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“We need employees with sharp reasoning skills and intellect. Florida Ready to Work will help us identify those potential employees who will really excel.”
- Noel Schoonmaker, Senior Vice President, RingPower
“I’m impressed with this program. It will impact every one of our jobs – from entry-level to graduate-level engineers.”
- Al Ward, CEO, Florida Transformer
Struggling to find employees with the right skills and
the right attitude?
The search for qualified, trainable employees is more than HR — it is part FBI and part ESP. Until now.
Florida Ready to Work helps take the guesswork out of hiring. It is a new employee credentialing program sponsored by the state of Florida. It is free and it will change the way you hire.
Florida Ready to Work tests job skills. It will help you identify which job applicants have the most potential. Florida Ready to Work jobseekers arrive ready to work with a credential from the state of Florida that shows you what they can do.
Florida Ready to Work gives participating employers a competitive-edge:
- Reduces employee turnover
- Reduces employee training costs
- Saves hiring time and money, increasing productivity and profitability.
You can use Florida Ready to Work to supplement or replace your current employee assessments – for free! And you can use it as a tool to build the skills of current employees and evaluate employees for promotion – for free!
Become a Florida Ready to Work Employer
Hire the right person, the first time. Use Florida Ready to Work to help you make better hiring and promotion decisions and to reduce your employee turnover and training costs.
It’s easy to become a Florida Ready to Work employer:
RECOGNIZE the credential, starting today, as proof of job skills and initiative when attached to a resume or presented by a potential employee. Tell your human resources team about Florida Ready to Work and how to use it.
REQUEST the credential from job applicants, as you become more familiar with the program. Start including “Florida Ready to Work Credential Preferred” in your job advertising and announcements. If jobseekers don’t have the credential, refer them to a local Florida Ready to Work Assessment Site or give the Assessments directly from your office.
REQUIRE the credential when hiring or use to evaluate employees for promotion, once you have profiled the job.
More and more employers – large and small and spanning many industries – are taking advantage of Florida Ready to Work every day. Employers like:
- Brooks Healthcare
- Florida Transformer
- PGT Industries
- Ring Power
- And others!
To get started, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Credential and The Assessments
The Florida Ready to Work Credential is a personalized certificate, issued by the state of Florida and signed by Governor Rick Scott.
To earn the credential, a jobseeker must take three Assessments – Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. These Assessments are different than most others; they test the work skills required for more than 85 percent of all jobs today.
- Applied Mathematics — Measures workplace mathematical reasoning and problem-solving skills from basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to multiple math functions like calculating percentage discounts and markups.
- Reading for Information — Measures reading comprehension and reasoning skills when using written text on the job including memos, letters, directions, signs, notices, bulletins, policies and regulations.
- Locating Information — Measures comprehension and application of workplace graphics such as charts, graphs, tables, forms, flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, maps and instrument gauges.
Each Assessment takes about one hour to compete – three hours total. So you know a jobseeker who takes the time to earn a credential has initiative and wants to work.
Have a hard to fill job … a high turnover job? Job profiling is a solution.
Florida Ready to Work offers a solution to help employers identify the skills and skill levels needed for a specific job – job profiling.
Job profiling includes collecting job task information from the company, interviews and focus groups with employees and managers, on-the-job observation of employees at work, and review and analysis of national job data. The result is a detailed, customized report listing all job-related tasks, key skills and corresponding skill levels required for a specific job.
The average cost of a job profile is $2,000. For more information about job profiling, contact the University of North Florida at FloridaRTW@unf.edu.
By comparing job profile information with the scores earned by a Florida Ready to Work credential, employers can make more effective decisions about hiring, training and promotion.