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Job Skills Assessments


Our workforce training staff stands ready to help area employers, and new employers coming to the area, with assessing workforce needs and incumbent worker skills. Assessing candidates at the early stages of the hiring process ensures that you save interviewing time and effort and identifies strong candidates beforehand. For your current staff, assessment can be the key to putting employees into a position in which they can be successful, based on their current skill and competencies. Assessment can also provide your very best employees with an achievable career pathway for them to grow into an even more valuable employee.

We offer an assortment of skills assessments for business and industry, which include: HAY Aptitude, Wonderlic, Management Readiness Profile, In-Basket, Bennett Mechanical, Perdue Pegboard and Assembly Test, DiSC Personality Profile, and WorkKeys.

The DiSC® Personality System is the universal language of behavior. Research has shown that behavioral characteristics can be grouped together in four major divisions called personality styles. People with similar styles tend to exhibit specific behavioral characteristics common to that style. All people share these four styles in varying degrees of intensity. The acronym DISC stands for the four personality styles represented by the letters: D (Drive); I (Influence); S (Steadiness); C (Compliance).

DISC materials can be utilized to:

  • Learn about what motivates each team member.
  • Help individuals maximize their personal strengths.
  • Enhance teamwork among your organization's staff.
  • Motivate others toward greater productivity.
  • Resolve internal conflicts and power struggles more quickly.
  • Develop motivated teams.

HAY Aptitude Test Battery identifies candidates with the necessary clerical skills for accounting, billing or shipping positions to help you improve the efficiency and profitability of your operation. They measure a job candidate’s ability to compare numbers and names for accuracy, use short-term memory effectively and quickly identify numeric relationships. Hay test scores reflect both the speed and accuracy with which the candidate performs these basic tasks. Using the Hay Aptitude Test Battery as part of your employment testing process will help reduce document, shipping, and other process errors. Production and turn-around time will decrease as fewer discrepancies arise and your customers will have increased confidence in your product and service delivery.

The Management Readiness Profile (MRP) is an assessment tool that identifies the readiness of candidates for management responsibilities. A better fit between managers and their leadership responsibilities means more effective work teams, higher morale, lower turnover among top performers and maximum profitability. In addition, the MRP contains a Validity-Candidness scale that measures the extent of socially desirable responses. Lower scores indicate a tendency to exaggerate positive qualities and minimize negative traits.

Wonderlic provides employee assessments for each phase of the hiring process. Employment tests include job-specific screening questionnaires, cognitive ability tests, personality tests, skills tests and surveys. Used individually, these employee assessments provide valuable enhancements to an existing employee selection process. Combined, they efficiently gather relevant information and provide a comprehensive “whole person” view of candidate qualifications for efficient, objective employee selection.

WorkKeys is a national job skills assessment system measuring "real-world" skills that employers believe are critical to job success. This system enables educators to identify gaps between student skills and employer needs, which will, in turn, improve students' success in entry-level and subsequent jobs. WorkKeys enables businesses to reduce turnover, overtime, and waste while increasing morale through effective selection decisions and training processes. As a WorkKeys service scoring center, WDCE handles profiles, testing and scoring.

Skill areas:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Technology
  • Business Writing
  • Listening
  • Locating Information
  • Observation
  • Reading for Information
  • Teamwork
  • Writing

Employer Services provided by:
Workforce Development and Continuing Education
Email:
Phone: 276.656.0260

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