Finding The Right Balance
Combining assessments allows you to evaluate the whole person—to expand the breadth and depth of the information you have on the applicant. The most frequent combination of assessments includes combining ability/skills (i.e., “can do”) with personality/values (i.e., “will, would like, or prefers to do”).
Increasingly recruiters are also using role-specific situational judgment tests (SJTs) to assess work-based behaviors and decision making underpinned by skills, motivation, and abilities commonly required across a number of different roles.
Here are some common multi-lens assessment packages our clients use:
- Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (WGCTA) and Rust Advanced Numerical Reasoning Appraisal (RANRA)– Critical thinking combined with critical thinking with numbers
- Watson-Glaser and Raven’s Progressive Matrices (Raven’s) – Critical thinking with verbal information combined with a measure of non-verbal problem solving
- Watson-Glaser/RANRA/Raven’s and SOSIE – Mental competence combined with an indication of soft skill competence through the measurement of personality and values
- Watson-Glaser/RANRA/Raven’s and IRIS SJTs – Mental competence combined with decision-making ability in specific scenarios and situations
- Core Abilities/Differential Aptitude Tests, IRIS, and SOSIE – Measuring applicants level of general ability combined with indication of appropriate judgment and soft skill competence for a particular role