Government and public sector

Transform recruitment and training

‘New blood’ drives innovation. And the right training improves performance. But for government organizations, bringing in people with the right skills, and helping others develop them, can be challenging. The right assessments at the right time help with both.

Online assessments enable employers to speed up their recruitment process and to identify the right candidates. Testing the skills and attitudes of potential recruits can help ensure they have what’s needed.

When employers invest in staff training, assessments can measure the effectiveness of the course. Online testing of staff during and after the training can reveal if it is working. Testing employees before the course ensures that unnecessary training is eliminated.

Of course, all of this has to be done to the highest standards, using the right methods and the most robust security.

A FedRAMP authorized platform

Government and public sector workers need to adapt to a changing environment, to cover new tasks and satisfy stringent regulations. But with organisations typically suffering 145 security breaches a year, first-class software options are limited.

Our enterprise-grade assessment platform has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization. It meets over 300 security control requirements and can be used safely by the US government and military.

Because the platform has met these high standards in the US, governments around the world can be confident in our ability to deliver assessments and store data safely.

Learn about improving people performance in government and the public sector in our white paper.

Transform people decision making

Recruit remotely

As face-to-face job interviews and test centres become harder to arrange, employers can get vital information while eliminating travel and observing social distancing measures.

Create onboarding plans

A clear read of a new hire’s current experiences and skills makes it easier to anticipate what training and induction will be needed.

Test skills pre-hire

Ensure that recruits have the skills to hit the ground running. CVs often fail to reveal a candidate’s true ability.

Predict future training needs

Through understanding someone’s current abilities, employers can identify which skills will need to be developed.

Satisfy compliance requirements

With staff certification and compliance programmes.

Identify high potential

Tests can identify high-potential and predict who is likely to rise within the business. Questionmark Thinking Skills by Cambridge Assessment tests problem-solving and critical thinking.

Ensure integrity of professional qualifications

A range of proctoring and security features for high-stakes assessments such as professional qualifications.

Core features

Unlimited number of test-takers

The platform can assess an unlimited number of test-takers from anywhere in the world.

Range of assessment formats

Make use of a range of assessment formats including ‘multiple choice’, ‘drag and drop’ and many more.

Instant access to results

Tests are automatically marked and results are instantly compiled. Trends and patterns are easy and quick to spot.

Item analysis

Tests are automatically marked and results are instantly compiled. Trends and patterns are easy and quick to spot. Drill-down into item statistics to help understand how effective the questions being asked are. Available statistics include item difficulty p-value, high-low discrimination, item-total correlation discrimination, item-rest correlation discrimination and item reliability.

Create bespoke content

Create world-class assessment content to meet several different needs.

Secure testing

For high-stakes assessments that may need to be delivered remotely.

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