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HR Glossary

HR terms frequently used by HR professionals.

Skills assessment 

What is skills assessment?

Skills assessment is the process of evaluating skills. It’s aimed at assessing the current state of workforce skills and detecting skills gaps.

Why is skills assessment important?

Skills assessment is crucial, especially in hiring and employee development initiatives.

  • Recruitment — A skills assessment test helps HR determine if a candidate has the right technical skills and fits the organization’s culture.
  • Career development — A job assessment test can evaluate employees’ performance and find ways to strengthen essential skills.
  • Upskilling — Many organizations encourage their employees to learn an entirely new skillset to cover talent gaps.

What are examples of skills assessment?

  1. Personality assessment
  2. Integrity assessment
  3. Mental ability assessment
  4. Job knowledge assessment

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