HR Glossary / Skills Assessment

Skills assessment refers to a group of tests that evaluate and screen for specific skills in order to determine if candidates have the right qualifications for a position.

What Is the Purpose of Skills Assessment?

Skills assessment helps distinguish qualified candidates from unqualified ones, hire more skilled employees, and improve retention.

Skills assessment can objectively evaluate the soft and technical skills of candidates before an interview.

It can also be used to appraise the skills of employees in order to find training and development opportunities, identify job promotion opportunities, or verify whether employees have the right skillset versus the industry standard.

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