foley, Recruiting Manager

Zappos

“We chose eSkill because it meets and exceeds our needs. eSkill is unmatched in its ability to manage franchise locations, customize and configure tests, and customer service. The platform makes test deployment fast and easy, while our dedicated account manager has been very proactive in making sure we get the most out of eSkill. We would recommend eSkill to anyone who is looking to identify skilled candidates.”

Jason Leverant, President and COO

AtWork Group

"Our staffing agency switched from ProveIt to eSkill several months ago and we haven’t looked back since. We have had no technical issues, the software library and customized tests are beyond everything we need, the reporting is extremely comprehensive and most importantly, none of our test takers have complained! The eSkill tests are very user-friendly which has increased compliance drastically. Highly recommended!"

Kelli McCallion, Business Development Manager

McCallion Staffing