IBM Kenexa Employee Assessments
IBM Kenexa Employee Assessments is a web-based assessment program that provides over 1,200 validated tests for clerical, software, call center, legal, financial, healthcare, industrial and technical job classifications. This platform is designed to help employers and recruiters determine if candidates have the required skills for a specific job.
Why should employers use skills assessments?
To give job candidates an opportunity to prove they can do the job before you hire them.
Why do we offer this as a member benefit?
MassHire Cape and Islands Career Center has subscribed to the skills assessment portion of the IBM Kenexa Employee Assessment portfolio to give their employer members access to top quality Skills Assessment tests.
Is there a cost to the employer?
This service is available at no charge to employer members.
How do I arrange to have a job candidate take a skills test?
Our employer members can request that a job candidate is tested for a specific skill by logging in to our website’s member portal (www.masshire-cicc.com) or by sending the request in an email to Cathie at email@example.com.
*Skills Assessment should be in the Subject box.
Cathie will follow up with the employer and will send the link to the job candidate so he or she can take the test. If the employer would prefer the candidate to take the test at the company’s facility, a link to the test will be sent at a specific time. Cathie will contact both the employer and job candidate with the test results.
The Skills Tests in Most Demand on Cape Cod
- MSWord 2016
- MS Excel 2016
- MS Outlook 2016
- MS PowerPoint 2016
- Quickbooks Pro 2015
- Basic Office Skills
- Data Entry-10 Key (On Screen)
- Data Entry – Alpha Numeric (On Screen)
- Typing – General (5 minutes on Screen)
These are the latest version evaluations for each basic software and skill evaluation. If an employer wants a different version or a different software, technical, industrial, financial or healthcare evaluation they would need to contact Cathie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-862-6128.
The Rapid Response Team at MassHire provides early intervention re-employment services to companies and their employees affected by layoffs and closing.
BENEFITS FOR AFFECTED EMPLOYEES
Outplacement services provide an effective and smooth transition to new employment for all your affected employees. These professional services are offered on-site at your facility and are available to you at no cost. Among the services offered are:
Job search assistance
Resume preparation assistance
Interviewing skills workshops and other related job search workshops
Information on the local labor market
Information about education and training opportunities
Information on health benefits and pensions
AFL-CIO Rapid Response services when unions are involved
More individualized one-on-one services are available at MassHire or at your place of business.
BENEFITS TO THE EMPLOYER
Higher productivity during layoff event
Lower absenteeism among workers
Lower unemployment insurance costs as employees are re-employed more quickly when services are provided prior to layoff
Decreased likelihood of sabotage or work disruptions
Media and rumor management.
Better public relations for the employer
If you are experiencing a temporary slowdown, the Work sharing Program is an alternative to layoffs because it allows workers in an entire company, department, or small unit within the company to share reduced work hours while also collecting unemployment insurance benefits to supplement their reduced wages.
Contact: Neila Neary at (508) 862-6134 or email@example.com
Unemployment for Employers
The UI Online fully integrated Unemployment Insurance System also assists the employer. With one login employers will be able to respond to employee separations, view or protest charges, file a determination appeal and more. An informational brochure is available here.
As of January 1, 2015, a change was implemented regarding what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Employers will now be required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding out about the incident.
Previously, employers were required to report all workplace fatalities and when three or more workers were hospitalized in the same incident. The updated reporting requirements are not simply paperwork but have a life-saving purpose: they will enable employers and workers to prevent future injuries by identifying and eliminating the most serious workplace hazards.
Employers have three options for reporting these severe incidents to OSHA. They can all their nearest area office during normal business hours, call the 24 hour OSHA hotline at (800) 321-6742 or they can report online https://www.osha.gov/pls/ser/serform.html.
For more information and resources including a new YouTube video, visit OSHA’s website for their updated reporting requirements at a http://www.osha.gov.
MassHire provides services essential to a job candidates success in the workplace. Job seekers who are members of MassHire will be provided such services as long as they are deemed eligible. Employers have the option of sending an employee for training in any of the programs listed below at a nominal fee.
BASIC SKILL REMEDIATION
- HI-SET High School Equivalency
- Remedial Instruction
CUSTOMIZED TRAINING PROGRAMS
MassHire and local educational facilities are poised and ready to help you develop a customized training program for eligible workers. This program can be used to train prospective employees in the specifics of your industry.
Computer Literacy Program
The computer literacy program is a 7-week program focusing primarily on MICROSOFT WINDOWS, WORD, EXCEL and basic typing skills.
Also included is an overview of OUTLOOK and POWERPOINT. It is designed to teach participants the computer skills needed to succeed in the workplace.
We use a 3-pronged approach utilizing classroom instruction supported by a self-paced online tutorial and a comprehensive training manual.
The tutorial is based on MS Office 2016.
- WINDOWS 10 OPERATING SYSTEM
- WORD BASIC, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED, 2016
- EXCEL BASIC AND INTERMEDIATE 2016
- OUTLOOK BASIC, 2016
- POWERPOINT BASIC, 2016
Typing Program: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Deluxe Version 16.