Basic or Advanced Skills: Which Do You Need to Test?

Basic skills testing has long been proven effective in identifying gaps on the rudimentary levels for English and math skills. This is very useful for screening and placement for entry-level jobs, training programs and student admissions. But what if you need something that goes a little deeper? What if you’re hiring for a higher-level...

Advanced Skills in the Workplace

Although advanced skills are required for many jobs, HR professionals are having extreme difficulties recruiting skilled workers. For example, according to a 2013 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey of over 3,400 HR professionals, 55% noted that they had difficulties finding employees with sufficient writing skills....

Beyond the Basics: Addressing Advanced Skills Deficits

Everywhere you turn there seems to be bad news about the U.S. falling further behind other countries when it comes to matters of education. Unfortunately, when it comes to mastery of the basics, it’s true. Where are the Skills Deficits? Grammar, spelling, math, reading comprehension… these are the foundations of educ...

Employee Assessments: Tactical or Strategic?

You followed the hiring process to a T and it worked! You hired a great employee and they are proving to be a great fit. But what happened to their assessment results? I’m willing to bet yo...

Why You Might Need an Advanced Skills Test

Hiring is on the upswing, which is great! But many of the open positions require more than just basic skills. Jobs are becoming increasingly complex and require higher levels o...

GAIN and the 2014 GED Test

As we continue to get closer to the implementation of the new 2014 GED assessment, we've gotten a lot of questions surrounding how this will affect use of the Wonderlic General Assessment of Instructional Needs (GAIN)® basic...

The Skills Gap is Real – and Widening

Despite the fact the unemployment rate continues to remain high, many of our clients (and 49% of American employers who were recently surveyed) are reporting that they are havin...

Cognitive Ability Tests vs. Basic Skills Tests

Are you confused about the difference between a cognitive ability test and a basic skills test? This blog will help you understand what each assessment measures and what you can use them for. In my daily job, I answer a lot of questions about our tests, from how to use them to what they measure. Today I’m going to talk about a phone ca...