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Why use typing tests?

It’s simple! Most jobs today require typing skills, although the modern day description might be keyboarding skills.

It may not seem like a big deal to employers, but the “hunt and peck” method of typing or some other variation used by many employees might be impeding productivity, accuracy, and quality. The fact is that the typing class your employee or job candidate blew off in school could be paying big dividends. Don’t believe me? Consider this; computers are a large part of our lives today, more than ever before. Most jobs require at least the most basic computer skills, even jobs that never did before in manufacturing, transportation, and construction.

More and more employers are looking at typing tests as a prerequisite for the job. Adding an employee typing test to your pre-screening or employee test process may put you ahead of your competition when productivity and quality are differentiating factors.

Here is a list of just a few jobs where testing typing skills helps:

  • Office and Clerical (at least 35-40wpm)
  • Administrative and Executive Assistants (at least 35-40wpm)
  • Legal Secretary (60+wpm)
  • Computer Coders (60+wpm)
  • Data Entry Clerk (75wpm)
  • Medical Transcriptionists (90+wpm)
  • Stenographer (up to 200wpm)

Even managers, salespeople, accountants, engineers and a whole host of other jobs require typing skills, which is why many employers should be using an employee typing test.

eSkill office skill pre-employment tests provide employers all the information they need to know about applicant and employees’ knowledge, skill gaps, and training opportunities. Our testing software is fully automated, easy to administer, and most importantly, a valuable tool in assessing the basic office skills of prospective employees.  Our skill testing library includes the popular typing test and data entry test as well as industry specific tests for engineering, construction trades, healthcare, accounting, marketing, sales, and more.

Below is a short list of subjects and topics that we can test with our office skills tests. 

  • Typing tests
  • Data Entry tests
  • Abilities and Work Skills
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping Principles
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Retail and Sales
  • Distribution
  • Marketing

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