General Skills Skills Assessments
General Skills Hiring Assessments and Skills Test
The Assessment Library’s General Skills Category contains a variety of skills tests and assessment tools to help you determine if a job candidate has the general skills required for the position.
These assessments can help you measure a range of abilities including: verbal and written communication, problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills. They can help employers identify top performers and make informed hiring decisions.
General skill assessments can be particularly useful for hiring managers when screening candidates for a particular role. By using a general skills assessment, hiring managers can get a better understanding of a candidate’s strengths and weaknesses related to the specific profession. General skills tests are useful for hiring managers and recruiters looking to incorporate skills based hiring in their recruitment strategy.
What is a General Skill test?
A general skill assessment is an examination of an individual’s ability to perform a range of tasks related to a specific job or profession. The purpose of a general skills assessment is to identify whether an individual has the skills required to perform a particular job.
There are several benefits to using general skill assessments:
-General skill assessments can help identify top performers.
-They can help employers make informed hiring decisions.
-General skill assessments can help assess a range of abilities including verbal and written communication, problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills.
What are some examples of general skills test questions?
- You are at a networking event and want to excuse yourself from a group conversation with people whom you just met, because you want to met someone you know who just walked to the bar. What is the best approach to this situation?
- You are working on a project with a tenured colleague, Bill, and he does not understand how to use a new application and it is slowing down project completion. How do you approach this situation?
- Who do you think is responsible for safety in the workplace? Explain.
- You know that your colleague has been getting very little sleep recently and is beginning to make small mistakes in their work. You overhear them talking to another colleague about how they only managed to sleep one hour last night and are required to operate heavy machinery today. What would you do in this situation?
General Skills and Assessment Templates
There are a number of different general skill assessment templates that can be used to evaluate a candidate’s skills. Below are some examples:
- Professionalism and Business Etiquette Skills Assessment template
- Safety Skills Assessment Template
- Basic/Intermediate Excel Skills Assessment Template
- English Proficiency Skills Assessment template.
Each assessment template will include different question types and areas of focus. It is important to choose an assessment that will best suit the role for which you are hiring.