Hey! Our company is looking to implement a basic tech skills assessment; preferably simulation style of google workspace (i.e sending emails, google sheets, & google docs). We are not wanting to exclude anyone from hire, more so get an overview on where they stand tech wise so we know what training to provide them upon hire.

Is your company using any pre-hire assessments? If so, through what company? Thanks!!

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Unless you plan to pay the candidates for their time to do this, I wouldn’t. It’s a major turn off to candidates.

I don’t do free work after being taken for a ride and my work stolen and used during a hiring process.

I see what you’re saying. We’re not asking them to do any work. More so like a simulation that asks “Click on where to go to start a new email”, “where to go to reply all”, open a google sheet.

We are finding that candidates state they know basic computer skills and really don’t.

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