ACT WorkKeys Solutions for Employers

Find the Best Candidates and Upskill Your Employees

How ACT WorkKeys Benefits Employers

ACT WorkKeys is a system of assessments and curriculum that build and measure essential workplace skills that can affect your emplyees' job performance and increase opportunities for career changes and advancement. By completing the assessments, individuals can earn the National Career Readiness Certificate® (NCRC)—the nation’s most recognized work readiness credential. Issued at four-levels of achievement, the NCRC measures and certifies the essential work skills needed for success in jobs across industries and occupations.

Lower Employee Turnover
Reduce Hiring Costs and Improve Performance
Gain More Qualified Applicants
Increase Hiring Effectiveness

Pinpoint the Skills Needed to Grow Your Business

Help employees build essential skills needed for learning, personal development, and effective job performance with ACT WorkKeys Curriculum.

Measure learner's career-relevant skills for success in the workplace with ACT WorkKeys Assessments.

Require or recommend the nationally recognized ACT WorkKeys NCRC credential from your applicants and tap into the most qualified labor pool in your area.

Analyze specific job tasks and link required skill level to pinpoint benchmarks for training with ACT WorkKeys Job Profiling.

Administer Assessments

ACT WorkKeys Assessments measure foundational skills required for success in the workplace and help measure the workplace skills that can affect job performance.

Individuals who successfully complete the three WorkKeys assessments—Applied MathGraphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents—earn the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate® (WorkKeysNCRC®), a valuable credential for students and job seekers seeking to verify foundational workplace skills. ACT WorkKeys also offers additional assessments to measure interests, values, and behaviors that can lead to greater job satisfaction.

Purchase Curriculum for Employee Training

Upskill and Reskill Your People

ACT has been working to improve career readiness and close the skills gap for more than 50 years. ACT® WorkKeys® Curriculum is a proven tool for helping individuals acquire skills critical to workplace success. Ensure your employees build the essential, career-relevant skills needed for learning, personal development, and effective job performance. It’s the only curriculum built from the ground up to align with ACT® WorkKeys® Assessments and the ACT® National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC®).

Match Skills to Jobs

Identify the Skills Required for Your Job

Determining which individuals are the best fit for your jobs, or which employees are top candidates to receive job-specific training, can be challenging. ACT® WorkKeys® Profiling analyzes specific job tasks and links the required skill level with the ACT WorkKeys Assessments to pinpoint benchmarks for hiring, recruiting, advancement, and training. The job profiling process tells you which WorkKeys tests and test scores are related to your most in-demand jobs. Customize your use of WorkKeys by conducting and receiving a WorkKeys Job Profile.

Hire the Best Applicants

The ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT WorkKeys NCRC®) is an assessment-based credential that measures and certifies essential work skills needed for success in jobs across industries and occupations.

This credential is awarded at four levels and verifies skills proficiency in:

  • Problem solving and critical thinking
  • Reading and using work-related text
  • Applying information from workplace documents to solve problems
  • Applying mathematical reasoning to work-related problems
  • Setting up and performing work-related mathematical calculations
  • Locating, synthesizing, and applying information that is presented graphically
  • Comparing, summarizing, and analyzing information presented in multiple related graphics

Require or Recommend the NCRC

One of your job applicants may present you with their NCRC as a part of their application process. When you require or recommend the ACT WorkKeys NCRC from your applicants, you'll tap into the most qualified labor pool in your area

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