Step 2: Shortlisted applicants progress to capability-based assessments
Applicants who are shortlisted will progress to the next stage of the comparative assessment and complete capability-based assessments. Capability based assessments provide an opportunity to assess an applicant’s capabilities as they relate to the role. These typically include general cognitive ability test, personality questionnaire and structured behavioural interviews (conducted by a panel of at least two people, one of which is an independent assessor).
Other capability-based assessments to assess the focus capabilities may include work samples such as group activities, a written activity, role play or simulation, analysis, or a presentation.
Psychometric assessments are a method of assessing candidates to inform selection and development decisions. They offer an objective measure of a candidate’s abilities and personality. Psychometric assessments are one of the best predicators of future individual job performance and behaviour when used in combination with a behavioural interview.
Candidates will typically be required to undergo two types of psychometric assessments administered by external third party providers:
- General cognitive ability test, that is, a combined assessment of a candidates’ verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning. The results provide a general indication of likely performance on the job.
- Personality Questionnaire provides an indication of an individual’s preferred behavioural style at work and how they interact with others.
Prepare for the psychometric assessment
Candidates who are invited to complete a psychometric assessment are encouraged to complete online practice psychometric tests. Revelian is one of the third-party providers for psychometric tests and they have free practice tests on their website which may assist candidates to become familiar with the type of assessments, prior to completing a formal assessment. The assessments are always timed.
The assessment should be completed in an environment free from distractions and at a time that you will not be disturbed. It is recommended that you use a mouse while completing the assessments, as it is easier to navigate.