Existing staff that may be applying for a promotion, or are perhaps having in-house problems, can be assessed on a number of levels. Results from assessments can be used in management decisions and can be relied upon for their accuracy and objectivity. These assessments can also form part of a broader training program and staff development process. Tailor-made workshops can be fun and interactive, providing a valuable team-building experience.
While interviews and CV analysis provide information on applicants’ current behavior repertoire and behaviors they have demonstrated in the past, standardized tests focus on permanent underlying personality traits and abilities. The information obtained from Staff & Management Assessments can be used not only to explain present behavior but also to uncover potential in your applicants that may not yet have been realized. The standardized Staff & Management Assessments complement CV analysis and interviews by helping to identify the best applicants; they can also pick out candidates with the potential to develop quickly to fit the requirements profile.
Applicant transparency: ability and personality count
How do you measure an applicant’s potential to succeed? What key competences need to be considered? The core finding of scientific studies is that the right mix of ability and personality has the greatest power to predict whether an applicant will become a successful employee.
Staff & Management Assessments draw on this approach. They comprise standardized ability and personality tests that can be used singly or in combination. For staff selection and development we recommend that you combine an ability and a personality test. This will answer approximately 80% of your assessment queries.
The Staff & Management Assessments are uniquely flexible. They adapt to the job, the infrastructure or the respondent, depending on what is needed. Some examples of the wealth of variety provided by the Staff & Management Assessments:
- Easy or difficult items
- Adaptive or linear presentation of the item material
- Abstract, general item material or item material closely linked to the job
- Largely language-free items or items involving larger quantities of text
- Short or long testing time
- Screening or high reliability
For those who want to delve more deeply, the report also contains the following information:
- Executive summary
- Detailed job profile and extent to which the candidate meets the criteria
- The candidate’s position-independent skills
- Detailed test results
- Opportunity and risk analysis
- Training options
- Guidelines for an interview with the respondent
- Onboarding plan for the respondent’s manager
- Glossary & help
The scope of the report and the way in which the results are presented are varied for different readers. The report is provided in three versions:
1) for the recruiter,
2) for senior management and
3) for the respondent,