Caregiver Test

Caregiver tests help employers evaluate whether a candidate has the necessary skills and competencies to be a successful caregiver.

  • What is a caregiver test?

    A caregiver test allows recruiters to make better hiring decisions and distinguish between applicants who may appear similar on paper, both in terms of qualifications and experience. Caregivers do not necessarily have professional training but provide an essential part of helping elderly or disabled adults and children with their day-to-day lives, or life inside a residential home.

    By using a caregiver test, recruiters can assess skills such as teamwork, decision making, and problem solving, such that they can compare candidates on a like-for-like basis, taking forward only the strongest candidates to interview.

About the Caregiver Test

A caregiver provides care to adults and children who require assistance with their daily lives, both in their own homes or within a residential or semi-residential setting. Caregivers need skills in relation to the actual care, and must be able to communicate progress and medical issues. This test evaluates a candidate's proficiency in those skills, to ensure you select the most suitable person for your position.

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  • Why should you use a caregiver test for recruiting?

    When recruiting caregivers, you will want to have a method of assessing basic communication and time management skills, as well as decision making, prioritising and the ambient skills required to be a successful caregiver with multiple clients.

    You may also want to assess team skills and more management-related skills, where the position is that of supervisor and requires additional proficiencies.

    You may also need to ensure that candidates have written and verbal communication skills such that they can serve as coordinators and provide and prepare care plans, as well as in some circumstances to assess medical needs.

    Distinguishing between candidates can be difficult, not least when candidates have worked in different roles and with similar levels of experience. This test highlights key skills and provides additional insight into the character and temperament of each individual candidate.

    Those that meet the basic requirements can be shortlisted, while those who do not are able to be excluded. Applicants who meet additional requirements can then be interviewed.

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Results for the Caregiver Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses caregiver skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific soft skills where applicable (e.g. interpersonal skills), aptitude (e.g. verbal reasoning) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. patience). The results present a holistic view of how well suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be a caregiver were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our caregiver test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.

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    We offer Caregiver tests for all levels so you can assess all roles within your organisation.

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FAQs

How does a caregiver test work?

A caregiver test works by asking candidates multiple-choice questions based on realistic workplace scenarios and hypothetical problems, to gauge their level of expertise and skills required for the role.

What are the skills required for a caregiver?

The key skills required to be successful in a caregiver role include:

  • Communication, both written and verbal
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time management and prioritization
  • Organisation
  • Patience
  • Ability to take own initiative and solve problems
  • Attention to detail, particularly when visiting clients in their own home
What is the cost for Picked’s caregiver test?

Picked operates on a monthly or annual subscription basis. We have several plans to suit your hiring needs, which you can check out here. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to discuss a custom plan.

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Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we'll give you unlimited access for seven days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won't be charged a penny.

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Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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