How Truck and Delivery Driver Skills Tests Save You Time and Money

Transportation and logistics companies are dealing with many supply chain issues that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. They are also having problems finding qualified truck and delivery drivers. According to a recent report issued by Smart Trucking, there is a shortage of 60,000 drivers in the United States and 90,000 in Canada. And according […]

How Merit-Based Hiring Simplifies Talent Pipeline Management

For several years, the private sector has been moving toward merit-based hiring-placing more emphasis and value on skills and experience than on education and degrees. According to the Harvard Business Review, employers began transitioning to a skills-centric talent pipeline management strategy between 2017 and 2019 instead of focusing purely on degrees and work experience. With […]

What Should You Look for in a Pre-Hire Skills Testing Provider?

Choosing the right pre-hire skills test provider will help you reduce HR costs and decrease time-to-hire. Many HR teams and hiring managers have adopted pre-hire skills tests so they have a standardized, objective method for evaluating job candidates and employees. According to the American Management Association (AMA), almost 90% of companies that assess job applicants […]

How Pre-Employment Skills Tests Speed Up Onboarding

Onboarding is one of the most overlooked facets of hiring. In many organizations, onboarding new employees consists of little more than a short greeting, a quick tour, a few hurried introductions, and completing reams of paperwork. Not having a formal onboarding process is inefficient as well as costly. According to a survey conducted by Gallup, […]

How to Avoid Costly Mis-Hires with Pre-Employment Testing

A bad hiring decision harms team morale and productivity and has a negative impact on your bottom line. Department of Labor statistics show that the cost of a bad hire can be as high as 30% of the employee’s first-year earnings, and a CareerBuilder study revealed that 74% of companies that made poor hires lost […]

How to Evaluate Pre-Employment Skills Assessment Test Providers?

Choosing the right pre-employment skills test provider will help your organization reduce overall HR costs and expedite time-to-hire. When researching assessment providers, you should evaluate these criteria. HR and hiring managers use pre-employment skills tests because they offer an easy way to evaluate job candidates and employees objectively. According to the American Management Association (AMA), […]

Buyer’s Guide: How to Choose the Best Pre-Employment Skills Assessment Tests

Skills assessment tests help you measure a candidate’s competency for specific jobs and overall job fit, and they offer a variety of other benefits for your business, such as: Objective measurement of candidates’ skills Reduction in time-to-hire Ensured compliance with industry regulations and local/federal law Facilitating remote hiring (if needed) Expediting new hire onboarding Reducing […]

How to Calculate Your HR Savings with Pre-Employment Tests

Filling a new or existing position is an expensive proposition. According to Indeed, hiring a new employee can cost between $4,000 to $20,000, not including the new employee’s salary and benefits. While the numbers differ based on the type and experience level of the position and the company’s industry sector and location, hiring costs a lot […]

Trends in Skills Testing: How to Buy Skills Tests

HR and hiring managers use skills assessment tests because they are the best way to evaluate job candidates and employees accurately and objectively and ensure candidates have the required skills for a job. According to the American Management Association (AMA), almost 90% of companies that assess job applicants will not hire candidates if their skills […]

Why Pre-Employment Testing is Important in Times of Changing Unemployment

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on hiring. In April 2020, the nation’s unemployment rate soared to 14.7%. As business ramped up to near pre-pandemic levels, the unemployment rate dropped to 6% in March 2021. Then, the “Great Resignation” hit, and 47.4 million workers quit their jobs. As a result, the unemployment rate […]

How to Create an Agile Organization to Deal with Talent Shortages

If you conduct a quick internet query on “dealing with talent shortages,” you will get thousands of results. As global talent shortage statistics show, finding good employees is a top concern for many employers due to the Great Resignation. It seems that everyone has an opinion on how to address the talent shortage. While some […]

How Customer Service Skills Tests Help in Hiring and Training

Many of your organization’s current hiring challenges may be due to the unprecedented global talent shortage. This talent shortage makes it harder to find quality candidates, and you may feel you have no choice but to take your chances with the second-tier applicants you would not hire under normal circumstances. While these fringe candidates could […]
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