How to Assess Computer Skills of the Candidates

In the current world, most of the companies are largely dependent on technology, so it is very important for the recruiters in order to select and hire a group of candidates who are skilled in using computers (hardware, software, and the internet). The overall work structure of the organizations will become easier if it is handled by computer (unlike pen and paper). It makes internal and external organizational communication standardized and easier.

The computer skills test is a specific assessment test of the basic and fundamental computer skills. It helps to measure the candidate’s proficiency along with using Internet browsers as well as common desktop applications (such as email and word processing programs). It is normally a small test that is featured with task-oriented simulations, multiple choice questions and so on. It is designed and developed to assess the basic computer literacy, so it is required in hiring candidates in many work environments as well as it can be used for various positions that need a range of basic computer skills, such as customer service representatives, receptionists, medical billers, administrative assistants, data entry clerks, and so on. Generally, each candidate is provided with the same set of questions (with different ordering) and after the completion of the test their score is analysed and assessed. Sometimes, there is no deduction for incorrect answers.

The particular assessment test helps to analyse the knowledge of the candidates on various concepts, such as operating systems, text editors and word processors, external storage and devices, spreadsheets, documents, working with images, as well as using email and basic internet (such as social networking websites, search engines, Wikipedia etc.). This assessment test is suitable for recruiting the job-aspirants for various entry level roles, across industries.

Key Profiles for which this test can be useful for:

  • Customer Care Executive
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Receptionists
  • Data Entry Operators
  • Clerks

Benefits of using the particular assessment tests are as follows:

  • The major skills are helpful in order to get a better understanding as well as a holistic picture of a job aspirant’s knowledge and potential is tested through this particular assessment test.
  • The recruiters will get a detailed analysis on candidate’s performance in various sections and the required and important skills along with respect to his/ her computer literacy.
  • The particular reports also enable the comparison of results among the candidates.

The Computer Aptitude Test helps to evaluate the candidates’ basic computer knowledge along with the questions that are designed and developed particularly in order to assess the practical and applied understanding.

Today’s world is mostly dependent on the technology. As the competition is increasing day by day, it is becoming tough to maintain a higher position. So, it is very important to hire the efficient and appropriate candidates in order to ensure the quality of the work. The particular assessment test will be helpful in order to assess the basic and fundamental skills of the candidates on the computer knowledge. After analysing the test results, it will be easier for the recruiters in order to select the appropriate candidates for the next level of interview.