Online skills tests: an intro for small businesses

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Quick, accurate and efficient are all words that hiring managers strive to achieve within their hiring process. We recognises that small businesses operate differently to larger organisations and often find managing recruitment hard work. With less staff to manage the process, or restricted budgets, it can easily be a costly and time-consuming task.

This makes selecting and identifying candidates for interview difficult. There are online tools available, however, to assist with this process. These include ATS platforms, online video interviews and psychometric testing. 

Here at webrecruit we’ve noticed a trend for smaller businesses using online skills testing to determine a candidate’s suitability. With skills testing you are able to assess potential candidates by putting their proclaimed skills to the test.

Fast, affordable and easy to use; online skills testing is a means of making absolutely sure that the person you are hiring is equipped with the right tools.

Benefits of online skills testing:

• Reduce time-to-hire
• Assess candidates according to job function or skill set
• Benchmark applications, helping to create a shortlist
• Create an audit trail, recording all applicants’ responses

With a wide range of online testing options to suit every role and budget, companies of all sizes can really benefit.

There are two types of tests to choose from – standard and bespoke. Standard allows you to choose from a vast library of topics, covering everything from .NET developers to social media marketing.

If you go for bespoke, then the tests are created for you – to your exact specification. When the role you are recruiting for requires a combination of skills; these tailored solutions provide you with the fairest, most accurate way to identify the right candidate sooner.

Custom made to fit with your job, your company and your needs – online skills testing is perfect for successfully eliminating aspects of uncertainty when trying to hire the best person for the job.

Taster tests – try before you buy:

The easiest way to see how online skills testing could improve your hiring process is to try one yourself. View our taster test here.


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