Employment tests are helpful to employers in making right decision to hire potential candidates. Here are some common employment tests followed by the employers:
Assessment tests: These tests are designed to measure the job related skills and abilities of a potential candidate. But many companies used to assess interpersonal skills, communication skills, planning and organizing, and analytical skills of a job candidate. In addition to the above tests other tests like cognitive ability tests, personality inventories, and job knowledge tests are used to evaluate behaviors of the candidates.
Biographical Data: These tests are determined to test various areas like leadership, teamwork skills, specific job knowledge and specific skills, interpersonal skills, extraversion, creativity, etc. Biographical tests include questions about education, training, work experience, and interests to predict success on the job.
Cognitive Ability Tests: These tests measure a candidate’s learning capabilities, logic, reasoning, reading comprehension and other enduring mental abilities. Cognitive tests assess a candidate’s problem solving ability and person’s attitude.
Integrity Tests: These tests are useful to decide a person’s honesty, dependability, trustworthiness, reliability, and pro-social behavior. Integrity tests are meant to identify the disengagement, dishonest, and antisocial behavior at work.
Interviews: Job interviews are meant to assess the things as interpersonal skills, communication skills, teamwork skills, and job knowledge conducted either face-to-face or by phone.
Job Knowledge Tests: These tests are offered to evaluate technical or professional expertise and knowledge required for specific jobs or professions.
Personality Tests: These tests are designed to measure traits related to behavior at work, interpersonal interactions, and satisfaction with different aspects of work. Personality tests are used to find out the interpersonal interaction or work in team settings.
Work Samples and Simulations: These tests evaluate the specific job skills or job knowledge of a potential job candidate. Work samples are to assess various skills like organizational skill, analytic skills, and interpersonal skills.