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This page is about the skill Microsoft Excel, which is one of more than 40 technical skills you can assess on Alooba. Microsoft Excel is a very commonly used product in basic business analytics. The Microsoft Excel skill is about testing a participant’s ability to use common functions to clean & aggregate data, and other common features of Excel like PivotTables, PivotCharts etc. It does not include VBA or Macros.

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What types of things are included in the Microsoft Excel skill?

The Microsoft Excel skill assesses knowledge of topics like Formulas, Conditional Formatting, Filters, Lookups, Pivot Tables and Solver.

Which types of roles require good Microsoft Excel skills?

Microsoft Excel is a commonly assessed skill for roles such as Business Analyst, Data Analyst, BI Analyst, Marketing Analyst and really any business role.

Why should we test someone’s Microsoft Excel skills?

A critical part of running an ethical hiring process that’s fair and meritocratic is having objective measures of someone’s skills. Why does ethical hiring matter? Simple - it helps you hire the best person for the job.

Robert Half reported that the cost of a bad hire is on average 15-21% of the employee’s salary.

What was the most common reason for mis-hires? A lack of the right technical skills. This a true hiring own-goal, as it’s so easily preventable through a valid, thorough skills assessment.

So, if your role requires a candidate to know Microsoft Excel well, you can validate that with Alooba Assess.

Can I test my current team’s Microsoft Excel skills too?

Yes you sure can. You can assess their skills using Alooba Growth.

Which tests can I find the Microsoft Excel skill in?

Microsoft Excel can be assessed through the Concepts & Knowledge test & Free Response test. The Free Response Test includes different answer options like written responses, video answers and diagram answers.

Can I add my own Microsoft Excel questions?

Yes, you can add your own Microsoft Excel questions via the question bank.

How do I get access to Alooba to test Microsoft Excel skills?

Feel free to reach out and book a quick discovery call here.

How difficult is the Microsoft Excel skill?

Each question on Alooba is categorized by difficulty - Easy, Medium & Hard. You can set the difficulty level to whatever you like by picking and choosing the questions that you want to include.

What else can I assess with Alooba?

You can also assess someone’s intelligence, their personality type and critical soft skills, like communication.

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