The day-in, day-out operation of any business depends on the accuracy of its employees’ work. What may seem like a small error could result in the loss of critical information or, worse still, much-needed income. Attention to detail is the key to making sure that things continue to run smoothly.
One of the best ways to ensure that job candidates can pay enough attention to detail is with clerical testing for employment, which provides you with a quick, objective way to determine whether candidates are well-suited to the job they’re applying for.
A pre-employment clerical skills test is an exam given to job candidates to assess their attention to detail by having them compare sets of data for accuracy and errors. When used as part of your interview selection process, clerical testing can help you eliminate candidates who don’t have the skills you need.
By requiring a clerical and filing test for employment, you can be sure that everyone you bring in for an interview has the clerical skills needed for a particular role at your company. You can also create custom aptitude and skills tests that include questions tailored to the job you’re hiring for.
Occupational roles that might benefit from a clerical and filing test for employment:
This assessment consists of 10 questions primarily focused on comparing two sets of data for accuracy and errors, with the goal of gauging a job candidate’s attention to detail.
Topics covered in our clerical test:
The Hire Success® Summary Report is broken down into sections.
The Detail Report shows a breakdown of how the candidate answered questions on the test:
Grouping the candidate's test answers in this way not only provides you with an easy way to gauge where the candidate made mistakes but also helps you get an idea of the candidate’s areas of strength or weakness. You may want to follow up on some concepts in an interview if the candidate is selected for the next step in the hiring process.
If you activate the cheating mitigation feature for the Clerical Aptitude Test, you’ll receive the Hire Success® Audit Report showing you a timeline that reveals:
The report also shows whether the test was automatically submitted because the candidate left the testing window for too long (possibly to look up an answer) or ran out of time.
This feature doesn’t just help you find out whether applicants know the test answers — it uncovers how well they know them. With the Audit Report, you’ll have added confidence in your hiring decisions.
Each time a candidate’s test is submitted, you’ll receive two reports (or three, if you activate cheating mitigation). An email notification will be sent to you immediately upon submission, and results will be available for review in your Hire Success® online account instantly. You can view results in your account securely from any internet-connected device, and print or share results if needed.
Yes! With our Custom Test Builder, you can use questions from our pre-designed clerical test in combination with any questions you want to add, creating an exam tailored specifically to the job you’re hiring for. You can also include questions in other areas, such as accounting or Microsoft Excel.
Hire Success® offers much more than just a single clerical and filing test for employment — we offer a complete system to help improve your entire recruiting, interviewing, and hiring process. Pricing depends on factors specific to your business, industry, and team size, so the best way to get accurate pricing information is to contact us for a tailored quote.
Take a free test run of our whole system — from the clerical pre-employment test to the personality profile to the integrity test and more — and find out why thousands of companies have turned to Hire Success to build stronger, more organized, and more consistent hiring systems.