HR Specialist Skills Assessment

HR Specialist Skills Assessment

Assessment Summary
The role of a human resource (HR) specialist is to recruit, support, train, and place employees of a company. They also take care of more specific tasks including overseeing performance reviews and maintaining employee records.
Skills tested in this assessment
The skills tested in this Assessment for an HR Specialist include testing the candidate’s knowledge of recruitment and onboarding processes, we tested to see what strategies and processes the candidate has in place for themselves to perform their daily and additional duties efficiently and whether they hold the ability to implement and evaluate all human resource department policies, procedures, and structure strategically, as well as the ability to communicate these with senior leaders and employees.
What to test with this assessment
You can expect to learn if the candidate has the ability to stay focused on different tasks and if the candidate is able to produce and then communicate the details of new staff training, and staff development plans. You will gauge how the candidate accurately tracks and monitors department budgets and how they plan to maintain a strong knowledge of labor legislation and payroll processes.

About the HR Specialist Skills Assessment

Want to hire the best HR Specialist to help your business? Use our expert HR Specialist skills test to hire the best person and never make another bad hire.

The role of a HR Specialist is essential in ensuring the recruitment process in a business runs seamlessly. They assist and manage the sourcing, interviewing and on-boarding and training of new employees.

This HR Specialist test assesses whether job candidates have all of the necessary skills to complete HR related tasks such as performance reviews and on-boarding activities. This can include being process driven, extremely organized and being able to communicate well with others.

Candidates who perform well on this HR Specialist skills assessment will have all the technical skills to create and implement effective processes to ensure recruitment activities run smoothly. They will also have the necessary soft skills to communicate well with all stakeholders that they may need to work with.

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Communication

Question Type: Video

You have been asked to draft up details of a new onboarding plan to discuss with key stakeholders and decision-makers Please record a video giving a brief of key suggestions you would make to the board.
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Organization

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You are succession planning with the senior leadership team. They have asked you to provide a forecast for the next year's hiring requirements. Please outline a plan for how you would approach this.
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Process Driven

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What strategies and processes will you have in place for yourself in order to accurately track and monitor department budgets (include systems that you could use to assist with this)

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We offer a range of interactive question types including code challenges, presentations, spreadsheets, document uploads, video, audio, multiple choice with media options and more. Each question type is a sample version of the real life tool. For example a code challenge is a snapshot of a live developer environment where a candidate can complete a specific task.
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