Many of OPAC’s test modules provide a job-related sample of an actual office position. However, OPAC is scientifically designed so the job applicants need no prior experience or special training to succeed during testing. These tests provide the applicants a realistic preview of the job… so much so that organizations have reported that some applicants have removed themselves from the recruitment process knowing that they do not possess the skills and abilities necessary for success!
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OPAC is virtually self-administering and self-scoring. The job applicant sits at the computer and the program does the rest. OPAC tests appear – as selected by the test administrator – one after another, until the applicant is informed the skill testing software that the test session is complete. OPAC automatically scores virtually every aspect of the test. Thousands of job applicants (at hundreds of agencies) have been tested by OPAC with great success.
- Automated: Automated testing saves valuable staff time. Since the OPAC System Testing Software tests are self-administered and automatically scored, just set up an applicant at a PC, and you’re on your way!
- Comprehensive: The OPAC System measures a wide range of essential PC and office skills, providing a complete and accurate evaluation of a candidate’s skills.
- Customization: Our innovative Test Writer features allows you to create your own custom tests, in a number of formats.
- Easy-to-Use: The software is intuitive for both administrators and candidates, with comprehensive manuals should you ever need additional direction.
- Flexible Test Selection: The Test Administrator module allows you to choose any combination of tests and time limits, so you can individualize your test administrations to specific candidates and positions.
- Unlimited Testing: Your purchase of an OPAC System Testing Software license allows for unlimited testing. There are no ‘per test’ charges.
- Validated: OPAC tests are created by industrial and organizational psychologists based upon information gathered from subject matter experts from around the nation. Most tests in OPAC are designed to mimic the tasks performed on the job, such as being able to use Microsoft Office programs to enter data, edit documents, manipulate spreadsheets, and create presentations. Those tests that do not mimic job tasks require the test taker to demonstrate the underlying knowledge, skill, and ability to succeed on the job.To help the employer address the validation requirements of the federal Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures (1978) the OPAC System contains a built-in Validation Wizard feature. The feature was designed to help non-Equal Employment methodology experts validate any OPAC test. The Validation Wizard gives employers the capability to run a basic content-validation study and develop the most appropriate cutoff scores for the job as it is performed at your organization.
I work for the second largest utility in Arizona. We are switching from the traditional typing and shorthand secretarial tests to OPAC as our managers feel that knowledge of word processing and language skills are more important than typing speed. We think OPAC will do a good job of assessing the knowledge, skills and abilities required of secretaries at Salt River Project.
Senior Analyst – Salt River Project