Many organisations use a range of methods to ensure they make the best possible recruitment decisions such as interviewing, assessment centres, personality profiling, trial periods and more.
One of the tried and tested methods also used by many organisations is testing candidate’s ability to reason with numbers, words and logic. Typically these tests are used for senior level positions and those such as analysts and accountancy roles. Unlike personality profiling, ability tests are marked as right or wrong. Each respondent receives their own test results based on a percentile score compared to others who have taken the test before them (called a ‘norm’ group).
They are easy and quick to administer and offer an insight into the IQ of candidates.
Numerical Reasoning Test – this evaluates an individual’s ability to reason complex numerical information
Verbal Reasoning Test – this evaluates the extent to which an individual can understand complex statements
Logic Reasoning Test – this evaluates an individual’s ability to respond to a series of logic based questions