From marketing materials to emails for clients, basic grammar proficiency plays a role in every aspect of business communications. Incorrect capitalization, lack of punctuation, wrong word usage, and other grammatical mistakes can lead to costly errors and hurt your company’s image. Grammar testing for employment purposes is one of the best ways to ensure that your job candidates have the necessary language skills for the position.
A pre-employment grammar proficiency test is an assessment given to job candidates to determine their knowledge of basic English grammar and punctuation. When used as part of the hiring process, this test can save you time — and possibly a bad hire — by helping you objectively eliminate anyone who doesn’t have the skills you need.
By requiring a grammar proficiency test for employment, you can ensure that everyone you bring in for an interview has the language 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 grammar test for employment include:
The Hire Success® Grammar Proficiency Test consists of 41 multiple-choice questions about basic English grammar and punctuation, ranging from a fourth-grade level to college level. The majority of questions on this test are at the middle school or high school level. In each question, applicants are asked to choose the sentence that is grammatically correct or incorrect, as directed in the instructions.
Our grammar test for job applicants includes the following topics:
The Hire Success® Summary Report for every grammar skills test is broken down into sections.
The Hire Success® Detail Report for the grammar skills test gives you a breakdown of how the candidate answered each question 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 your grammar aptitude test, you’ll receive a 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.
For every grammar aptitude test that’s 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 grammar test for employment in combination with any questions you want to add, tailoring the exam exactly to the job you’re hiring for. You can also include questions in other areas, such as reading comprehension or logic.
Hire Success® doesn’t just offer individual employment tests — we offer a complete system to help you improve your entire recruiting, interviewing, and hiring process. Pricing depends on a few factors specific to your business, industry, and needs, 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 grammar aptitude 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.