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Spelling and Grammar Tests for Hiring

Poor writing skills are not a cause to “LOL”. Email is now the most commonly used business communication method and if your new hires consistently make spelling and grammar errors, then it reflects poorly on you, your team and your organization. Test options include:

  • Spelling (20 questions)
  • Grammar (20 questions)
  • Proofreading
  • Language Skills (spelling, grammar-26 questions)

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Admin/Office Support
Customer Support
Data Entry


Multiple Choice


Basic to Intermediate


15 to 20 minutes

Why do good writing skills matter?

Professionalism: Proper grammar, spelling, and proofreading show attention to detail, professionalism, and credibility.

Clarity: Correct grammar and spelling ensure that your message is clear and easy to understand. Miscommunications can lead to mistakes, lost productivity, and frustration among customers and co-workers.

Efficiency: Good grammar and spelling saves time and resources. When communication is clear and easy to understand, it reduces the need for follow-up questions or clarifications.

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Workplace grammar and spelling test options

Spelling test: User selects the correctly spelled word of four options.

Grammar test: User selects the grammatically correct sentence of four options.

Proofreading test: User spots up to 20 errors in a document, while avoiding words that are not mistakes.

Language skills test: Mix of spelling and grammar questions.

Advanced “Business” versions of Spelling and Grammar are available.

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Pre-hire tests

Score Reports

  • Easy to read and emailed instantly
  • Percent of Correct Answers (80%, 50%, 100%)
  • Skill Level: Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced
  • Correct/incorrect for each question

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Pre-employment tests for job applicants

Avoiding bias

Using pre-employment tests, such as these Grammar and Spelling tests, is one way to avoid bias in the hiring process. Bias can be conscious or unconscious and recruiters may not be aware that they have them.

Using research-based pre-hire tests reduces bias that may come from work or educational experience.

All of our tests follow the guidelines of the EEOC and US Department of Labor’s Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection.

Pre-employment tests for attention to detail.