How our test assesses time management skills
In Picked's time management test, candidates will need to answer a range of situational judgement questions that challenge a candidate’s competency in time management. The test is designed to indicate how well a candidate can make time management decisions 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 business leaders and psychometric experts, and designed to assess time management 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 time management ability and feels the test is high quality.
Our time management test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.