WorkKeys® - For Employers

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The WorkKeys® Career Readiness Assessments provide you with a uniform measure of key workplace skills so that you can make informed decisions about hiring, training, developing, promoting and retaining qualified employees.


In 2010, Northwest Pennsylvania CareerLinks® began using WorkKeys® as part of its strategy to build a strong workforce for Northwest Pennsylvania’s employers.



  • Streamline your hiring process and reduce costs and time 
  • Increase exposure for job advertisement
  • Increase productivity and reduce waste by identifying current employees’ skill levels and the tasks they perform
  • Reduce employee turnover
  • Decrease employee overtime
  • Identify employee strengths and training needs
  • Improve effectiveness of training dollars by pinpointing specific areas for employee improvement
  • Identify employee commitment to continuous improvement
  • Make well informed promotion decisions
  • Meets EEOC requirement for profiled jobs

Assessments Available


Because no two businesses have identical selection and development needs, we can customize the WorkKeys system to help you reach your hiring and training goals. The customization of this service is founded on the skill benchmarks required for your jobs and the use of the following assessments:


Foundational Skills Assessments measure different applied job skills in the areas of communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills. Skills assessed in Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information can result in a National Career Readiness Certificate at a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum level. For a complete list of available assessments and detailed descriptions please visit WorkKeys Foundational Skills Assessments.


Personal Skills Assessments are designed to predict job behavior and measure the full potential of individuals. For more information about these assessments please visit WorkKeys Personal Skills Assessments.


The WorkKeys system can be used to help you streamline the hiring process; identify the training needs of current staff and evaluate current employees for potential promotion; and identify the skill benchmarks for specific jobs in your organization through job analysis.

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