Employment Readiness Scale

Employment Readiness Scale Incorporated (ERSI)

This Employment Readiness Scale (ERS) measures specific employment readiness factors and soft skills.

What This Includes

  • Licenses include training from ERSI, codes for clients to take the test multiple times, access to all assessment reports
  • Agency licenses intended for direct client services and report generation
  • Sponsor licenses intended for analyzing patterns of client needs and program effectiveness across several agencies

Key Takeaways

  • The ERS can be used as a needs assessment for individuals or classes, or to show baseline and progress metrics to learners, funders, and employers.
  • Assessment reports include detailed evaluations and an action-planning tool for use by the individual, educator or employer.
  • Testers can retake the ERS several times to measure their progress.
  • Assessments, self-assessment and skill and career inventories should always be used as advising and coaching tools for greater self-awareness and skill development.

The Employment Readiness Modelâ„¢ was developed and validated based on international research in Australia, Canada, Sweden, the U.K., and the U.S. The ERS assessment tool was established through three years of field research with populations receiving government assistance, ranging in age from 14 to 65.

Critical & Creative Thinking

Emotional Intelligence

Leadership & Initiative


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