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Document Use

Document Use is the ability to find, understand or enter information with different types of documents. Completing a form, checking off items on a list of tasks, creating a schedule and plotting information on a graph are all examples of document use. Strong document use skills are essential in many workplaces and in everyday life.

Benefits of investing in essential skills of your employees
Finding and keeping workers with the knowledge and skills to get the job done is critical in today’s workplace. Without the right skills, your workplace may suffer. Are you experiencing challenges in your workplace? An investment in the Essential Skills might be the right solution for your business.

We'll help you learn more about improving the essential skills of your employees.

Tools for employers:

This tool can be used by employers to learn more about the Document Use skills of their employees. It gives an indication of skill levels by providing examples of Level 1 and Level 2 assessment questions. Using this tool allows employers to:
    • obtain useful information about the skills employees bring to the workplace;
    • identify current employees’ training needs; and
    • improve workplace training to target specific skill areas for improvement.

This document features 5 case studies and a 10-step guide to building essential skills in your workplace.

ESDC has many other tools you may find helpful.

Tools for employees:

Document Use Self Test
Complete this self test to help you understand your document use strengths and areas for improvement. 

This tool provides practical tips to help you improve your Document Use skills. 

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