EmployTest continues to lead the way with the release of the Microsoft Office 2010 skills tests. These highly interactive, performanced based tests are the first Office 2010 tests on the market. Our "Standard" version of the Excel tests (and other Microsoft Office 2010 tests) tackles Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced skill levels. Later this month the Basic, Essentials, and Advanced versions of each Microsoft Office test will be released.
What's the difference between Office 2007 and Office 2010?
There are a few significant differences. The ribbon tool that debuted with Office 2007 now has been extended to Outlook and this program also offers more ways to organize emails, as well as the ability to import contacts from Facebook and LinkedIn. Excel's management of pivot tables has been enhanced. PowerPoint has new video customization options and the ability to broadcast videos online. That's just the tip of the iceberg. There's much more that you'll need to make sure your employees or job applicants are knowledgeable about.
Why is this important to you?
Well, it might not be if your organization is not switching to Office 2010 any time soon. But if your organization is switching to Office 2010 (or has already switched), you'll want to make sure you're testing applicants on the version of the software that's used in your offices. Always remember that your employment tests should mimic the actual job experience as close as possible.