Understanding Pre-Employment Testing

As many employers know, traditional resumes are often unreliable when it comes to identifying skills and experience in applicants. Research suggests that 46% of resumes are composed of lies and 78% have misleading statements, according to Criteria Corp.

To counter dishonest tendencies in applicants, companies are beginning to opt for pre-employment testing in their hiring process. Pre-employment tests are found to be more objective in structure and design, and they help companies identify applicants who will fit into a long-term plan. Not only does pre-employment testing lessen the time spent on reviewing resumes and conducting interviews, it also offers the following benefits to employers:

  • Higher productivity – well-developed and validated tests may predict the employee’s productivity in the future
  • Increased defensibility in the hiring process – Because tests are under federal guidelines, equitable and non-discriminatory hiring procedure is certain
  • Increased employee retention (and reduction in costs regarding turnovers) – The test ensures that employees have the basic aptitude for the job

If your company is in need of a pre-employment testing, or if you wish to learn more about the services we offer, call WorkSTEPS today at 512-617-4100 to speak to a representative.

How is pre-employment testing helpful to your company?

Pre-employment tests, usually provided by workplace wellness programs, are tests done to screen job applicants; they may often include the testing of knowledge, work skills, personality, cognitive abilities, language proficiency, and many other areas.

Pre-employment testing can be incredibly helpful in the sense that it can identify applicants who will be likely to perform well in their jobs. This testing allows employers to save time and decrease turnover rates, as well as to improve overall moral.

Companies should be aware of two major elements to pre-employment testing: validity and reliability. Validity means that the tests should measure criteria that will predict the employee’s performance. In short, a test becomes valid when the employee who performed well on the test goes on to do well on the job. Reliability, on the other hand, is the consistency with which a test measures an item.

If your company is in need of a program for pre-employment testing, or any other workplace wellness service, the professionals at WorkSTEPS can designed the perfect setup for you. Call our office today at (512) 617-4100 to learn more.

The Advantages of Workplace Wellness Programs

Workplace wellness programs have been creating a buzz in recent years as they appear to offer better results at a lower cost than typical healthcare plans. In fact, wellness programs offer a number of advantages to employees and employers alike.

First, wellness programs are significantly cheaper due to the fact that they allow services to be tailored to the individual needs and preferences of employees. Many of these programs provide testing, fitness education, and even healthy lunch options. They are designed to address the little health issues that could later result in major illness, thus resulting in a decreased need for expensive treatment and healthcare.

Employees may also build stronger, more personal relationships with their coworkers as they interact outside of the office setting. Social support goes a long way in building healthy habits, and work-related programs can be a great way for employers to encourage bonding through team-related exercised and goal-oriented activities.

If your company is in need of an effective workplace wellness program, our professionals at WorkSTEPS have been designing excellent programs for years. We can help you promote an health conscious environment within your company. Call us today at (512) 617-4100 to learn more.