Aptitude and skills tests are given to job applicants and can cover any topic from general math knowledge to computer skills to grammar proficiency, revealing how well applicants would be able to do a specific job. The data that hiring managers gather from these tests allows them to identify the best job candidates so they know whom to focus on first. Plus, knowing an applicant’s strengths and weaknesses can help a hiring manager structure targeted questions for better interviews.
The Hire Success® system allows you to:
Hire Success® offers a suite of professionally developed assessments designed to help hiring managers gain a better understanding of their job applicants' aptitudes/skills before they make a hiring decision. The tests fall into two categories: Cognitive Aptitude Assessments and Job Skills Assessments. Each assessment can be modified and adjusted to fit an employer’s hiring needs
Don't see what you're looking for? No problem — you can create your own test on any topic to make sure your applicants have the specific knowledge needed for the job.
Cognitive tests assess a job applicant’s broader thinking abilities (e.g., reasoning, perception, memory, verbal fluency, mathematical ability, and problem-solving). These tests pose questions designed to estimate your applicant's' potential to use mental processes to solve work-related problems or to acquire new job knowledge. The majority of questions on the Hire Success® assessments are at the middle school or high school level. With academic assessments, an overall score is provided as well as scores by academic grade range.
Job candidates must answer 10 questions primarily focused on comparing two sets of data for accuracy and errors. This assessment helps gauge a candidate’s attention to detail.
Job candidates must answer 14 questions focused on assessing their ability to reason as well as their sense of logic and ability to make comparisons.
Job candidates are asked to read a short story and then answer 10 multiple-choice questions about their understanding of the text.
Job skills tests evaluate what job-specific knowledge and skills a person knows at the time of testing. Questions on the Hire Success® Job Skills Assessments range in difficulty from the grade school to college levels, depending on the test. An overall score is provided as well as scores by academic grade range.
Job candidates must answer 30 multiple-choice math questions, ranging in difficulty from a fourth-grade level to a college level.
Job candidates must answer 41 multiple-choice questions that assess their knowledge of basic English grammar and punctuation.
Job candidates must answer multiple-choice questions that assess their knowledge of Microsoft Excel. The basic and intermediate tests consist of 25 and 28 questions, respectively.
Job candidates must answer 30 multiple-choice spelling questions. For each question, they can click on a button to hear the word spoken and then choose which of four spellings of the word is correct.
Job candidates must answer 30 multiple-choice questions. For each question, a word is listed along with four possible definitions. The applicant chooses the definition that best describes the word.
Our custom test-building software includes an expansive database that employers can use to make their own combination tests. Hiring managers can combine any number of questions from any of the categories to create their own custom tests. Employers may even add their own questions to the question database, edit our questions, and change their point values (weighting) and the resulting analysis.Learn more