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Kendra in Sayre, Pennsylvania

113 months ago

What is the testing like that is reqired at Manpower? Why is it necessary? Anyone who has been tested at Manpower please let me know about this testing.

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Hello in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

113 months ago

Just finished theirs last week. Probably depends on job position. However, admins have the usual MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint. There may also be a math, numeric/data entry, etc.

If you have current skills, it should be quite simple.

Almost all agencies require testing - on their systems. I have been told that is so they can foward your scores to clients.
My Opinion: They have to treat everyone the same and test everyone.
I've had temps (other agencies) that had "5 yrs" that couldn't do basic MS.
That's why they get testing.
So they forward task scores and be SURE you have the skills. Don't take it personnally.

PS: List with as many agencies as you can, that actively look in your field. You do NOT have te be exclusive to one or share any info. Even if they say: we don't want to send your resume to the same person." That is not fair to you and may give them a lead to a client.

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Quick thought... in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

113 months ago

It looks like "Hello" hit it right on the head. In the Manpower office I work at, we test every employee that comes in for the intake process. It is very easy for someone to say they type 80 wpm, but when I send them to my client, they only type 30 wpm. It would be a poor appearance on Manpower as well as the associate, so instead of just guessing that everyone has every skill out there, we do some quick tests and verify that. It protects us as well as the employee because their skills are verified on paper. We have the proof. It's also an excellent way for us to find out if there are skills an employee needs to brush up on. Manpower offers six months of free training to any temporary employee. You have so many choices of classes you may take online which is just extra icing on the cake! Don't take offense to the testing, just think of it as one more step to finding the perfect job!!! Good luck!

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Kendra in Sayre, Pennsylvania

113 months ago

I am applying for manufacturing work at a local factory. Just wondered what the test is like. Not sure what they will be asking bacause this is an entry level laborer position. Thanks.

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Hello in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

113 months ago

Kendra said: I am applying for manufacturing work at a local factory. Just wondered what the test is like. Not sure what they will be asking bacause this is an entry level laborer position. Thanks.

Just call and ask. They should be willing to let you know. Just tell them that you'd like to be prepared to do your best on the test. This shows that you are being proactive and positive.

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Hello in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

113 months ago

Quick thought... said: It looks like "Hello" hit it right on the head. In the Manpower office I work at, we test every employee that comes in for the intake process. It is very easy for someone to say they type 80 wpm, but when I send them to my client, they only type 30 wpm. It would be a poor appearance on Manpower as well as the associate, so instead of just guessing that everyone has every skill out there, we do some quick tests and verify that. It protects us as well as the employee because their skills are verified on paper. We have the proof. It's also an excellent way for us to find out if there are skills an employee needs to brush up on. Manpower offers six months of free training to any temporary employee. You have so many choices of classes you may take online which is just extra icing on the cake! Don't take offense to the testing, just think of it as one more step to finding the perfect job!!! Good luck!

For my info, if I am listed with Manpower, but, don't have a job yet, can I take advantage of the testing so that I can BE better? Also, if I test, how long before I can test again to see if I get better scores?
Tkx

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Quick thought... in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

113 months ago

The TDC (Training and Development Center) is available to any active Manpower employee. By that I mean any employee who has finished their application and paperwork with Manpower (you do not have to be actively on assignment). You can learn more about Manpower TDC by visiting manpowertdc.com or you can contact your local staffing specialist who should be able to share details about TDC. All you need is a valid email address in order to get set up with the programs. It is hard to say what the testing time frame is, but often, a Manpower office will test you after you have taken courses on TDC because it should help increase your knowledge. If you need any other help, just let me know! I hope that cleared some things up for you.

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Quick thought... in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

113 months ago

Kendra said: I am applying for manufacturing work at a local factory. Just wondered what the test is like. Not sure what they will be asking bacause this is an entry level laborer position. Thanks.

Some of the various testing that applies to those types of positions are the inspection test (spotting for defects in items), sorting and checking (sorting tags in to bins and checking that parts are available) and a few other manufacturing related tests. Don't be nervous, just do your best! That's all we can ask! But if you do have concerns, give Manpower a call with questions!

