With many businesses expanding and entering new markets, competition is growing like never before. Modern day technology has served and will continue to serve our generation; as it has made it easier for us to build global teams and do business internationally. Over the years new roles have been created and existing roles have either become obsolete or more dynamic. Taking business to the next level is quite a challenge. As market trends and changes hit us from all sides, one thing has and will always remain, building the best, bright teams will be of long-lasting value. The genesis of teams in the workplace A team is, simply put, a ‘group of individuals’ with a full set of complementary skills required to complete a task, job, or project. These groups of individuals are put together to achieve a common goal. Besides the many characteristics that generally form a great team like; communication, problem solving, analytical and leadership skills, having the right set of measurable hard skills is also essential for the harmony of a team. Picture the scenario where you have a team member who is great being a team entertainer, but terrible at fulfilling their work scope? In such a case the individual’s lack of skills puts the performance of both the team and business at risk. Nevertheless, these sort of situations can easily be prevented. A good beginning is half the ending and this saying is even more appropriate when it comes to building teams. The importance of bright teams Building a bright team certainly does not happen overnight. Although, it’s something you need to be on top of from the very beginning – Your hiring process. When hiring, how do you measure an individual’s skills set? How do you know whether your potential candidates have been exaggerating their skills on their CV? Will they actually be capable of doing the job? For many years this has been guesswork and sometimes even a leap of faith many business owners and recruitment and HR teams take. Would it be necessary though to continue taking risks when there is a way to be sure? Building bright teams with skills testing The people you hire either make or break your team. That’s why skills testing is one of the ultimate tools for building the best teams. Skills testing or pre-employment screening helps you to look at an individual’s base line level of skills, giving you an unbiased comprehensive view of what they are capable of. It also enables you to use the valid information from test results to encourage further training and personal development. Having a bright team shapes your company culture and makes your business more attractive to potential talent. What’s the value of using skills testing when building bright teams? • Improves employee performance • Increases employee engagement and retention • Encourages individual growth and development • Great for post-employment induction and ongoing employee training • Creates an attractive company culture For more information on how skills testing can benefit your business, please contact us ***** ISV.Online is the leading supplier of skills testing software and services to the UK Recruitment Industry. Used by 9 of the top 10 UK agencies, by number of offices, and 7 of the top 10, by revenue, ISV.Online offers candidate skills assessment and evaluation software and online training tools, allowing agencies and in-house HR/recruitment teams to validate the skills of potential candidates and existing employees across a wide range of areas.