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Professional Skills and Cognitive Assessment Tests

A key part of pre-employment background screenings is cognitive and professional skills assessment tests. As an employer, you want to see the best in the candidates in front of you, but oftentimes a person’s resume and interview personality don’t provide an accurate picture of their cognitive ability and professional skills.

At Barada Associates, our experienced team can help make sure your candidates have the qualifications they claim with skills and cognitive ability tests. After reference checking, appropriately implemented skill and behavioral assessments are the next most important tool for identifying your next star employee. With decades of experience under our belts, we’re one of the top assessment firms in the industry.

Don’t hire an unqualified candidate. Call Barada Associates to learn more about our skills and cognitive ability tests today.

Benefits of A Professional Assessment

Filling a position can be a long and arduous process. Pre-employment skills and cognitive ability tests are a great way to speed up the process and filter any job candidates that may not have the skills and experience they claim to have.

Skills and cognitive ability tests can also help offer hints as to whether or not a candidate is telling the truth on their resume before the employment verification process starts. For example, if a candidate does poorly on the skills assessment, but claims to have experience in a position where they would have used those skills, they may have either exaggerated the truth or simply lied about their work history altogether. A cognitive test can help measure the logical reasoning and general mental ability of a candidate.

You deserve an employee that will provide the best job performance. As much as you want to trust every candidate that applies to your organization, not everyone is honest about the skills they claim to have on their resume, and you can’t just take their word for it.

Contact Barada Associates for a comprehensive pre-employment background check process, including skills assessments or cognitive tests, to narrow your search and help identify a candidate who truly has the skills you need for the job.

Our Professional Skills Assessment Process

The goal of a skills assessment test is to help identify the strengths, weaknesses, and training gaps in each candidate. It will also help you distinguish the valuable contributors from the less motivated applicants.

Barada Associates’ pre-employment skills tests can measure the most basic of skills to highly specialized abilities to fit any kind of role within your company. Both hard and soft skills are incredibly important features that you want your ideal candidate to possess. Our test can evaluate basic math and reading abilities, language comprehension, and problem solving, or measure competency on Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and other common office applications.

Assessments are also available to help determine whether your job candidates possess the knowledge, skills, cognitive abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs) most often associated with your specific industry.

We offer specialized skills testing for the following industries:

  • Architecture and engineering
  • Athletics and coaching
  • Construction
  • Financial
  • Food-service related
  • Healthcare practice
  • Healthcare support
  • Information technology
  • Legal
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Management
  • Office and administrative support
  • Production and manufacturing
  • Protective service
  • Sales and customer service

Skills assessment tests are a great way to make sure that your employees or job candidates have the best skills for the job. If your position received many applications from people who seem to be qualified and possess the necessary skills for the job, skills assessment tests can be used to show which of the qualified individuals have the best knowledge for the position.

Call Barada Associates for a free 15-minute consultation today.

Our Behavioral and Cognitive Assessments Process

Behavioral or cognitive ability tests measure whether job candidates possess the temperament for management, sales, employee supervisor, and other job responsibilities. Additionally, a behavioral assessment can help to make sure that an applicant is a good fit in your office or work environment and culture.

If workplace culture is important to your business, you might want to consider a behavioral assessment for your job candidates. Barada Associates provides dozens of personality tests to test applicants’ soft skills and technical skills tests from leading industry providers.

Our range of professional assessments includes:

  • The Hogan Assessment Series
  • WonderLic Personnel Test
  • Predictive Index
  • Profiles International

All our skills and cognitive ability tests can be conveniently administered online from the security of your office or the applicant’s individual location when permitted.

Let us help customize a set of pre-employment skills and cognitive ability tests and surveys to meet your particular needs. We can also help facilitate the development of an internal benchmarking system to help you further evaluate aptitude for job success based on existing key performers.

Get in touch with our experts at Barada Associates to learn more.

Contact Barada Associates Today

We know how big of a pain it can be to find that perfect applicant for your job search. Barada Associates has been providing screening, reference reports, and skills and cognitive ability testing since 1979. We will provide professional assessments to measure soft skills, professional skills, and technical skills. We’ll work with your hiring team to ensure a customized plan is implemented for your unique hiring goals.

We’re one of the most trusted background screening businesses in the industry because of our ability to deliver accurate, timely reports and cognitive ability test results every time. Contact Barada Associates today to schedule your skills assessment tests, cognitive ability tests, aptitude tests, personality assessments, and all your other pre-employment background screening needs.

“We wanted an organization that had innovative and effective ways to improve the screening process. The staff at Barada have been very responsive. They understand how their services can assist us and will suggest creative solutions that meet the needs of the Archdiocese. We have been impressed with everyone from the human element on down.”

Ed Isakson, Human Resources Director, Archdiocese of Indianapolis