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Basic Skills Test for Prospective Employees

Before you start investing a lot of time and resources in vetting a prospective employee, it’s helpful to know as much as you can about their fitness for the job. One way to find out more is to give applicants a simple test that evaluates their math- and problem-solving abilities. NRHA offers this simple skills test to give you one more way to determine how well the applicant is suited to work in a hardware retail environment. It’s been compiled from suggestions from retailers who use similar tests in their hiring processes.

The test includes some math problems, so the recommended way to administer it is to give the applicant a copy of this test and a pen or pencil; see if they can do to problems without relying on a calculator or mobile device. Below, you can download both the test and the answer key.

Click Here to access the Skills Test

Click Here to access the Skills Test Answer Key

About Jesse Carleton

Jesse Carleton has visited independent hardware retailers, conducted original research on the industry and written extensively about the business of hardware retailing. Jesse has written for more than a dozen of NHPA’s contract publishing titles, all related to the hardware retailing industry. He also was instrumental in developing the Basic Training in Hardware Retailing courses now used by thousands of retailers across the country.

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