Baseline Skills to Make the Right Hire

When it comes to hiring, every business leader understands the importance of getting it right. An ill-fitted hire can be a costly mistake not only from a financial standpoint, but also in terms of time invested, operational complications, and the potential introduction of error-prone code into production. This is particularly true in the rapidly evolving world of technology, where the skills gap continues to widen, and employee turnover rates are at an all-time high.

But imagine this: What if you could significantly mitigate the risk of hiring missteps by gaining a precise understanding of your candidates’ skill levels before making the decision?

This is precisely where we at Cloud Academy come into play. We’ve developed an array of tools designed to help you not only train your teams but also hire and retain the top talent in the industry. It’s an integral part of our mission to provide an all-encompassing Skills Readiness solution, helping organizations understand and develop tech skills throughout the entire employee journey, from hiring to retirement, and every step in between.

If you’re already a part of the Cloud Academy family, you’re familiar with the immense value our Assessment tool brings to the table. Since the inception of our platform, this tool has been leveraging our unique exams, labs, and quizzes to provide a comprehensive yet practical baseline of each individual’s strengths and areas for improvement. Whether you’re looking for insights into role-specific skills, programming skills, cloud platform skills, or other tech areas, our Assessments tool provides you with hard data to evaluate your team’s capabilities effectively.

Now, we’re excited to introduce Pre-hire Assessments, an extension of our trusted Assessments technology. This feature empowers you to evaluate potential employees’ skills accurately, ensuring you can confidently bring the best talent on board. Once hired, you can then strategically upskill individuals from their current level to where the company needs them to be, using a perfectly tailored training plan that addresses their specific needs.

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With this actionable data at your disposal, you can significantly reduce the ramp-up time for your new hires. You’ll be able to assign them to projects in which they’re most confident and provide targeted training in the areas where it’s most needed. Possessing a continually updated database of their skill levels from the moment you interview them enhances the experience for everyone involved – you, the new hire, and the company as a whole.

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By removing the guesswork from your candidates’ skill levels now, you also eliminate the guesswork from your onboarding, training, and employee experience in the future.

Ready to discover the true tech skills of your job candidates? If you’re interested in leveraging our Pre-hire Assessments to hire the best fit swiftly and confidently, we invite you to request a demo to learn more and reach out to our knowledgeable sales team today. We’re here to support you in making the right hiring decisions for your organization’s success.

For more on how to hire tech talent, including pre-hire checklists and sample business case letters, download our free eBook How to Hire Tech Talent in an Economic Downturn.

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