The Top 7 Free Career Aptitude Tests

Professional Alternatives

A free career aptitude test is also known as a career assessment tool that asks some specific questions usually about a user’s personality traits then offers recommendations for their career path, based on their answers. 2) Truity: The Big Five Personality Test.

Recruiters: Use Cognitive Aptitude Tests to Expand Your Candidate Pipeline

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Criteria Corp , a leading provider of pre-employment testing services. They recently launched an app called JobFlare (iOS, FREE) that allows users to play “brain games” that are scientifically created to test the cognitive abilities that are considered the key predictors of job success. Possible Solution: Hiring Candidates Who are “Work Experience Light”.

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Why General Tests Deliver Better Hiring Results Than Specific Skills Tests

Criteria Corp

As a pre-employment testing provider, we offer both general aptitude and personality tests, as well as micro-skills tests such as typing tests and computer skills assessments. For many companies, using general aptitude tests to help inform their selection decisions is, pardon the pun, a no-brainer. Accordingly, both aptitude and personality tests are validated against long-term outcomes such as productivity and tenure.

Pre-Employment Tests Can Help #HR Hire Faster (and Better)

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is sponsored by Criteria Corp , a leading provider of pre-employment testing services. Their testing system, HireSelect, is a SaaS (software as a service) solution that enables organizations to increase recruiting effectiveness using state-of-the-art technology. While no pre-employment test can guarantee the perfect employee, they have been proven to successfully predict behavior and that’s important.

We Are Young: Tactics for Hiring Junior Developers

Speaker: Katrina Kibben, Founder and Principal Consultant of Three Ears Media, and Katherine Linchey, Relationship Manager at Codility

Historically, recruiters have avoided recent grads and junior talent because they didn’t have the tools or tactics to measure a candidate on aptitude or even know where to find them in the first place outside of college job fairs. This webinar will help you overcome that hesitation, teaching you strategies to identify, source and hire junior developers.

Top Cognitive Assessment Tools

TalenX

Cognitive assessment tools is a way to ensure that the candidate selected is best suited for the role. A series of assessments are called cognitive assessment tests that are used to identify high potential employees. Best Cognitive Assessment Tools. Introduction.

Should you Prepare for the Aptitude Test?

Thrive Global

Aptitude tests are designed to tease out information such as how a person thinks, where their skills lie and how logical they are. As a result, they’re a good indicator of the type of employee you’re likely to be – so employers love them!

How Software Companies Use Assessments for Organization-Wide Hiring

Criteria Corp

82% of organizations use some form of pre-employment assessment in the hiring process. Organizations across every industry have used assessments to hire for just about every job, from entry-level to executive. And the software industry is no exception.

Can Aptitude Tests Be Used to Predict Bad Behavior?

Criteria Corp

We’ve previously written about the use of the Wonderlic aptitude test on NFL draft prospects, pointing out that the popular press and NFL fans as a whole have often unfairly dismissed aptitude tests as irrelevant to future gridiron success. This seems to be based on jock stereotypes about the sport and on a misunderstanding of how tests, and predictive tools in general, work. Uncategorized Aptitude Football NFL Wonderlic

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Why Cognitive Aptitude is Such a Great Predictor of Job Performance

Criteria Corp

Cognitive aptitude tests are some of the best tools for predicting job performance. In fact, one of the best known reviews of research in the field of employee selection demonstrated that cognitive aptitude tests are far more predictive than some of the most common hiring criteria – they are twice as predictive as job interviews, three times as predictive as work experience, and four times as predictive as education level.*.

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Engage Your Employees Through a Culture of Creativity

Speaker: Peter Merrill, President, Quest Management Inc.

President at Quest Management Inc. Peter Merrill will show you how to assess your own innovative aptitude and how you can contribute to the innovation process. That contribution could come in the form of new ideas or delivery methods, which will also allow leaders to engage their people where they best perform. He will also discuss alternative ways to address the challenges leaders face when trying to get creative behaviors and delivery behaviors to co-exist in innovative organizations.

Game-Based Assessments 101

Criteria Corp

There’s a lot of buzz about game-based assessments as a way to evaluate candidates in the hiring process. Game-based assessments are so enticing because they seem too good to be true – they seek to turn something that can be stressful and tedious into something fun and engaging. cognitive aptitude pre-employment tests gamification game-based assessment

Introducing the UCAT, an Internationally-Friendly Aptitude Test

Criteria Corp

Today we’re excited to launch our new internationally-friendly aptitude test, the Universal Cognitive Aptitude Test, or UCAT. The UCAT measures general cognitive aptitude, one of the most predictive factors for job success. Just like the CCAT, our most popular aptitude test, the UCAT measures critical thinking, problem-solving ability, and logic, all elements of cognitive aptitude. The UCAT is a 20 minute test with 40 questions.

