How do these assessments benefit you?
- You can be fairly and objectively assessed in competitive situations.
- You can find out more about your own strengths and potential development areas.
- You can use the tests and questionnaires to help you select a career path in which you'll feel most motivated, engaged and satisfied – as well as being sufficiently challenged in the role, but not to the extent that you'll struggle to do what is required in the role.
How are psychometrics scored?
How are psychometrics scored?
Psychometric assessments use standardised scoring, which means scores are presented in a meaningful way, making them directly comparable to another person's scores.
- Someone's overall performance score on the test is compared to an appropriate comparison group, which is representative of the candidate population or current job holders.
- A ranking is given to each score in the group.
- These are referred to as percentiles. Percentiles describe someone's performance in comparison to a specific group. So, percentiles provide you with a ranking, out of one hundred.
- Without making this comparison, the test scores will be meaningless as the organisation won't be able to compare how well someone has performed in comparison to those of a similar level or other people who have applied.
- This comparison then allows the organisation to understand the strength of your abilities, relative to others.
How are my responses used in the work style preference questionnaire?
- The work style preference questionnaire measures the extent of your behavioural preference, based on your self-analysis. When compared to the successful behavioural profile these responses provide employers with an indication of the extent to which you're aligned with the employer's most successful working style.
- Your response will be compared to an appropriate comparison group representative of the job holding population to provide us with an indication of how typical your preferences are in relation to the wider comparison group.
Before the test
- If you're completing the assessments online, check your computer or laptop has all the required software to complete the assessments.
- Also make sure you're not interrupted (e.g. turn off your phone and let people know that you shouldn't be disturbed), so that you can fully focus and perform at your best.
- Get a good night's sleep – don't underestimate the importance of getting enough sleep before your tests.
On the day
- Give yourself plenty of time to get to the session if it's at an employer's office.
- Take a watch along so that you can manage your time.
- member, once the test has started you don't want to have any interruptions, so remember to take any comfort breaks before starting the test.
- If permitted to do so, take a calculator with you.
During the assessment session
- Listen to what you're asked to do. Pay full attention to test instructions.
- Take your time to work through the practice questions.
- If you're unsure of how to work through the practise questions, ask the test administrator before commencing with the timed assessment.
- Read through each question carefully.
- Work quickly but accurately — if you're not sure of a response, mark your best choice but avoid guessing.
- If you have time when you've got to the end of the test, go back and check your answers.