We are a very small (10) firm and have a few positions opening up in the next couple of weeks. They are simple admin "Data entry" type positions.
Normally, we would dedicate quite a bit of time to sorting through the available candidates, screening, then having them in for personal interviews, etc. We already have 50 applicants, and I imagine we can find one or two good applicants in this pool.
In this case, my client desires a quick and easy approach - in her opinion, these people are just there to enter data, so she wants to do things like assess basic competency and words per minute first.
Pre-employment testing has come to mind, but it seems quite expensive and I'm not confident in the results. Also, many of the applicants are entry-level with little experience on their resumes. Hence:
Are there any guides, industry standards, or reputable lists that can assist here in optimizing this process? I think I must be missing search terms as I can't find anything of quality (all low quality "best testing employees!" types sites with grammar errors on the typing speed intro page).
Tl;DR How do we hire a few competent data entry people quickly?