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Pre-Employment Skills Tests

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