Skills tests do more than remove doubts about a candidates competence. They give you an accurate reading of that candidates competence levels RIGHT NOW.
With results available immediately, skills tests cut through the grey areas of how much experience a candidate has acquired and how good it is from the formal education of early years to more practical capabilities picked up in previous jobs.
Proof of competence
Such insight can make a crucial difference. Though they can be very sophisticated, many skills learnt on the job are more likely to be absorbed directly under battle conditions than through deliberate training familiarity with databases for example, or online communication techniques. This applies particularly to computer literacy, where familiarity with word processing, spread-sheets and presentation packages is expected but seldom taught.
Which means that though you may require very definite skills for a particular job role, many candidates will lack credentials to demonstrate such capabilities. With no certificate or diploma, their CV or interview claims about competence can be wildly inaccurate.
A single test however, gives an exact measure of where they are at the moment uninfluenced by surroundings that may have inspired a more optimistic appraisal of themselves in previous employment.
There is another plus one that candidates will appreciate should they be fortunate enough to be appointed. Passing the test you require them to take provides them with proof of their capabilities for their on-going CV, and more significantly to their fellow employees the people on your own staff. YOU know they can do the job and so do the TEAM MEMBERS who have to work with them reassurance and a vote of confidence for the whole department involved.
There are over 500 skills tests in our repertoire designed by professionals for professionals to prove that they are professional!