Teamwork Test

Teamwork tests are designed to assess a candidate’s ability to work constructively and effectively within a group.

  • What is a teamwork test?

    A teamwork test is an assessment designed to gauge an individual’s ability to work successfully with others. It measures the essential skills, knowledge and behaviours required to be a productive team member.

    A candidate's collaborative attitude, helping behaviours and general ability to work alongside others are tested with a series of multiple-choice questions on hypothetical team scenarios. They’re also tested on the skills needed to ensure a team is able to achieve its goals, such as a shared sense of responsibility, tolerance and trust.

    Those that do well in a teamwork test possess skills valuable to any organisation. A high score indicates an individual that works well with others on joint tasks, and knows how to bring about effective outcomes from a combined effort.

About the Teamwork Test

Strong teamwork sits at the core of every successful business. It helps to create a productive and harmonious working environment and ensures employees pull together to achieve shared goals. It’s therefore wise to assess the team working skills of anyone that joins your organisation.

Aside from recruitment, you may also use a teamwork test to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your existing employees, and work towards a more collaborative culture.

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  • Why should you use a teamwork test for recruiting?

    Hiring top talent is likely a priority for your business. But even the greatest level of skill, knowledge and experience means little if a candidate is unable to work in a team environment.

    Most job roles require employees to work with others to some extent on a daily basis, and while more critical to some business settings than others, teamwork is a skill that should fall into the essentials category for all new recruits.

    Those that bring strong teamwork skills help your business thrive through increased efficiency, better communication and decision-making, and a supportive working environment. Those that lack teamwork skills have the opposite effect, causing disruption, tension, and lowered productivity.

    The issue comes in finding those in your applicant pool that have the required strengths – which is where a teamwork test can help.

    Rather than relying on a candidate’s claims around team-working ability, you can test them in practice and get objective, comparable data to help inform your decision.

    The test is easily administered at scale, giving you an efficient method of highlighting the most promising applicants for progression.

    Whatever role you’re hiring for, it’s highly likely that teamwork is an essential, rather than desirable skill. With a teamwork test, you can avoid bad hires, and find the right people to help your business grow.

Sample Teamwork Test question

Your team is tasked with a project for one of your company's biggest clients. Although the deadlines are tight, it is possible to deliver quality work if everyone’s input is timely.

You have noticed that one of your team members is falling behind with their tasks due to some personal issues. You are not very close to them, but you do want to ensure that your team can move forward at the required pace.

What would you do?

  • Work on your own assignments to the best of your ability and hope someone else will pick up any unfinished work.

  • Ask other team members to volunteer to take on more work, as this will give your colleague more time to deal with their personal issues.

  • Mention to your colleague that they don't seem to be as efficient as they usually are and ask if there is anything you can do to help.

  • Report the issue to a superior and ask for suggestions on how to help your colleague, while maintaining the required project pace.

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Results for the Teamwork 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 teamwork skills

In Picked's teamwork test, candidates will need to answer a range of situational judgement questions that are designed to indicate how well a candidate can work and cooperate with others in different situations, meetings, and projects based on a final test score, which can then be compared to the scores of other applicants.

The test presents a scenario for the candidates to review before selecting what they believe to be the most and least effective actions to take in response. The other available options are mostly generic mistakes or misconceptions, which makes the test challenging and helps measure a candidate's ability more accurately.

During the development process, the test was rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. It was created and tested by psychometric experts, and designed to assess teamwork in a sample of job applicants who have varying professional experience.

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 test-taker has a fair chance of demonstrating the true level of their teamwork ability and feels the test is high quality.

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

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Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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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.”
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Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain

FAQs

What are the qualities of good teamwork?

A strong team is organised, communicates well, and focuses on shared goals. Good team members respect and support each other, make equal contributions, and accept joint responsibility for both successes and failures.

Why is teamwork so important?

Teamwork is important because without it, a business is unable to operate effectively. Very few jobs exist in isolation, so to achieve their best and meet the needs of their organisation, employees must be able to work well with their peers.

What is the cost for Picked's teamwork 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.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, sign up (no credit card required) and we'll give you a 7 day trial completely free. You'll get unlimited access to create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you like. You can cancel any time and you won't be charged anything.

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