Some services that develop and administer pre-employment tests are eSkill and TestUP. These companies offer tests in areas ranging from soft skills to specific subject matter tests that employers can use to narrow down an applicant pool for the next stage of the hiring process.
ESkill allows employers to choose from hundreds of tests in many subject areas, or an employer can customize a test to fit his business needs using questions from eSkill's library or using his own uploaded test questions. Test categories in the eSkill library include abilities and aptitudes, accounting and financial, healthcare, and management.
TestUP specializes in pre-employment testing for small and medium-sized businesses. It offers numerous assessment tools for free. Employers can install TestUP's widget so published job ads directly link to the appropriate pre-employment test. TestUP also offers a proprietary tool that tracks each candidate's performance, providing details such as how much time was spent on each question.
When properly designed to be valid and reliable, pre-employment testing saves employers considerable time and money in the candidate selection process. Candidates also perceive the hiring process as fair because it assesses their skills rather than just their resumes. These tests can predict how well a job applicant will perform and behave in the workplace.