Personality Tests

Personality tests are helpful for employers as they assess an individual's key character traits.

  • What is a personality test?

    Personality tests examine what makes people tick, and how they're likely to react in certain scenarios. The personality tests we use examine 20 different possible traits in order to identify valued skills for the workplace.

  • Why do employers use personality tests?

    As well as giving employers a clearer understanding of the person behind each application, a personality test helps them to decide whether an individual is a good fit for the role, team, and company they're applying to.

  • What is the format of a personality test?

    Although there are no 'right' or 'wrong' answers, there are answers that an employer will be more drawn to, depending on what type of individual they're hoping to hire. Personality tests are still timed as it's important that candidates answer instinctively, rather than as they'd imagine an employer would want them to.

  • Which skills are tested on the personality test?

    The personality test examines a wide range of values, skills, traits and competencies. While the test itself shows an employer how capable an individual is of working under time pressure.

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    All our Best Personality 2021 tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

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    Foundation & advanced

    We offer both foundation and advanced Best Personality 2021 tests to assess all roles within your organisation.

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    Our full array of candidate performance metrics will provide actionable data on each of your candidates.

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    Simple, easy-to-use candidate comparison reports mean you don’t need to be a psychologist to interpret them.

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“We used Picked as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how the all compared. And great value for money!”
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK

FAQs

Are the tests difficult?

The test isn't difficult as it's designed to assess how someone really thinks, feels and acts. But it can feel challenging to answer the questions under the time constraints. There is just one level of personality test that can be used for all sorts of different job roles at different levels.

How long does the personality test last?

Normally, candidates will have 15-20 minutes to work through the questions on the personality test.

Are these tests available in my plan?

Yes! Whichever plan you select, you'll be able to see the full range of test levels. The only difference between the plans is the amount of tests you're permitted to attempt.

Can I see what the test is like?

All you need to do is click the 'view example' button to get a preview of a test. You'll be able to see a mix of foundation and advanced level questions so you get a flavour of what candidates can expect on both tests.

“Focusing on data reduced the subjective decision making from our hiring process and allowed us to reduce bias and make better hiring decisions.”
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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