Employability Skills Inventory

Paradigm Education Solutions

The Employability Skills Inventory (ESI) is a self-scored employability assessment that helps individuals identify their employability skills and skill gaps.

What This Includes

Skills addressed:  Basics, Thinking, Personal Qualities, Resource Management, Information, Interpersonal, Systems Management, Technology Use


  • 80-item assessment to identify workplace strengths and weaknesses
  • Includes scoring directions, an interpretation guide, strategies and recommendations for improving employability skills, and a worksheet for setting goals

Key Takeaways

  • ESI can be used individually or in small groups and takes approximately 20 minutes to administer.
  • ¬†The assessment is best utilized with learners at or above the 8th-grade reading level.
  • Although intended for use in a workplace setting, this tool could also be used in higher education and intermediate- or higher-level adult education, such as high school equivalency.

Impact Publishing is a Canadian company providing assessments and resources in the fields of career and self-understanding/personal growth. Founded more than 40 years ago, the company has an extensive list of clients in businesses and organizations of all sizes, federal and provincial governments, school boards, and colleges and universities, including psychologists, career and employment specialists, human resource consultants, and organizational consultants.

Adaptability & Flexibility


Critical & Creative Thinking

Digital Literacy

Leadership & Initiative

Navigating & Using Information


Teamwork & Collaboration

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