Pre-employment Assessment Test

Pre-employment Assessment Test

Are you a small business owner trying to build a team of excellent employees? You should ask yourself these questions:


  • Do you know how much employee turnover is costing you?
  • Have you ever hired someone who seemed fantastic in the interview but turned out to be a terrible employee?
  • Do you spend too much of your time dealing with bad hires instead of making the good ones future stars?


Keep watching this video and I will tell you 5 reasons why you should use pre-employment testing.  And I will also tell you one secret about candidate testing you won’t find on any website.


Pre-employment testing provides written or oral assessments of a person’s skills, knowledge, strengths or unique abilities.  Here are five reasons why you should do pre-employment testing of potential employees:


  1. First, employment testing reveals learning abilities, interests and work related personality traits that directly impact success on the job.  These characteristics may not be immediately obvious from simply interviewing a candidate.
  2. Second, each position in an organization requires unique abilities, traits and skill sets, and employers in every industry struggle to identify whether employees have the exact skills required for their industry. Through employee testing, you will get a more accurate perspective of employee potential and job fit, not only for the job, but also for the industry.
  3. Third, using pre-employment testing allows you to focus interview time and dollars on those candidates who best fit your job in terms of personality, interests, abilities and attitude.
  4. Forth, candidate testing results enable you to match a short-list of candidates against job specifications to inform the best possible hiring decision. Identifying quality applicants and streamlining the recruitment process to save time and money.
  5. Fifth, Employment testing will help you identify the differences between individuals who will be successful in a role versus those that will fail.


There are many websites out there that offer aptitude tests, personality tests, or skills tests but all these tests are not created equal. The big secret to being successful with employment testing is to ensure you have the most established and trusted skills tests, and behavioral assessment together in a single solution, designed specifically for your job and unique culture.


By using a comprehensive evaluation you, as an employer, will have the ability to look at the entire candidate, revealing both what can be seen – skills, knowledge and experience – and the less obvious personal attributes such as values, interests and motivators. This additional insight makes all the difference between hiring the wrong candidate and finding the ideal employee.


Visit our website at to download an article on the limitations of selecting candidates by using a resume, interview and reference checking process, and how adding candidate testing greatly improves your chances of hiring the right candidate.