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Ability & Skills

Our screening tests identify the best candidates and make your hiring decisions faster, easier, and bias-free.

Are you recruiting new talent?

Contact Emma Woods, our HR Services Manager, today about adding Ability and Skills Assessments to your recruitment process.

Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday, 09:00am - 17.30pm, Fridays, 09:00am - 16:30pm (Closed Bank Holidays)

The ability to solve complex problems, make decisions, and use sound reasoning are critical to success in today’s workforce. Ability assessments are valid and reliable tools that reveal an individual’s reasoning, logic, and ability to work with information and can accurately predict potential for success.

Skills assessments measure specific skills and knowledge areas to understand candidates’ individual strengths and potential weaknesses. They are invaluable for any role where candidates must have certain skills to be productive from day one on the job.

These assessments can be completed face-to-face or online.

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Find out more about Ability & Skills Assessments from one of our expert Consultants:

When to Use

  • Screen out candidates performing below an agreed benchmark

  • Rank all candidates according to their scores

  • Used for roles of all levels, ranging from operator level up to executive level roles

  • Often useful when there is a high volume of applications

  • Can be administered online or via pencil and paper

  • Can administer an off the shelf measure or design a bespoke assessment using an organisation’s own tools and materials

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Benefits

  • Assesses abilities and skills not easily viewed at interview

  • Achieves better candidate “fit”

  • Provides a realistic preview of the role for the candidates, leading to self-deselection

  • Provides a fair and transparent process

  • Analyse the strengths or potential weaknesses that a candidate has with a specific ability and skill that is necessary for a role

  • Ensures the process is standardised and reliable, using highly valid tools

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