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Clerk - Shipping / Receiving

Verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments. Prepare items for shipment. Duties include assembling, addressing, stamping, and shipping merchandise or material; receiving, unpacking, verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material; and arranging for the transportation of products.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Examine shipment contents and compare with records, such as manifests, invoices, or orders, to verify accuracy.
  • Record shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, damages, or discrepancies, for reporting, accounting, or recordkeeping purposes.
  • Getting Information - obtain information from individuals
  • Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, or shipping orders, to route materials.
  • Interacting With Computers - use computers to enter, access or retrieve data
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - confer with engineering, technical or manufacturing personnel
  • Confer or correspond with establishment representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, shortages, or nonconformance to specifications.
  • Pack, seal, label, or affix postage to prepare materials for shipping, using hand tools, power tools, or postage meter.

About the test

The HR Avatar Clerk - Shipping / Receiving Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Clerk - Shipping / Receiving test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Data Entry
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:43-5071.00
Simulation Context:Lower-Level Administrative
O*Net Context:Office and Administrative Support
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2017)
Bottom 10%:
$21,690 or less
Bottom 25%:
$25,860 or less
Median:
$31,810 (Average)
Top 25%:
$39,490 or more
Top 10%:
$49,240 or more

Hourly US Wages (2017)
Bottom 10%:
$10.43 or less
Bottom 25%:
$12.43 or less
Median:
$15.29 (Average)
Top 25%:
$18.98 or more
Top 10%:
$23.67 or more

US Employment Statistics
2016:
681,400
2026 (projected):
681,500
Annual U.S. Job Openings:67,200

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Clerical
  • Production and Processing
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Administration and Management
  • Mathematics
  • Transportation
Top Skills
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Coordination
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
Top Abilities
  • Near Vision
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Oral Expression
  • Information Ordering
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Perceptual Speed
  • Speech Clarity
  • Deductive Reasoning
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
10%
High School Diploma:
80%
Post-Secondary Certificate:
5%
Bachelor's Degree:
4%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
23%
Less than 1 Month:
8%
1 - 3 Months:
14%
6 Months - 1 Year:
18%
1 - 2 Years:
23%
2 - 4 Years:
8%
6 - 8 Years:
5%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.


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Activities performed during the Test
  • Review and approve a written document before sending.
  • Identify errors in an expense report.
  • Compare authorization requests against company guidelines for compliance.
  • Share maintenance schedule updates with employees.
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