The team at the WVU Industrial Extension was helpful, fast, knowledgeable and easy to work with. They created exactly what we needed to test our incoming employees. I would recommend them to anyone looking for assistance with manufacturing challenges.
The WVU Industrial Extension, part of the MEP National Network™, interviewed Skana Aluminum leadership and key employees to determine the skills that were required and desirable to complete the tasks assigned to this new position. Using the knowledge gained through the interviews, the WVU Industrial Extension created a skill-specific pre-employment screening test. This screening test was designed to be completed in a short amount of time while still capturing the general scope of knowledge of the candidate.
The employment screening test was available to use within weeks of the initial conversation between the WVU Industrial Extension and Skana Aluminum. The test decreased the amount of time needed to assess incoming employees by 50%. More importantly, the test confirmed the candidate had the required skills to complete the task. Without that assurance, employees may have been hired and asked to do tasks they were not trained to complete. Mis-hires of this type have cost Skana Aluminum dozens of hours of lost time in the last two years. This test will greatly reduce or eliminate those lost hours.