How to Use Skills Tests to Improve Training Outcomes

The value of employee development programs has been well-established. According to the 2020 LinkedIn Learning Report, 94% of employees would remain in their jobs longer if their company devoted more attention and capital to training. Beyond retention, Gallup notes that increasing employee development programs could lead to higher engagement among workers, sometimes up to 70%. 
 
All of this is to say that when you focus your efforts on continuing employee education, you are actively building your workforce into a more efficient, effective component of your company, and that leads to improvements in your bottom line. The more engaged your employees are, and the lower your turnover is, the more you can concentrate on increasing productivity.

To create a truly effective employee development program, you must establish a method for identifying shortfalls and measuring learning outcomes. 

That is where we come in. Our Talent Assessment Platform, with the largest skills testing library available, gives you a tremendous advantage when it comes to improving the outcomes of your training programs.

 

Building Skills Tests into Your Employee Training Program, while integrating skills tests into your development programs should start at the very beginning of the training process, it plays a role throughout every step along the way too. 

These are the four areas where skills tests can help you improve your employee training programs.
 
1. Identifying Skills Gaps
2. Interpreting Data
3. Targeting Training
4. Assessing Outcomes with Before and After Skills Tests

When you devote time and resources to employee training, you are investing in your most valuable resource — your people. When your employees build their skills in multiple areas, you can develop a more flexible and adaptable workforce that is better able to respond to fluctuations that arise from both internal and external factors. 
 
With CTS, it is easier than ever to track your company’s KSAs (knowledge, skills, and abilities), allowing you to make sure that you do not get caught short in important areas. The more skilled your employees are, and the more flexible your workforce can be, the more efficient, and productive your organization will be.

 

How Pre-Employment Tests Help with Onboarding and Training New Hires

With so much emphasis placed on hiring the right candidate for the job, it is easy to lose focus during the important process of onboarding. Evidence shows, however, that an effective onboarding process can have a dramatic impact on employee performance and retention. 

With our pre-employment skills tests, you will not only shorten the time to hire by up to 60%, but you can also target your search more accurately to find the candidates who are best suited to your position. Starting a new hire with a great JobFit, or match for the job makes onboarding and training more effective and enjoyable. 

With the flexibility and depth of the eSkill platform, the skills tests used to determine hiring fit can also help you customize an onboarding process for new hires to target areas of greatest need for assistance. 

Once onboarding is complete, another round of skills tests can identify areas for ongoing training. Use skills tests to measure employees’ aptitude and progress pre and post-training.

  • Use our Pre-Employment Assessment Tests to make hires with the best JobFit

  • Leverage Pre-Employment Skills Tests in onboarding for strong starts

  • Use Skills Tests to guide training

Skills Tests Can Be Your Secret Ingredient for Hiring, Onboarding and Training Success

Skills tests are invaluable tools for use in hiring, onboarding, and training. The information they share about each team member will help you customize your process for the best results for your company and for the employee.