In addition to Workable's many integrations with assessment software, Workable's native Assessments feature offers personality and cognitive tests that can be sent and reviewed through Workable.
The following types of assessment are available through this premium feature.
- Verbal Comprehension
- Numerical Comprehension
- Abstract Reasoning
- Attention & Focus
- Workplace Personality
Verbal reasoning ability is essential in activities related to understanding instructions, reading and composing texts and interpreting written and oral information.
The verbal comprehension test measures the respondents’ ability to evaluate the logic of various kinds of arguments.
The test emphasizes more on understanding, processing and evaluating verbal information rather than language usage, in relation to the grammar and syntax. Candidates are given a passage to read and will then answer a series of multiple choice questions about it.
People who score high in this test tend to have the ability to readily understand reports and documents, and reach the right conclusions.
Numerical reasoning ability is essential in activities related to money handling, interpreting and analysing numerical data, in order to make appropriate decisions.
The numerical comprehension test measures the respondents’ ability to reach to appropriate conclusions based on numerical data.
The test emphasizes more on understanding and evaluating data, in order to solve problems rather than calculations. Candidates are given a mathematical word problem and provided with a calculator to find the answer.
People who score high in this test tend to have the ability to understand numerical data and reach the right conclusions.
Abstract reasoning ability is essential in activities that require a logical or analytical way of thinking when the provided data is not a specific concept or information, such as a word or number.
The abstract reasoning test measures the respondents’ ability to identify the logical rules which regulate some series of abstract shapes. Candidates are given a series of image patterns and asked to discern which symbol fits the pattern.
People who score high in this test tend to have the ability to logically analyze and correlate multiple information that may be presented even in an abstract form.
Attention & Focus
Attention and focus are essential in activities that require observation and acute working memory.
The Attention & Focus test measures the respondent's ability to store and manipulate temporary information while trying to carry-out complex cognitive tasks like basic reasoning and calculations. Candidates are given a series of rules involving basic math with dice values and must calculate a result based on the rules and background patterns shown.
People who score high in this test tend to have a higher attention span, can easily utilise their working memory and can effectively switch between different tasks.
The Workplace Personality test helps gauge how candidates react to challenges, how they work with others and by themselves, and how they solve problems. There are no "right" answers to personality questions. A trait that's beneficial for one job might not be critical in another. Or, a particular trait might be a better fit with other employees already on a team. Results delineate which personality traits a candidate exhibits more.
Candidates are given a series of workplace scenarios and behavioral statements and asked to respond with their level of agreement to the statement.