Skills tests measure basic competencies that are typically associated with essential work activities for a wide variety of jobs. They are designed to determine whether or not an individual has the requisite level of skill required to effectively perform at a job that will require the frequent use of the skills in question.


HireSelect includes the following skills tests:

Criteria Basic Skills Test (CBST)
Our most popular test, the CBST is a 20-minute, 40-item test that measures the basic skills that are required to succeed in a wide variety of entry-level jobs. The CBST determines job readiness and predicts "trainability" by measuring basic math, verbal, and communication skills, and assessing attention to detail. Math and Verbal subscores are listed separately.

Typing Test
A 1-minute test that measures an individual's typing speed and accuracy. An adjusted words-per-minute (WPM) score is given, which reflects the total number of words typed correctly during the time allotted.

Ten Key Test
The Ten Key Test measures an individual's ability to perform numerical data entry. The test provides both a speed and an accuracy score.

Excel 2007/2010
A 10-minute, 20-item test that measures an individual's proficiency with Microsoft Excel.

Word 2007/2010
A 10-minute, 20-item test that measures an individual's proficiency with Microsoft Word.

Computer Literacy and Internet Knowledge Test (CLIK)
A test of basic computer literacy that measures an individual's proficiency with using Internet browsers and common desktop applications such as email and word processing programs. It is a 10-minute test consisting of two 3-minute task-oriented simulations followed by ten multiple choice questions.