Transportation & Logistics Tests

Transportation and logistics tests evaluate the skills and characteristics of applicants for a position in transport and logistics.

  • What are transportation and logistics skills tests?

    Transportation and logistics skills tests assess candidates on their ability to perform many of the core skills needed to do well in a transportation and logistics position.

    Working in transportation and logistics requires several traits that companies in the industry should test their applicants for. Attention to detail, error checking, problem-solving, situational awareness, emotional intelligence and teamwork are competencies often sought after but they can often be tricky to assess through traditional methods.

    The tests will typically cover topics such as personality, cultural fit, and a variety of reasoning and problem-solving skills.

    Most tests relevant to this industry follow a multiple choice format, and are usually sent during the early pre-screening stages of recruitment. Candidates are typically given two or three days to complete the online tests, under timed conditions with multiple-choice answers.

    The response options aside from the correct answer, called distractors, are mostly common mistakes or misconceptions, which enhances the question's ability to accurately measure a candidate's proficiency.

About the Transportation & Logistics Tests

The transportation and logistics industry requires many competencies that are essential but are often overlooked skills that should be tested. Poor performance in areas such as attention to detail can have a negative effect on transport and logistic businesses.

It should therefore be an essential part of a recruiters process to use pre-screening assessments before hiring new employees.

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  • Why use pre-employment testing for transportation and logistics?

    Hiring top talent for transportation and logistics companies can be challenging. Not only are positions competitive, but it’s important to carefully screen candidates to ensure they will perform optimally at the job they’ve applied for.

    Traditional methods of recruitment such as using a CV or application form are not always the most effective way to assess if a candidate has the competencies and skills you require.

    Transport & logistics skills tests solves this problem using a multiple-choice assessment which provides test scores for each candidate. The results allow you to rank your top-performing candidates based on their test results – which makes shortlisting efficient, improves the quality of hires you make and reduces unconscious bias.

    Job roles transportation and logistics skills tests would be suitable for include:

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Which specific tests should you use?

At the core of retail work the following tests are useful in measuring the quality of your hires:

  • Error checking test
  • Personality test
  • Teamwork test
  • Numerical reasoning test
  • Verbal reasoning test

Error checking test

Error checking is a skill that requires attention to detail. For transportation and logistic businesses, it’s vital that mistakes are avoided and errors are checked.

An error checking test assesses how individuals analyse and spot errors, irregularities, and inconsistencies in different types of data.

Personality test

Teamwork and cultural fit are an important part of any business - particularly in transportation and logistics. Finding the right personality traits in your talent pool during recruitment can be useful to spot the right people for the job.

The personality assessment uses Likert scale questions and tests a range of personality traits that you’d typically look for in a candidate for a transport and logistics company.

Teamwork test

The ability to work effectively and cooperatively with others is an essential skill in the transportation and logistics industry, as to have a successful operation the whole team must work productively and in synergy. This helps drive productivity, quality of service, and timeliness, whilst reducing room for potential errors.

The teamwork skills test presents candidates with a series of hypothetical workplace scenarios to gauge their ability to work successfully with others, making it very useful for recruitment in the transportation & logistics industry.

Numerical reasoning test

The numerical reasoning test is a useful assessment that measures mathematical problem-solving. Basic skills like division, multiplication, conversions and fractions are typical skills needed to score well on the test.

The test is particularly useful for the transport and logistics industry because maths is an important skill needed to make quick inventory calculations and support decision making.

Verbal reasoning test

The verbal reasoning test is used to assess how well candidates can comprehend large passages of text and information. Candidates will need to answer multiple-choice questions based on information provided deciding whether the questions about the text they have read is implied, factual or false.

The test is particularly useful for the transport and logistics industry for those who might be given reports, emails or instructions. It’s important to be able to separate the key information needed to use.

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Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists and psychometricians who are dedicated to making all of our tests as reliable, valid and fair as possible. They strictly adhere to best practices in the industry and stay on top of the latest innovations to ensure job candidates’ unique profiles of characteristics, abilities and knowledge are being measured accurately while minimising bias. They leverage decades of research and advanced predictive analytics to build assessments that link to outcomes that matter, such as job performance, turnover, engagement, culture fit and more.

“Personality profiling allowed us to perform lookalike modelling of our most successful employees and use this as a blueprint for new hires.”
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain

FAQs

What is the typical recruitment process in the transport and logistics industry?

A typical recruitment process for the retail industry might look like this:

  1. Online application
  2. Pre-employment tests
  3. Telephone/video interview
  4. Face to face interviews
  5. Job offer
What skills does a candidate in transport and logistics typically need?

Skills to look for when hiring candidates in the transport and logistics industry include:

  • Adaptability
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Good at problem-solving
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Stress management
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