Tools for Employers


Tools for

Although hiring costs vary by industry and region, it is always surprising to see the bottom-line figure. It is important to note that the hiring costs associated with hiring a productive employee are far less than the cost and overall impact of making a bad hire.

Reduce your risk of a bad hire and try our some of the following assessment tools to help you make the right hires and discover employees’ strengths.

Versant English Placement Test

This is an English proficiency test which measures the English speaking and writing skills of individuals in only 50 minutes all online! Results come out immediately as soon as you click finish!

  • Accurate
  • Reliable
  • Fast
  • Affordable

Quick test of proficiency

RAVEN’S Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM)

Assess overall general ability – the aptitude to learn new concepts quickly and solve new and complex problems without drawing on prior knowledge

RAVEN’S is a gold-standard, highly trusted assessment that helps organisations measure an individual’s level of general (cognitive) ability by specifically assessing the following abilities that are required for success in many job roles or training courses:

  • Lateral thinking
  • Learning new concepts quickly
  •  Solving new and complex problems without drawing on prior knowledge

Who’s it for?

Applicants for entry to mid level roles across all industry sectors

Predict how well a candidate will learn on a number of higher education training courses

Core Abilities Test

A quick online assessment of general abilities: verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning

With more application forms and CV’s for an average job than ever before, managers don’t need more applicants, they need screening tools to quickly identify the best ones. The Core Abilities Assessment measures an individual’s verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning skills – the building blocks for success in any job. The score provides insight into someone’s ability to learn and perform on the job. Core Abilities can help highlight the applicants who should advance to the next stage or interview.

Who is it for?

Use the Core Abilities Assessment to screen staff in all industry sectors at the following levels:


Retail Assistants

Office Managers

Customer Service roles

Call centre staff

Frontline Supervisors and New Managers

Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test® (BMTC-II)

Measure spatial perception, mechanical reasoning abilities, and aptitude for learning mechanical processes and tasks.

Who’s it for?

Electrical, engineering and mechanical roles

Equipment operators in mining, manufacturing and utilities companies

Continued professional development 

We offer a number of courses to help employees improve their English language proficiency.

Business English

English for specific industries