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Bill in Lakeland, Florida

113 months ago

Hey I tested at Manpower basic QC and math. I passed and was selected for temp to perm job. Short weeks 8 to 24 hours. Give innacurate info. 160 hours to company employee with $5 an hour raise. Other Manpower employees had been at work site 5 mounths. No guarenties.

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Bob in Geneseo, Illinois

112 months ago

I used to have nothing but problems with manpower, but I talked to them about the issues that I was having, and they are now working very hard to help me find a job that I am qualified for. I wanted to retract my previous statements about never using manpower again and also note to anyone out there that is looking for employment to not use Trillium staffing. I will be the firs to admit that I do have a felony on my record, but it was from 6 years ago. I paid the price for what I had done, I learned my mistake and my record has been clean ever since then, not even a parking ticket. They asked to do a background check, which I said was fine, then contacted me, had me drive a half an hour to their office, just to tell me "We don't hire people like you." Give a guy a second chance when he knows he's done wrong. I wouldn't recommend trillium staffing to my worst enemy. That's fine that they don't want to hire me because of my record, but don't make me drive 30 minutes and waste half a tank of gas, just to tell me when you could have told me over the phone.

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Bad Billy in San Diego, California

112 months ago

I wonder...if I contact Manpower-less, will they give me a test tickle?

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ME in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

112 months ago

Why should you not test a person when they apply for a job? I just wonder because most companies do some sort of testing so why shouldn't recruiting firms be under the same standards? I can say that I'm the Queen of England on my resume which is obviously an exaggeration :) but the point is, on paper, I could make myself to be whatever I wanted. Companies have the right to test those skills you claim to have. If I say I can type 100 wpm, I should be able to back it up with a test. Why spend hundreds of dollars hiring a candidate to find out a week later that you have to start the process over because the candidate didn't have the skills they claimed to have. Had the company tested their skills, they would have known from day one. It cost a lot of money these days to hire someone, so you should measure twice, cut once (in a manner of speaking)

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donald in Roselle, Illinois

112 months ago

screw manpower i recently answered an ad for warehouse positions.i faxed over my resume and the next day i got a call from them.i went filled out paperwork and took there fairly easy math and computer test and passed. i was tolled that i would be placed at Aniixter in alsip after i passed a drug screen and background check which i passed. 2 weeks passes then i finnally get a start date which was a tuesday. thinking i was going to start work the next day i get a phone call from the same guy telling me i cant work there because i applied there myself 3 months earlier.what the hell the that have to do with anything i never heard of that happening before i asked the recruiter why was that so? my reply was "i dont know i am sorry but if you like ican get you started at this other company for less money than you require"I refused and said i would wait for something else to come up.then i hear from them a month later telling me they have a position open at Anixter and if i was interested.you gotta be kidding me i thought. i just hung up and have not heard from them since. all igotta say about manpower is that they are unorganized,unproffesional,and just plain stupid! steer clear of them if you can they dont know what the hell they are doing or did for that matter

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pandoraklipfel in Dayton, Ohio

110 months ago

I worked for manpower a few years back and was not happy with their treatment of their employees, for example I worked for a company that manpower had gotten me the job, the job was a receptionist position, I complained numerous times to manpower about the treatment i was receiving from this company, manpower did nothing, I was yelled out, belittle, and insulted many times by the office mgr. most will say i probably deserved this, but i can honstly say i did nothing to deserve this treatment, my complaints fell on a deaf ear, im guesing this was because manpower could care less as long as they are getting their money. I would never work for them or any other agency. There is no protection for you as an employee. Thanks for letting me rant.

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niceclean in Rock Hill, South Carolina

97 months ago

Need help with the customer service testing at Manpower?

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graham in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

56 months ago

Kendra in Sayre, Pennsylvania said: What is the testing like that is reqired at Manpower? Why is it necessary? Anyone who has been tested at Manpower please let me know about this testing.

Any agency that you go to always give a test call prove it. The test sometimes consist of word, excel, and testing just basic knowledge of the computer. If your register with them see can they send you a practice test to brush up on your skills.

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