WorkKeys job profiling
WorkKeys Job Profiling
WorkKeys job profiling conducted by job profilers who have been trained and authorized by ACT Industrial/Organizational Psychologists. The profiling procedure is designed to systematically develop accurate profiles through a task analysis that is used to select the tasks most important to a job, and a skill analysis that is used to identify the on-the-job behaviors associated with the WorkKeys skills under consideration and to identify the skill levels necessary for entry and effective performance on the job.
The WorkKeys job profiling procedure is a method of job analysis designed to help businesses identify the skills and the skill levels employees need in order to perform a particular job effectively. It also gives individuals a clear picture of the skill levels they need if they are to qualify for and be successful in the jobs they want. When combined with the assessments, instructional support, and reporting, job profiles allow employers to make appropriate hiring and training decisions and allow individuals to make appropriate decisions about jobs and identify areas they need to strengthen as they pursue their education and career goals.
The WorkKeys job profiling procedure is designed to systematically develop accurate profiles through a task analysis that is used to identify the tasks most critical to a job, and a skill analysis that is used to identify the skills and skill levels required for entry-level and for effective performance of that job.
Businesses can use WorkKeys scores for a variety of purposes. Business score uses include identification of training needs, training program evaluation, certification, and selection of individuals to be hired, promoted, or transferred. The examinees in this setting include a wide range of potential job applicants as well as incumbent employees. These individual may range greatly in such characteristics as age, socioeconomic status, language background and educational history. The WorkKeys scores can be used by education as a support for selection decisions.
The Career Readiness Certificate
What is a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)?
The CRC is a portable workforce credential that documents an individual’s workplace skills. Getting a Career Readiness Certificate allows you to show prospective employers that a candidate has the basic skills they are looking for.
The certificate was created to help employers by certifying that a recipient possesses competency skills required by more than 90 percent of all jobs in the nation in using applied mathematics, locating information, and reading for information.
Each certificate (bronze, silver, gold, and platinum) includes a complete description of what the skill levels mean and the specific skill possessed by the recipient. It certifies that job seekers have the core employability skills required across multiple industries and occupations.
Whether you have a GED, High School diploma, HCC certificate or a post-secondary degree, the CRC further verifies that you can handle the kinds of tasks – finding information, reading instructions and directions, and working with figures – that are common in today’s workplace. A CRC gives you a strong employability credential:
- Certify employment skills across multiple industries and companies.
- Demonstrate specific skills to an employer. It illustrates the basic workplace skills most jobs require and can link to advancing employee’s careers
- Transition from one industry to another by showing how your current skills can be used in new fields.
There are four levels of HCC and National Career Readiness Certificates: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Anyone who has earned a CRC through HCC is automatically eligible for the National certificated, issued by ACT.
- Bronze signifies that a recipient possesses skills for approximately 30% of jobs
- Silver signifies that a recipient possesses skills for approximately 65% of jobs
- Gold signifies that a recipient possesses skills for approximately 90% of jobs
- Platinum signifies that a recipient possesses skills for approximately 98% of jobs