Psychometric Assessment

Challenge Consulting Psychological Assessment

If you want to hire the right person first go, add psychometric tests to your selection process.

A psychometric test suite assesses a person’s abilities (usually numeric verbal and abstract) as well as their personality and compares the results to the competencies required for a role.

Good psychometric testing :

  • Identifies twice as many high performing employees, compared to unstructured interviews and other methods (High performing employees produce around 40 percent more revenue than average candidates).
  • Ensures objectivity by evaluating all candidates against the same criteria, the use of standardised criteria allows you to make informed decisions.

Why choose Challenge Consulting?

  • Expert advice – experienced psychologists manage your testing from end-to-end to help you make informed selection decisions.
  • Saves you time – we provide a streamlined assessment service managing the administration, set-up, and follow up with candidates.
  • Customised solutions – we provide feedback specific to the role, manager and organisation.
  • Quick turnaround – knowing that speed is essential in recruitment, we promise quality and speed, with reports written within one business day.
  • ROI on psychometrics – we help you achieve an ROI through bench marking, development, and coaching.

Psychometric Test Batteries

The General Test Battery is a comprehensive, in-depth suite of tests that benchmarks candidates against the key competencies required for the role in question (Note: the competencies are agreed during a briefing with Challenge Consulting’s organisational psychologist).

The General Test battery includes the following tests:

  • General Verbal, Numerical & Abstract Reasoning
  • Personality Profile
  • Values and Motivations Questionnaire

Appropriate for: Selection and development of non-management roles
Duration of test: 90 minutes

Designed to assess management level staff, this battery is ideal for selecting and developing high calibre managerial staff: The verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning tests are benchmarked with people in managerial roles who have degrees.  The suite of tests includes:

  • Critical Verbal, Numerical & Abstract Reasoning
  • Personality Profile
  • Values and Motivations Questionnaire

Appropriate for: Selection for managerial and executive roles
Duration of test: 100 minutes

This suite is ideal for selecting sales management staff who have responsibility for budgeting, forecasting, and business planning. It contains the following tests:

  • Critical Verbal, Numerical & Abstract Reasoning
  • Personality Profile
  • Values and Motivations Questionnaire
  • Sales Preferences Indicator

Appropriate for: Selection and development for sales management roles
Duration of test: 120 minutes

The graduate test suite is a comprehensive battery that benchmarks graduate candidates against the key competencies required for the particular role being filled (Note: the competencies are agreed during a briefing with Challenge Consulting’s organisational psychologist).  The graduate test battery compares candidates results against other university level graduates. This suite is usually used for a small number of candidates who have already been interviewed and are preferred for the role.  The suite contains the following tests:

  • Graduate Verbal, Numerical & Abstract Reasoning
  • Personality Profile
  • Values and Motivations Questionnaire

Appropriate for: Selection and development for graduate roles
Duration of test: 90 minutes

The Sales Test Battery is ideal for selecting and developing non-managerial sales staff in both internal and external sales roles. It contains the following tests:

  • Verbal, Numerical & Abstract Reasoning
  • Personality Profile
  • Values and Motivations Questionnaire
  • Sales Preferences Indicator

Appropriate for: Selection and development for non-managerial sales roles
Duration of test: 90 minutes

The Technical Test Battery identifies the abilities required to understand technical concepts and put them into practical use. It is ideal for selecting and developing staff where technical ability is a job requirement. It contains the following tests:

  • Mechanical Reasoning
  • Spatial Reasoning
  • Visual Acuity
  • Personality Profile
  • Values and Motivations Questionnaire

Appropriate for: Selection and development for technical and engineering roles
Duration of test: 90 minutes

The Industrial Test Battery provides a robust measure of cognitive ability specifically designed for process oriented jobs. It contains the following tests:

  • Following Instructions
  • Numerical Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Problem Solving
  • Honesty & Integrity Survey
  • Safety Awareness

Appropriate for: Selections and development for industrial and warehouse roles.
Duration of test: 40 minutes

Volume Screening Reports are used early in the recruitment process where there are a significant number of applicants to screen.  They benchmark and compare candidates against the key competencies for the role.. Screening Reports can be targeted for the following job areas:

  • Graduate Entry
  • Cadet and Entry Level
  • Customer Service
  • Administration
  • Accounts Administration

More detailed selection or development reports can be ordered for the preferred candidate/s

Duration of test: 45 minutes