Various Types of Employment Tests

Employment tests are designed to help the employer choose the best candidate for any given job. They are created to determine whether a person will be the perfect fit for the position. In order to do this, different types of tests are provided to help employers learn a candidate’s maximum capacity for activities relative to the job. A few of the most common and helpful types of employment tests are categorized as:

  • Assessment Center – tests skills that would prepare the candidate for job content and problems that arise on the job; usually for communication, organization, and analytical skills
  • Cognitive Ability – measures logic and reasoning
  • Integrity – tests ethical knowledge; usually tackles reliability and honesty
  • Interview – usually tests the interpersonal and teamwork skills; may be used to assess the person’s knowledge of the job
  • Job Knowledge – may evaluate technical skills required by the job
  • Personality – usually assess the person’s traits that are relevant to the job
  • Physical Ability – typically includes strength and speed for jobs that include manual labor
  • Work Sample and Simulation – tackles specific job skill/knowledge

If your company is seeking new and innovative pre-employment tests, our excellent staff at WorkSTEPS has spent decades creating tested and proven materials for your benefit. We can help your company understand what you need to know about a potential employee so that your office continues to run smoothly and efficiently. Call us now at 512-617-4100.

Promoting workplace wellness

Medical professionals have recommended employers implement a number of measures in the workplace to encourage and facilitate healthier lifestyles for employees. These practices can reduce the amount of medical services needed and reduce workplace-related illnesses or injuries as well.

A few of the recommended promotional measures involve:

  • Exercise – Something as simple as providing secured bike parking for commuters or shower and locker facilities for those who want to exercise at lunchtime can increase the likelihood of exercise.
  • Preventive care – This may include providing vaccinations in the workplace during flu season.
  • Education – Hold seminars designed to raise awareness of healthier practices.

While there are a number of tactics you can use within your company to promote wellness, you may want to consider the outside help of the experts at WorkSTEPS. Our team has helped Austin businesses build health-oriented programs that work for them. To learn more about the services we offer, call us now at (512) 617-4100.

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.