Measure basic skills and abilities

Assess candidates for essential competencies

Skills to get the job done well

Check that your candidates have the skills they need

Get your time back

Spend your time with skilled candidates and reduce up-skilling costs

Assess fundamental work skills

Test for basic job-readiness and trainability, computer literacy and software proficiency

Most jobs – especially entry-level roles such as customer service, administration, sales assistants – require basic maths, spelling and reasoning skills. Our assessments help you to identify candidates who possess these skills and are also more likely to learn and apply information on the job. You can also assess candidates’ basic computer skills in areas such as internet searching and email, typing and data entry, and the most commonly used Microsoft Office programs.

Be confident in your candidates’ abilities

People can be tempted to overstate their experience and skill in resumes

Studies show that around 85% of employers have caught candidates exaggerating their level of skill in a resume or interview, because they believe no-one will follow it up. Skills tests give you clear insight into their real-world skills, so you can be confident in their ability to meet the requirements of the role.

Save time and training costs

Streamline your recruitment process by identifying skilled candidates quickly

Hiring can be time-consuming, and no-one wants to spend their time on candidates who don’t have the right skills for the job or will find it difficult to learn the role requirements. If the gap is discovered after you hire, it’s a difficult choice: continue as you are, dismiss the employee and go back to the market, or spend time and money up-skilling your new employees to the level you require.

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Our skills tests

Our skills tests assess basic proficiency and help you identify candidates who have the required skill level to perform effectively in jobs that require them to use those skills regularly.

Criteria Basic Skills Test (CBST)
This simple test is great for entry-level roles, to help you find candidates who can learn effectively and have solid maths and verbal skills.

  • Measures: Job readiness, trainability, learning ability, attention to detail
  • Format: 40 items
  • Time: Approximately 20 minutes (timed)
  • Ideal for: Entry-level roles such as Administration Assistants, Customer Service Representatives, Receptionists, Clerical workers and Maintenance workers

Computer Literacy and Internet Knowledge Test (CLIK)
Identify candidates who have basic computer skills for roles that require computer literacy.

  • Measures: Ability to use internet browsers, email applications and word processing programs
  • Format: 2x 3 minute tasks
  • Time: Approximately 10 minutes (un-timed)
  • Ideal for: Roles that require basic computer use, such as: Administration Assistants, Clerical workers, Data Entry Clerks, Receptionists and Customer Service Representatives

Microsoft Excel 2013 and 2016
Identify candidates who have essential Microsoft Excel skills and won’t require additional training to perform tasks such as editing and formatting, creating and saving workbooks, and working with formulas, functions and charts.

  • Measures: Ability to use a wide range of commonly used functionality in Excel
  • Format: 20 questions
  • Time: Approximately 10 minutes (timed)
  • Ideal for: Any role that requires proficiency in using Microsoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 and 2016
Identify candidates who have essential Microsoft PowerPoint skills and won’t require additional training to perform tasks such as creating presentations, formatting slides, working with images and text boxes and printing.

  • Measures: Ability to use a wide range of commonly used functionality in PowerPoint
  • Format: 20 questions
  • Time: Approximately 10 minutes (timed)
  • Ideal for: Any role that requires proficiency in using Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Word 2013 and 2016
Identify candidates who have essential Microsoft Word skills and won’t require additional training to perform tasks such as creating and formatting a document, mail merging, and editing, copying and formatting text.

  • Measures: Ability to use a wide range of commonly used functionality in Word
  • Format: 20 questions
  • Time: Approximately 10 minutes (timed)
  • Ideal for: Any role that requires proficiency in using Microsoft Word

Typing Test
Identify candidates who can type quickly and with minimal errors.

  • Measures: Typing speed and accuracy
  • Format: Candidates type a presented passage
  • Time: One minute (timed)
  • Ideal for: Any role that requires typing

Ten Key Test
Identify candidates who can enter numerical data quickly with minimal errors.

  • Measures: Data entry speed and accuracy
  • Format: 20 entries
  • Time: Typically less than 5 minutes
  • Ideal for: Any role that requires numerical data entry.

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