Some Pre-Employment Test Trends You Should Try

Pre-employment tests are used to screen incoming candidates for a job. These tests allow employers to measure an individual’s cognitive ability, knowledge, physical abilities, and more. Here are some pre-employment tests you should know about:

  1. Cognitive tests are becoming a trend – According to Wall Street Journal, a simple personality test does not measure a person’s ability to learn things or consider job tasks quickly or critically. Cognitive Tests and Work Sample (Simulation) tests help hiring managers to objectively evaluate a candidate’s ability to perform tasks or if they can be effective on the job.
  2. Emerging mobile testing – 77% of people aged 16 to 34 use mobile devices for job search. Using mobile platforms to conduct assessment and pre-employment exams give applicants the idea that the company is maximizing the use of technology.
  3. Using social media to screen candidates – A majority of hiring managers consider an applicant’s social media presence when deciding whether or not a candidate suits the job.

When it comes to pre-employment testing, WorkSTEPS can help you. We offer assistance for both employers and newly hired employees and can help ease the whole screening process. Get in touch with us at (512) 617-4100.

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