- Select the right test for the job
- Know what you want to measure
- Test for specific skills
- Types of Tests
- Finding tests on our website
Select the right test for the job
- Hiring for an entry level position
- Promoting an existing employee.
- Assessing a senior employee's skill sets.
Know what you want to measure
There are few one-size-fits-all kind of assessments. Most tests are specific to a certain skill set, job role, or ability. There are also a wide range of assessment products available to help employers test various kinds of skills such as, customer service, retail, management, mechanical ability, honesty, dexterity, safety habits, office skills, computer skills and more. If you know what skills your employees require, then you know what type of tests you need to use to evaluate them.
Sometimes it is necessary to combine a number of tests to accurately measure everything that you want to assess.
Testing enables an employer to...
- Assess specific skills, attitudes, or aptitudes quickly and accurately.
- Standardize the application process, to ensure that each candidate is measured against the same criteria.
- What do I need to know about the applicant before I hire them?
- What skills must I ensure that they have before I offer them employment?
Test for specific skills
There are a wide range of assessment products available to help employers test for skills in customer service, retail, management, mechanical ability, honesty, dexterity, safety habits, office skills, computer skills and more. If you know what skills your employees require, then you know what type of tests you need to use to evaluate them.
Types of Tests
Basic Skills Tests
Basic skills tests measure skills that should reasonably be expected for most employees, regardless of their position. These are usually the sort of
skills that people obtain in everyday life, elementary school, or high school.
The importance of test validation lies in the fact that, as part of the test development process, any test or assessment tool offered must be validated to ensure that it is accurate, reliable, and legal for use.
Basic skills might include...
- Problem solving
- Decision making
- Checking accuracy
- Computer skills
Aptitude tests measure a person's ability to learn jobs, perform successfully in training, or assess current skill levels, i.e. general mechanical aptitude. These tests can help to select entry-level workers by measuring their general knowledge and natural ability.
Aptitude tests are not usually used to measure specific knowledge; however, some are more specific:
- Sales Aptitude : This test measures the sales aptitude of the individual on various dimensions which are consequential for being effective in a sales role.
- Customer Service Aptitude : The test measures the customer service orientation of the individual.
- General Aptitude : The test measures the general aptitude of an individual and includes various dimensions which are considered to be important for various job roles.
- Entrepreneurial Aptitude : This test measures the entrepreneurial abilities of an employee.
Skill tests are generally task- or job-specific. Tests have been developed to help test a person's ability to perform a specific set of tasks or skills.
These tests measure things like...
- IT Skills
- Business Communication
- Accounting Skills
- Clerical Speed and Accuracy
Personality tests are designed to help assess aspects of a person's character that remain stable throughout that person's lifetime, the individual's character pattern of behavior, thoughts, and feelings. In other words, a person's "usual" or normal personality traits; the behaviours or values that make them who they are.
Although these tests are generally very accurate, personality tests are not usually recommended for legal use as pre-hiring assessments. Most employment laws demand that only those skills that can be proven to be requirements for success in a particular position may be tested.
Other Types of Tests
These tests measure various psychological constructs which may be important for various kinds of jobs:
- Motivation : The test, based on Herzberg's theory, measures the motivation level of an individual, while also highlighting their contribution of various factors to it.
- Work Ethics : The test measures the morality of an employee at the workplace..
- Leadership Style : The test is based on the concept of Transformational and Transactional Leaders and helps in understanding their various characteristics.
- Leader effectiveness : The test is based on Fiedler's theory and helps understand the leadership style of an individual. It also predicts the effectiveness of the leader, based on situational analysis.
- Emotional Intelligence : The test measures an individual's emotional quotient on various parameters which ultimately help predict success and effectiveness on the job. Useful for managerial positions.
- Intelligence : The test measures the overall Intelligence Level of an individual..
- Candidate Risk Profile : The test measures a person's longevity in an organization and can be used while screening candidates.
We provide various kinds of surveys which help in gauging the overall trend of the employee in your organization:
- Employee Engagement
- Job Satisfaction
- Stress Audit
- Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Depth (Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced)
- Time Required to Take the Test
- Test Format (Online or Paper)
- Scoring Options (Hand-Scoreable, Faxed Back, Online Report)