Good hires are not just those who have managed to avoid having any run ins with the law, they are also people who have the skills necessary to make a difference in the organization. Validations can help determine which employees are capable of handling their job responsibilities.
Types Of Tests
The kinds of tests that are developed to test a potential employee’s skills are not necessarily the types of tests that we all took in school. They are not designed to trick the potential hire either or to confuse them. They are simply tests of their cognitive skills to perform certain tasks that may be required of them in the course of their job.
Most of the time, these tests are administered online and may look to test skills in a number of categories including:
- Math Proficiency
- Customer Service
- Problem Solving
- Conflict Resolution
- Critical Thinking
These are five areas that are likely going to be used at some point during the course of the work day. Knowing if a potential hire has these skills and to what level their skills are developed ahead of time can be a huge weight off of the shoulders of the HR department. It may be a lot easier to weed out some employees who are simply not going to make the cut.
All of these validation tests are completely legal and a business may choose to deny someone employment if they refuse to take such tests. This is why all potential hires should be run through these tests just to ensure that they are a good fit for the work they are going to be doing.
Contact us for more information on how to set up great validation tests of skills prior to hiring.