Engineers and Technical Staff
Testing Talent provide psychometric tests and personality profiles for Engineers, Technical Staff, Production Workers, Design Engineers and Scientists for organisations to recruit and promote the best people for their business. We pride ourselves on maintaining our independence from test publishers and only select tests that are proven to predict performance on the job. Over many years we have developed an excellent reputation with clients in selecting tests that are straightforward to understand. Under the following Job Levels from our experience we would recommend a range of aptitude, situational judgement tests and personality and behavioural profiles based on the real value they provide in assessing individuals.
Aptitude Tests – Saville Consulting
The Saville Consulting tests are designed for Engineers, Technical Staff, Production Workers, Design Engineers and Scientists. They are suitable for NVQ levels 1-5. We have used these tests for many years and our clients have recognised how they have assisted in identifying talented individuals across these basic areas of managerial competence.
Two options are available for aptitude testing. The first is to use a combination test to test their Spatial, Mechanical & Diagrammatic abilities with a single test. The second is to do individual tests for one or more of these abilities.
Situational Judgement Tests (SJT’s) – SHL
The SHL Scenarios test assesses managerial judgement – an individual’s ability to weigh up “real life” managerial situations and decide on appropriate and effective ways of handling them. It assesses an individual’s current level of Managerial Judgement, but can also be used to provide feedback on how to improve their skills in this area.
The test presents individuals with a series of hypothetical managerial situations, each of which is followed by several possible responses, which they are then asked to rate on a 6-point scale.
These answers are then compared with a set of ideal answers generated by managerial experts giving an assessment of an individual’s Managerial Judgement.
It is recommended that this SJT is used for Production workers, engineers, designers and scientists working at a Managerial level only.
Behavioural Profiles – Saville Consulting
The Saville Consulting Strengths questionnaires identify the potential strengths of individuals against the successful behaviours required for the role. It is designed to assess applicants against organisational and cultural fit.
The Operational Strengths questionnaire identifies the potential strengths of an individual against the behaviours required for apprentice, technical and manufacturing type roles. Importantly measures one’s behavioural attitude towards health and safety.
Whilst a behavioural profile does not provide the same level of detail as a full personality profile, Work Strengths has been shown to accurately predict behaviours and improve the calibre of later stage candidates. It allows better candidate placement by showing performance enhancers and inhibitors and provides a positive experience for the candidates by presenting them with relevant questions that they can complete quickly.