Which specific tests should you use?
At the core of online and software companies the following tests are useful in measuring the quality of your hires:
- Personality test
- Verbal reasoning test
- Abstract reasoning test
- Time management test
Cultural fit can be an important factor for working in an online or software company. A personality test can be an essential part of ensuring a person will fit in well with the teams and cultures within an office.
The traits you are tested on relate to qualities you might expect for team-oriented and software-driven roles such as a software developer.
Verbal reasoning test
A verbal reasoning test is a useful assessment to test communication and reading comprehension skills.
The challenge for the assessment is related to the test-takers ability to identify what the text passage is inferring - whether it's a fact, implied or not true.
In the software industry, it’s important that candidates are able to use their verbal reasoning skills to draw logical conclusions. Someone who can comprehend lots of information and then effectively communicate it should do well on this type of test.
Abstract reasoning test
For companies looking to hire candidates who are good at problem-solving, the abstract reasoning test is an effective way to assess the ability to solve problems - particularly under pressure as they are timed assessments. Efficiency and accuracy are required to score well on the test.
Candidates will be given a series of patterns, images or shapes and must identify the relationship and use this to determine the correct answer. For example, you might have to guess what the next shape in the series will be.
Time management test
Working for a software or online company often means working under pressure and meeting deadlines. Effective time management is, therefore, an essential skill in the software & online companies industry. Managing time efficiently allows employees to focus on what’s most important and ensure tasks are completed.
The time management test is an assessment of a candidate’s ability to organise their time effectively to perform tasks optimally.