eSkill is an online service that provides a valid, independent assessment of your current skills, and can also reveal the skills you may need to learn or improve. eSkill can be used for:
- Employee Development: Employees can verify their current knowledge and skills, identify skill gaps, and receive training recommendations for future skill development.
- Pre-Hire Assessment: HR Professionals and Managers can assess candidate skills to assist with hiring decisions.
Skills tests currently available:
Microsoft Word 2007
Microsoft Word 2010
Microsoft Excel 2007
Microsoft Excel 2010
Microsoft Outlook 2007
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Microsoft Access 2007
Microsoft Access 2010
Microsoft Publisher 2007
Computer Knowledge for Windows
Q: How long are the assessments?
A: Assessments (except Typing) are 40 questions in length and include a mix of basic, intermediate, and advanced questions.
Q: Is there a time limit?
A: There is no maximum time limit. Typically assessments take between 20-30 minutes to complete.
Q: Where do I take the assessments?
A: Tests can be completed in the CWE Center computer lab, or in another quiet OHSU area under the supervision of a test proctor. The proctor’s function is to ensure the integrity of the testing administration and results (e.g. providing a quiet place free of interruptions, verify assessment is completed without reference aids of any kind)
Q: Who receives my test results?
A: Assessment results will be provided by email to employees by default, and to others upon request (HR Professional, Hiring Manager, external candidates, etc.)
Q: How do I interpret the test results?
A: Tests cover a broad range of knowledge from beginner to expert. The best way to interpret scores is to compare those of multiple respondents, or even better, to current employees' scores. The highest scores correlate with the most relevant knowledge. Any score above a 25% shows a better-than-guessing result, and any score above a 66% shows a fairly strong level of understanding. Typing Speed/Accuracy tests have no percentage score.
- 0% to 25% = Little or no knowledge (beginner)
- 26% to 40% = Limited knowledge (basic)
- 41% to 65% = Moderate knowledge (intermediate)
- 66% to 80% = Strong knowledge (advanced)
- 81% to 100% = Very strong knowledge (expert)
Q: Can employees re-take a skills assessment?
A: Employees must meet one of the following criteria in order to re-take a test:
1.Complete a waiting period of at least 30 days, OR
2.Complete a waiting period of at least 7 days and provide proof of completion of a relevant training program since taking previous test (e.g. taking a Microsoft Word 2010 training course).
Ready to begin?
With a minimum of 3- business day advance notice, complete a request form