Employers

Florida Ready to Work helps take the guesswork out of hiring.  It is an innovative employee credentialing program sponsored by the state of Florida.  It is free and it will change the way you hire.

Florida Ready to Work tests job skills.  It helps you identify which job applicants have the most potential.  Florida Ready to Work jobseekers arrive ready to work with a credential from the state of Florida that shows you what they can do.


Florida Ready to Work gives participating employers a competitive-edge:

    • Reduces employee turnover
    • Reduces employee training costs
    • Saves hiring time and money, increasing productivity and profitability.

You can use Florida Ready to Work to supplement or replace your current employee assessments – for free!  And you can use it as a tool to build the skills of current employees and evaluate employees for promotion – for free!

Become a Florida Ready to Work Employer

Hire the right person, the first time.  Use Florida Ready to Work to help you make better hiring and promotion decisions and to reduce your employee turnover and training costs. 

It’s easy to become a Florida Ready to Work employer: 

RECOGNIZE the credential, starting today, as proof of job skills and initiative when attached to a resume or presented by a potential employee.  Tell your human resources team about Florida Ready to Work and how to use it.

REQUEST the credential from job applicants, as you become more familiar with the program.  Start including “Florida Ready to Work Credential Preferred” in your job advertising and announcements.  If jobseekers don’t have the credential, refer them to a local Florida Ready to Work Assessment Site or give the Assessments directly from your office.

REQUIRE the credential when hiring or use to evaluate employees for promotion, once you have profiled the job.

To get started, just email us at customerservice@floridareadytowork.com.

The Credential and The Assessments

The Florida Ready to Work Credential and Soft Skills is a personalized certificate, issued by the state of Florida and signed by the Governor. 

To earn the credential, a jobseeker must take four Assessments – Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, Locating Information and Essential Soft Skills.  These Assessments are different than most others; they test the work skills required for more than 85 percent of all jobs today. Each Assessment takes about one hour to complete.  This lets you know that a job seeker who takes the time to earn a credential has initiative and wants to work.


Applied Mathematics

Measures workplace mathematical reasoning and problem-solving skills from basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to multiple math functions like calculating percentage discounts and markups.

Reading for Information

Measures reading comprehension and reasoning skills when using written text on the job including memos, letters, directions, signs, notices, bulletins, policies and regulations.

Locating Information

Measures comprehension and application of workplace graphics such as charts, graphs, tables, forms, flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, maps and instrument gauges.

Essential Soft Skills

Measures foundational work habits and employability skills that employers commonly define as essential to gain and maintain employment including conveying professionalism, communicating effectively, teamwork and collaboration, and thinking critically and solving problems.