7 tests – for recruiting a great team

7 tests – for recruiting a great team

Before starting a recruiting process you should have in mind that recruiting and career tests are not the best ways to test a candidate for a particular job. Putting the candidate to work is.

More details about testing future performance in the following video:

Video URL: https://youtu.be/qcvcDvzjSzc?list=PL-BRtcBm4Yj6ZpOG49cbHut0gtuCEVXfk&t=132

Now! Because work sample tests and IQ tests are so close to each other from the perspective of predicting future performance, IQ tests are the first and the easiest to be placed at the beginning of a recruiting process.

Filtering and prioritizing the candidates

All following tests measure only IQ (just one trait of a human’s personality) therefore it’s very easy to make a decision on which candidates you are going to follow-up further next.

Raven IQ Test

It’s an Android App and the test takes 30min.

The Wechsler Test

It’s an online application and the test takes 30min.

You will be needing to use all the tests above in order to make a more acurate assessment.


Evaluating the candidates (online)

The Holland Code Career Test

http://www.roguecc.edu/Counseling/HollandCodes/test.asp (more precise)
It measures 6 traits: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional.
Each trait is more suited for certain types of jobs and tasks. You can read more about that here.

The Jungian Archetype Test

The test matches your personality with one of the 12 Jungian Archetypes. More about those you can read here.

An MBTI-like personality test

If you are an MBTI fan then this version might be useful to you.
Note: Personalty I do not recommend this test because on various occasions it produced inconsistent results.

Kolb Learning Style Inventory

It measures 4 types of learning styles corresponding to 4 traits: ‘activist’, ‘reflector’, ‘theorist’, and ‘pragmatist’.
Each trait is more suited for certain types of jobs and tasks. You can read more about that here.
This test is correlated with 2 dimensions of the MBTI test: ‘Extraversion / Introversion’ and ‘Feeling / Thinking’.

StrengthsFinder 2.0

It is a payed test but it is created by the renowned firm Gallup so it is worth all the money.
The test produces a list of strength / values that you predominately express. A sample report you can see here (my report).


Evaluating the candidates (face-to-face)

L.A.B. Profile (Language And Behavior Profile)

This test requires a interviewer with NLP qualifications.
It measures 14 Motivation and Working Traits based on the language and behavior patterns of a person.

If you are interested in trying out L.A.B. Profile please contact me here.