Hiring is, at its best, a heady mix of artistry and science, and at its worst, a slog through fog-ridden marshes where any misstep could prove to be a setback to your organization. This is especially true when you’re looking for professionals with exceptional language skills.

The Time Cost

With English rapidly becoming the preferred language for communication among companies, there is great need for establishing SOPs that guarantee quality language skills among potential employees.

However, hiring pipelines in general already have a high time cost- more so if there is skill testing involved. Adding yet another evaluation, that too for English language, is bound to face a lot of resistance from management. In this breakneck paced industry, the fastest pipelines get to wrangle the cream of the crop.

How does a business leapfrog its competition, then?

Breaking The Mold

The British Council is working with Rozee.pk in order to support the development of analyzing English skills for employability; the Online Placement Test (OPT) accredited by British Council and powered by Rozee.pk tech- it’s the fastest way to evaluate professionals using an online Global Standard English Assessment.

The OPT addresses the market need by cutting down evaluation from a period of days to a matter of minutes – 40, to be precise. The test is administered online and provides instantaneous results – ranked on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), providing you a baseline for ability that is recognized the world over.

Analyzing results is similarly turbocharged- all test takers are provided ranked badges based on the CEFR, giving hiring managers unprecedented ease in selecting candidates meeting their skilled requirements.

The industry needs a shakeup – embracing the necessity of modern technology as an intrinsic part of the workflows is currently considered “disruption”. It needs to become the norm. The OPT is a solid step in that direction: Drastically reducing the time-to-hire without compromising on the quality and rigours of the testing, thus providing businesses with employees possessing high-grade English skills.