Even before the pandemic’s onset, new technologies and ways of working were disrupting jobs and the skills needed to do them. The half-life of job skills, or the amount of time before a job skill is about half as valuable as it was initially, was getting exponentially shorter. In 2017, the World Economic Forum estimated the average half-life of job skills was five years. In 2019, nearly 90% of executives surveyed reported skills gaps in their workforce or anticipated gaps developing within a few years.
The COVID-19 crisis has only exacerbated these growing skills gaps. The pandemic upended standard operations and forced organizations to leverage technology at a greater level, transforming the business landscape indefinitely. As a result, organizations must begin to adopt strategies to support rapidly changing conditions. Human resources (HR) leaders must figure out how to accurately match workers with new roles.
As the dust begins to settle from the initial shockwaves of the pandemic, take the time to craft talent strategies that will support your organization’s new business models. eSkill’s online pre-employment testing platform provides HR professionals with the tools to effectively and efficiently identify candidates with the right skills.
Why Use Pre-Employment Skills Tests?
With the most extensive collection of pre-employment tests in the HR industry, eSkill’s user-friendly platform enables HR professionals and recruiters to select and customize tests that measure the exact skills, knowledge, and aptitude required for any position across industries.
eSkill’s pre-employment testing platform enables organizations to:
When organizations use pre-employment tests, they can fill skills gaps with highly qualified workers.
Optimize Hiring Efficiency
If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that technology is our friend. Tech-driven hiring tools that work seamlessly together support agile and efficient processes. eSkill’s cloud-based suite of pre-employment testing tools integrates with your Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and Learning Management Systems (LMS) so HR professionals can streamline processes and automate workflows.
In addition to pre-employment tests, eSkill offers an on-demand video interviewing solution explicitly designed for hiring purposes. eSkill’s on-demand video interviewing solution leverages advanced automation to reduce the amount of human power needed to conduct interviews. Instead of a member of the hiring team participating in each interview, candidates self-record responses to a set of prerecorded questions.
Developed to work synchronously with eSkill’s pre-employment tests, hiring teams can select to automatically send on-demand video interviews to candidates that score within a chosen threshold or send the interview invitations to top-ranking candidates. And given that eSkill is a cloud-based platform, the hiring team can view and score responses at any time and from anywhere.
For a robust scoring process, eSkill’s Interview Reviewer tool enables a selected administrator to oversee team scoring. Team scoring is essentially the virtual version of an interview panel. The administrator can assign multiple “reviewers” to evaluate candidates’ responses. Reviewers are automatically notified by eSkill when a new set of interview responses are available to evaluate. Using a set of predetermined scoring criteria, reviewers independently score the interviews. Administrators must approve the reviewers’ scores. Once approved, eSkill automatically averages the reviewers’ scores to create a final interview score.
The benefits of eSkill’s Team Scoring feature include:
Scoring interview responses does not have to be complex. For maximum efficiency, eSkill also offers a Simple Scoring feature that only requires one reviewer to rate interview responses on a scale of 1 to 10 stars. Reviewers also have the option to add a comment for context, but it is not mandatory. Unlike team scoring, any hiring team member with scoring access can rate interview responses as they become available.
If your workforce has changed, now is the time to consider including eSkill’s pre-employment testing platform in your hiring process. eSkill’s pre-employment tests and on-demand video interviews identify talent with the skills your organization needs quickly and effectively.
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