Why would you leave it to chance?

For every position you are recruiting for, you have to be confident that a candidate has the abilities you need. To be sure you should make eSkill a crucial part of your recruitment strategy, with fantastic customer service at our core for every organisation's size and type.

eSkill the most Comprehensive, Rapid, Effective, Flexible, Affordable Business Skills Testing.

Why

To be totally confident that a candidate does have the abilities that you need; an eSkill test is proven to be the most dependable way to ensure that you can reach the right conclusion.

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How

From groundbreaking Simulations to Voice & Video Interviewing, Classic, or even create your custom questions. eSkill has every option for you to assess candidates in precisely the way you want for every role.

Who

For every size, every organisation and every budget make eSkill UK tests your assessment partner.

Comprehensive, Rapid, Effective, Affordable.

Pricing

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  • Compile your own test from 65,000 question library
  • Create as many tests as you need
  • 1200 ready to go tests
  • Candidates take the test online
  • Instant comprehensive results
  • Private Question Option
  • Assess as many candidates as you require
  • Unlimited free training and support
  • Dedicated success manager
  • Integrate with ATS/LMS
  • Candidate credits also available
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  • Hundreds of focused, validated assessments
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  • Realistic Simulations
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Excel Plus - the ultimate Excel test

We believe that this is the very best Excel Assessment available, anywhere, at any price!

If you need to be certain, our brilliant Excel Skills Plus Test is the most powerful way to ensure they have the capabilities they claim. It will prove not just that they can use Excel effectively but also that they can accurately interpret data and make effective use of that data.

40 Questions 40 Minutes

  • Excel Simulation
  • Data Checking
  • Numerical Proofreading
  • Numerical Reasoning

Choose from 3 Skill Levels:

  • Beginner/Intermediate
  • Intermediate/Advanced
  • Advanced/Expert

Excel Plus is available on every eSkill solution whatever your need or budget.

Everything you need to know

Immediately the candidate has completed the test you will receive a comprehensive email that tells you everything you need to know.
Overall result, score by subject, how every question was answered and the time taken to answer each question.

Why would you leave it to chance?

  • MS Office Simulation

    MS Office® Simulation fully immerses test takers and MS Office environment to measure Word®, Excel®, Outlook®, and PowerPoint skills.

    If you use Office 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 or Office 365 we have the most realistic simulation tests available.
  • Video

    Combine voice and video interview questions with all the other eSkill tests or use it as a stand-alone product. Candidates can express themselves fully by recording video or audio answers directly to the eSkill platform.
  • Multitasking Simulation

    Set up a series of tasks and set a time limit to assess candidates’ ability to manage emails, reply to chat messages, handle orders, and respond to customer requests.
  • Bespoke Questions

    Why not have your own questions? The eSkill Editor enables you to create private questions that are relevant to your own business or profession. Mix them with any of our standard ones to formulate the most focused testing possible.
  • Audio Comprehension

    90% of our interaction is verbal, does a candidate understand what they are hearing? Include any of our aural questions or replicate your own processes easily and quickly.

How the testing happens

Choose your test

With hundreds of ready to go tests or if you prefer, easily created multiple subject compilations. Select just what you need for every role.

The Candidate

Just send the candidate the link, they take take the test. Immediately they have completed the tests you receive the results email.

The Results

eSkill's informative jargon-free results enable you to make the right choices. Understand immediately the candidates overall score, their result by subject, how they answered each question, and the time they took to answer each question.

We can help

Let our advisors help you improve the way you understand candidates abilities

Call 0845-8400123 or 0208-416-0341

What our clients think about eSkill

“We have found the assessment pulled together by yourself extremely helpful and feel it has made a significant difference to our recruitment in this specific instance. We have now got a fantastic team of staff because of the effectiveness of the test in highlighting individuals who had exactly the skills we need for the job.

Overall a really positive experience and I would recommend you to other businesses who need an assessment creating. Thanks for all your help and support specifically in helping us create the initial test and being so quick to get back to us and offer support. We would use you again in the future.”

Emily Needle
Recruitment Adviser, Royal Mail

"We did demos with maybe 6 other companies and eSkill kept coming to the top, because of the flexibility, the integration into our Taleo application process, and then being able to use it in other areas of the company. Now, after integrating our Taleo system with eSkill, we're able to move into the process immediately and we have scores in hand. It’s a 100% improvement in the time reduction"

Wanda Hatchett
Sales Manager, ORVIS

FoodCycle has been really impressed using eSkills as part of the recruitment process. It has helped us identify people with the right skill set rather than using an interview alone. A recent candidate, whom might not have succeeded by interview alone,  did amazingly well at the eSkills test demonstrating they could prioritise workload whilst paying attention to detail. This candidate has been a really successful hire and we have decided to use eSkills for all roles that we recruit in future as we know we can adapt tests to suit the jobs we are recruiting for.

Mary McGarth M.B.E.
Food Cycle

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