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Research behind the WorkFORCE® Assessment for Job Fit

For over a half-century, ETS test innovations have produced gold-standard global assessments, including workplace assessments such as the TOEIC® tests, which measure English-language skills used in the workplace. And since 2000, ETS has been at the forefront of advancing the field of job readiness and 21st century skills. We have initiated numerous research projects and activities targeting the labor market, collaborating with the business community, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations.

Learn more about ETS's job readiness research and projects.

The assessment of behavioral skills is a central focus of ETS's research on job readiness and 21st century skills. Behavioral skills research, which includes understanding and validating personality factors relevant to the workplace, represents one of the important contributions we are making to both the academic literature and applied practice. Learn more about job readiness and 21st century skills.

Our extensive research on the behavioral skills that best predict employee success, as well as groundbreaking methods for measuring those skills across job types and cultures, has led to the development of the WorkFORCE® Assessment for Job Fit — the next step in ETS's continuing commitment to building assessments that inform the best decisions and predict the things that matter most. To learn more about the specific research behind the assessment, see the report Examining the WorkFORCE® Assessment for Job Fit and Core Capabilities of the FACETSEngine.

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Learn why the design behind the WorkFORCE behavioral assessments is more effective than other testing methods at predicting how well someone will succeed in a position.
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