Which specific tests should you use?
For a well-rounded candidate profile, an effective test battery would include:
- Verbal reasoning
- Numerical reasoning
- Job knowledge test
A personality test looks at an applicant's character traits, working and social preferences and core values.
These tests are a good way to establish how well an individual would fit into a certain team, whether their values match those of the organisation, and if they have the social skills needed to fulfil their duties.
Verbal reasoning tests are a measure of an individual's ability to process written information and draw logical conclusions from it.
Questions require the test taker to analyse passages of text before answering multiple-choice questions around assumptions, inferences and the strength of arguments. Those that do well are likely to prove strong communicators and effective learners.
Similar to verbal reasoning, a numerical reasoning test asks candidates to draw logical conclusions, but this time from the information presented as data in tables, charts and graphs.
They require keen attention to detail, accuracy, speed and a basic level of mathematical ability.
Job knowledge test
This is where you can delve into job-specific strengths, with tests designed for individual roles.
Whatever position you're hiring for, you'll find an assessment to suit in our test library.