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.