A candidate skills assessment report provides a summary of the level of ability a given candidate has for a set of skills. Skills assessments are designed to test a candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to a specific job.
Employers use assessments to figure out whether the candidate is a good fit for the position.
A skills assessment report includes a summary of the skills and the candidate’s scores on each skill. It also has a summary of the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses. As well as any areas where they need training or support.
Candidate skills assessment reports can be useful for a variety of purposes.
Help employers identify the most qualified candidates for the job
There are often many candidates that apply for a job. Based on their resumes there may not be a clear way to differentiate between candidates. Using a report can help highlight which candidates have the best skills relevant to the job.
Provide valuable insights into a candidate’s skills and abilities.
A deeper analysis of the candidates’ skills provides an objective measure of the various skills that are needed as part of the job. This information can also be viewed as part of a skills matrix.
Help identify any training or development gaps
Every candidate will need some level of training and development. Using a skills assessment report helps highlight the specific needs the candidate may have. The insights gathered can help design customised training and development plans.
However, candidate assessment tools are not perfect and cannot be taken as the absolute truth about the candidates’ skills. Often assessments are flawed or only examine one facet of a skill. Thus it is important to use the information in a judicious manner.
A candidate skills assessment report is a valuable tool to use when evaluating candidates. They provide valuable insights into a candidate’s skills and abilities. The reports can also help employers make more informed and data-driven hiring decisions. Talent Intelligence based initiatives can also leverage these reports.