Our mental abilities help us to analyze problems better, make quicker and more precise decisions, prioritize our tasks, and also our personality traits have a direct impact on our performance at work, or potential to perform. Then why not to measure them both?
A combination of different personality questionnaires and cognitive ability tests allows you to set up testing for plenty of various job roles taking into account the complexity of each position and even specialization.
Assessments used for selection purposes widely use both aptitude tests and personality questionnaires to select the best for the role.
When selecting the right talent for a position you have several options in which stage to test the candidate
1. Using online assessment in the first round of the selection process, when choosing from a bigger pool of candidates, eliminating unsuitable candidates/candidates that don´t fit the role
2. Using online assessment in the final stage of a selection process to choose the best fit for a specific role by providing support for the final interview
Assessments used for developmental purposes are mostly focusing on personality and motivational questionnaires, and the ability tests play a supplementary role.
1. Identifying high potential employees – assessing factors that predict potential, helping to make a proper succession decision
2. Identifying leadership potential – assessing critical traits for leadership, strengths and developmental areas initiating development planning
3. Employee development baseline – Identification of development priorities combined with developmental planning to support professional growth
The aptitude tests and personality questionnaires helps us a lot to find and securely select the best fit for the role from our candiate pool. We found great use not only in recruiting new employees, but also to get to know better and deeper our current employees, so we are able handle possible loss of motivation.
Nagy-Viányi Edina, Managing Director of Nyitott Szem Bt.
Thanks to our competency-based personality questionnaires you will be able to gain an insight into your candidate's behaviour how they tend to behave in specific situations, which competencies are among their strong ones or where they need to be supported. Our personality questionnaires measure two main attributes necessary for work success.
Why is it important to measure one motivation, values, preferred behaviour and competencies?
You hire people, and people are complex beings where you cannot merely cut off mental abilities form personality. They come as one, inseparably. You do not want to hire or promote a person who's cognitive skills are way above average, but has a terrible reputation for managing conflict and lacks empathy. Measuring personality traits, motives, values are essential information not only to be successful but also being able to co-exist with the company values and other employees.
Setting up a standard with these assessments help you to cut on some time to get to know the candidate faster, gives you an excellent base for competency-based interviewing, and last but not least they cut out the "subjectivity" from the hiring process.
Did you know that measuring cognitive abilities gives you a bulletproof and valid tool, that shows not only the current performance but also has predictive power for future productivity? People who score higher in cognitive ability tests tend to solve complex problems easier; they learn faster and are better in logical reasoning skills.
That's why our tests measure for work success various abilities, e.g. verbal abilities, information handling, numeracy, multitasking, creativity, complex planning abilities. In this was a unique set of assessments could be set up for each position to get the most valid and useable information out of it.
General - Are able to provide a global overview of cognitive abilities. Are measuring general cognitive skills, like numerical and verbal reasoning and the ability to solve problems. May be used as a general and not job role-dependent selection tool.
Example: numerical ability, verbal ability, logical reasoning and many more
Specific - These tests are assessing particular cognitive abilities. Provide a narrow, more detailed view of specific factors. Are measuring problem solving and reasoning ability in particular areas?
Example: reaction speed, ability to concentrate, learning efficiency and many more