Employee Skill Assessments

According to Talent Board’s 2016 Candidate Experience Research, 82% of companies use some form of pre-employment assessment test. A majority of organizations use these assessments to better understand the “whole person.” A “whole person” is a summary of an individual’s intellect, personality, cultural fit and motivational drivers. These assessments are now being utilized for all positions within an organization to seek the best fit for both employees and employers.

One popular assessment platform that is used nationwide is Caliper. Caliper Profile can accurately measure 22 traits due to the company’s 60+ years of research. Managers can easily see how well a candidate fits into a desired role. This information also can turn up for onboarding purposes in order to effectively develop and grow employees.

What is an Employee Skill Assessment?

Skill assessment tests are created to measure and evaluate candidates’ and employees’ skills needed for successful job performance. Skill assessments are most frequently found in the hiring process. Items being measured include soft skills. leadership, teamwork, problem solving and technical skills.

Why Use Employee Skill Assessment? 

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) states the following reasons why employers use employee skill assessments: 

  • Hire new employees
  • Evaluate current employees for different roles 
  • Identify employees with leadership potential 
  • Compare talent within an organization against industry or geographical benchmarks 
  • Understand strengths and gaps
  • Develop employees long-term value

How to Choose the Right Type of Employee Skills Assessment

It all depends on the situation that is being evaluated. Are you utilizing the employee skills assessment for hiring? To evaluate current employees? To find strengths and gaps? Employee skills assessments are everywhere, but need to be chosen wisely. Below are five steps for finding the right type of employee skills assessment for your organization.

Steps for Finding the Right Employee Skills Assessment

Step 1. Define your goals and needs 

Step 2. Define the skills you want to evaluate 

Step 3. Define the characteristics of your ideal tool

Step 4. Research the market

Step 5. Decide between your top choices

Society Insurance is Here to Protect Your Business

Caliper employee skills assessments follow equal opportunity laws in order to avoid discrimination or adverse impact which is why it comes highly rated and is used by our staff. These laws protect all current and potential employees. Data being collected can only be seen with Caliper employees with access rights. Caliper does not share data with any third party for the purposes that are outside the scope of the service.   

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We strive to ensure each new hire will make a contribution to help keep Society moving forward. Beyond the necessary skills required for the job, we look to hire those with additional attributes to create a cohesive environment within our company. Join us and maximize your potential here at Society Insurance by applying at societyinsurance.com.

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