Pre-employment testing: A complete guide

Pre-employment testing best practices

In this section, we focus on the best pre-employment testing practices to follow for excellent results. This includes the top mistakes to avoid when using pre-employment assessments as part of your recruitment methods.

We also look at nondiscrimination considerations, keeping your candidates happy through the recruitment process, and when the right time is to give your applicants a pre-employment test or assessment, as well as how much weight to give the test results.

We’ll be focusing on best practices for pre-employment skills tests here, but you can also take a look at our handy guide to the full range of recruitment best practices.

Mistakes to avoid when using pre-employment testing

The benefits of using pre-screening tests are evident. However, there are a few common mistakes that many organizations make when using pre-employment assessments that can render them useless. Here, we’ll go through the six most common pre-employment testing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Guide to pre-employment testing
What is?
Types of tests
Benefits for employers
Benefits for candidates
Best practices