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Assessment for Business

Maximize the potential in your organization with effective employee assessments. Join the growing number of employers who use validated assessments to guide staff placement decision making. Employers use these evaluation tools to help identify and select new staff, promote existing personnel and determine training gaps within the existing workforce. Fox Valley Technical College offers thousands of assessment options and can assist your organization in developing a customized testing battery to meet your specific needs. 

Assessment Options

360-degree Evaluation

360-degree evaluation is a system in which employees receive confidential, anonymous feedback from the people who work around them. Those who complete the survey usually include the employees manager, peers and direct reports. The subject person being rated also fills out the same evaluation about themselves. Organizations use 360-degree evaluations to get a better understanding of the employee, provide training or identify leadership potential. A personal development plan or coaching session typically follows a 360-degree assessment.

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Aptitudes are innate, learned or acquired abilities. The purpose of using aptitude assessments is to test perceptions, judgments and reasoning ability. Aptitude assessments predict success as opposed to identifying specific on-the-job knowledge. Examples include mechanical, spatial, numerical, verbal, logical, inductive or abstract reasoning.

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Basic Skills

Basic skills are those learned foundational skills in reading, mathematics and writing. They also include learning and study skills such as following instructions and problem solving. They are the necessary skills that foster effective practices and activities in the workplace and which support academic development and intelligence. Basic skills assessments identify the knowledge in one or more of these topic areas

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Career & Job Inventories

Career assessment or interest inventory is a self-assessment tool used in career planning. It assesses ones likes and dislikes of a variety of activities, objects and types of persons. The premise is that people in the same career have similar interests. They are usually aligned with the Dictionary of Occupational Titles so that individuals can become aware of jobs they may never have considered for themselves.

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Hands-on Manufacturing & Trades

Trades assessments are commonly used for manufacturing-related positions such as entry-level production, maintenance, welding or electrical. In addition to a wide variety of computer-based skills assessments, FVTC also offers hands-on assessment options to assess mechanical, electrical, PLC, process control and manual dexterity ability. Hands-on assessments use active participation by the candidate to identify competencies. Examples include:

  • [Mechanical, Electrical, PLC and Process Control Skills](
  • [Manual Dexterity Skills](
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Job Skills

Job Skills are the learned abilities that relate to a specific career or work choices. Every skill that is performed on the job requires deliberate, systematic and complex activities or job functions to master. These skills or tasks refer to the talent and expertise a person possesses. Assessments in job skills are available in every walk of life.

Frequently-requested job skills assessments include:

  • Accounting, Financial & Banking
  • Business, Office & Communication
  • Computer Software
  • Health & Dental
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Leadership & Management
  • Legal
  • Sales, Marketing & Customer Service

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Personality & Team Dynamics

Personality assessments measure how one feels about his/her own personality characteristics or values. They can be used as a guide for training and development or for interview purposes. How the candidate answers these items will measure how he/she will gravitate toward a certain behavior.

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Simulation assessments create a virtual environment where candidates test drive the job or task and prove they have the skills to succeed. Some examples of simulation assessments include call center, data entry, and computer or software skills.

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Your guide to selecting the right evaluation package from 16 different assessment categories.

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