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How the latest developments in online skills testing and assessments can help your organization find and keep the best talent out there. RSS-Feed

How Top Staffing Agencies Use Pre-Hire Assessments

Posted by Chris Fields

Staffing Agencies Save Your Time

How would you assess a candidate’s ability and potential to be successful? Although there are no guarantees when it comes to recruiting and hiring, can help.You know that misrepresentations are common among candidates and the cost can be daunting when those candidates say they are a fit and turn out not to be. You screen stacks of résumés, with nearly 50% of all résumés having some embellishments (lies) or misleading statements.It is difficult to know what is true and what isn’t during the interview process. While we all like to think that we are human lie detectors and rely on our “gut instincts” to make hiring decisions, those of us with first-hand experience in these situations must admit that we’ve been fooled once or twic [...]
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Select Financial Skills – eSkill Client Success Story

Posted by Eric Friedman

Creating the most valid tests for any organization’s job openings may require more than just selecting a stock general test. One of the largest industrial distributors in North America, an eSkill client, customized a unique test that delivered the complete evaluation requested by all stakeholders.The company hires in all areas of their business — including Sales, Customer Service, warehouse associates, administrative staff in Finance, IT, HR, and Operations. An eSkill client since 2017, they’ve used our pre-employment assessment tests to hire for positions like Accountants and Financial Analysts. Here is how they approached the Financial Analyst position:First, they conducted a job analysis to determine the hard and soft skills requir [...]
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How Job Assessment Tests Speed Hiring for Staffing Firms

Posted by Eric Friedman

How long does your hiring process really take?When you consider that you have to analyze the job requirements, write and post the job ad, promote it on different platforms and social media, read hundreds of resumes, conduct interviews, run tests and carry out background checks, you’re looking at around 30 to 40 hours of work for each role, at least.When you look at how long the whole hiring process takes, including everyone involved, not just you, the numbers can get even higher. It can take 45 days, because you also have to interview the candidates two to three times, communicate with them on the phone, wait for answers, and keep the client apprised of the process.This laborious process means that your investment in your recruiters is sp [...]
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Four Challenges Facing Staffing Agencies

Posted by Kristina Minyard

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Staffing agencies face similar challenges to those of in-house recruiting teams. The difference is in what staffing agencies can offer to solve those challenges.As a member of a staffing agency, you typically hire for a variety of clients, and therefore, you can provide more candidates for consideration than a company’s in-house recruiting team can.You see trends across clients, and you speak to more candidates, so you have a better chance of success than the client.You can also amortize the cost of HR tools like assessments, LinkedIn recruiting licenses, applicant tracking systems, and research databases, across more roles than many in-house hiring staff can.So staffing agencies have an advantage, but to stand out in a competitive market [...]
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Find Your Next Typing Wizard with eSkill online typing tests

Posted by Eric Friedman

Typing is not an optional skill anymore. Many employers require computer skills and a certain typing speed to even consider people for some positions. Needless to say, they aren’t looking for 20-30 word per minute hunt-and-peck typists. A touch typist can easily reach typing speeds above 75-80 words per minute. Adding an online typing test to your pre-screening or employee testing process may put you ahead of your competition when productivity and quality are differentiating factors. Here is a list of just a few jobs requiring typing with accuracy and speed (words per minute—wpm): Office and Clerical Support Staff (at least 35-40 wpm) Administrative and Executive Assistants (at least 35-40 wpm) Legal Secretaries (60+ wpm [...]
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Emerge Candidates in Working Environment with a Call Center Test Simulation

Posted by Eric Friedman

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Simulations are widely used in education, training, and recruiting today. By immersing the user in a virtual environment that recreates activities in a life-like manner, simulations provide an immersive, interactive experience in which the user learns by doing. In addition to providing hands-on learning, simulations provide an extraordinary view of how a job candidate will perform if hired. Developed in the 1930s, simulation training is used by some 70% of businesses across the world. The 2018 Call Center Industry Report reveals critical paths for enterprises to improve quality, adapt call volume fluctuations, and control costs with call center test simulations. Among them: Better sourcing delivers better quality talent.  And [...]
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How to Prepare for a Video Interview and Ace It

Posted by Eric Friedman

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More and more companies are using video interviews at some stage in their hiring process. According to Software Advice, 60% of hiring managers and recruiters have turned to using video technology when they need to carry out remote job interviews. Therefore, you can certainly count on a video interview in your next application. Such interviews are part of a longer job application process. You are given a link to a page where you record answers to pre-selected interview questions, and you have a set amount of time for each answer. Usually, you get one or two tries before submitting your final video or audio file. How can you best prepare yourself to make a good impression in front of the camera? Here are things you need to know bef [...]
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15 Interview Questions to Ask in One-Way Video Interviews

Posted by Eric Friedman

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Are you in a race to find the perfect candidates for your company's open positions? Interviews have always played an essential role in discovering who has the knowledge and skills to go the extra mile and who doesn't.  As hiring becomes more global and more employees work remotely, one-way video interviews have become a cost-effective solution for HR. Combining skills assessments with video interviews will give you a 360-degree view of your candidates. This combination is an innovative method to assess hard and soft skills, save on transportation costs and get the interview process started much faster than you would if you were scheduling in-person interviews. You can confirm that candidates meet the basic requirements of the job and [...]
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