Workplace Observations for 2015: The Year of Employee Aptitude

HR Ringleader

I think 2015 will be the year of focus on employee aptitude. Why aptitude? Well, by definition, aptitude is about capability, talent and readiness and speed in learning. The other factor could be the focus on national healthcare and people fearing that employer-provided healthcare could be coming to and end in the near future. On this final day of 2014, I’m making some observations about the workplace for the coming year. Why observations and not predictions?

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Best Employee Behavior & Talent Management Assessment Tools in 2022

HR Lineup

Employee behavior and talent assessment have been existing for years since they help employers and HR professionals make informed hiring and promotional decisions. But, unfortunately, many employers still make the wrong choices even after assessing their candidates and employees.

SilkRoad Connections 2018 Agenda Spotlight: Aptitude Research Journey Series

Silkroad

We’re excited to welcome back Aptitude Research Partners to SilkRoad Connections 2018. Aptitude Research Partners is an independent research-based analyst and advisory firm guiding businesses to success within the increasingly complex Human Capital Management Technology Landscape. Aptitude Research Partners will be presenting a journey series comprised of three sessions.

HR MarketWatch M&A News: Symphony Talent CEO Discusses Acquisition of Smashfly with HRWins and Aptitude Research Founders

LAROCQUE

On the morning of Monday, October 4 Symphony Talent the recruitment marketing services and technology firm formerly known as Hodes announced its acquisition of Smashfly Technologies, recruitment marketing and CRM platform for large enterprise employers. That afternoon Symphony CEO Roopesh Nair joined Madeline Laurano of Aptitude Research and George LaRocque of HRWins in the Talent […].

TOP 11 recruitment software to look out for in 2020 [+ G2 reviews]

Skillate

It is moving away from resume and phone screening of candidates to video interviews and skill assessments. As per studies, the global recruitment software market was valued at USD 1753.2 A superb solution to help with such recruitment issues is recruitment software.

Best 10 Automation Skills Testing Tools for 2019

Recruiters Lineup

Automation skills testing tools are as vital and crucial an element to any organization as background checks , employee referral software , and video interviewing technology. Automation skills testing allows your organization to evaluate and more fully understand potential candidates.

7 major types of pre-employment tests to screen applicants

HR Digest

In fact, 87 percent of employers believe that candidates often misrepresent themselves on resumes and job applications. Pre-employment tests are a series of candidate assessment tools to know if the candidate is the right fit for a specific job role. Job knowledge tests.

Organizations Can Use Assessments to Bridge the Skills Gap

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Criteria Corp , a leading provider of pre-employment testing services. They recently launched an app called JobFlare (iOS, FREE) that allows users to play “brain games” that are scientifically created to test the cognitive abilities that are considered the key predictors of job success. Use Assessments as Part of Your Recruitment Strategy. Assessments Can Help Employers Close the Skills Gap.

5 Types of Pre-Employment Tests

Criteria Corp

Pre-employment tests are a great way to learn more about your candidates throughout the hiring process. There are a number of different types of pre-employment tests that differ based on the qualities or attributes they measure, from cognitive ability to personality and skills. Importantly, pre-employment tests are not the same as pre-employment “screenings,” such as background screenings or drug tests.).

Is Your Hiring Process Ineffective? Try These Helpful Methods

TalentCulture - Recruiting

The common order is usually something like this: Resume screening Interview Assessment Job offer Your process may not look exactly like this, […]. Hiring and Retention aptitude testing candidate interview candidate screening hiring hiring steps recruiting skill assessments

How do Game-Based Assessments Fit into the Hiring Process?

Criteria Corp

Game-based assessments represent an exciting new frontier in the way we evaluate candidates in the hiring process. While traditional pre-employment tests measure your candidates’ skills through familiar test formats like multiple choice, game-based assessments turn the testing experience into a game. cognitive aptitude game-based assessment trainability

Why General Tests Deliver Better Hiring Results Than Specific Skills Tests

Criteria Corp

As a pre-employment testing provider, we offer both general aptitude and personality tests, as well as micro-skills tests such as typing tests and computer skills assessments. Aptitude Tests cognitive aptitude personality tests skills tests Uncategorized

Why It’s Important to Assess Candidates Across Multiple Dimensions

Criteria Corp

For example, cognitive aptitude is one of the best predictors of ultimate job performance because it encompasses qualities like the ability to learn quickly and adapt new information, something that is universally advantageous when approaching a job. People are complicated.

Large-Scale Firms Are Conducting Pre-Employment Testing Online – Here’s Why Smaller Firms Should Follow

Get Hppy

These tests have encouraged and improved dedication and integrity amongst law enforcement applicants. Sadly, the private sector has failed to engage in such detailed pre-employment investigations in the past. However, pre-employment testing processes are changing all that.

Top 31 Pre-Employment Assessment Tools [And Counting]

Digital HR Tech

More and more companies use pre-employment assessment tools to compare the critical competencies of their candidates helping them to find the best match for the job and the organization. These tools come in many different shapes and sizes, ranging from personality and skill assessments to culture fit, social skills and beyond. In today’s article, we focus on the top 31 providers of pre-employment assessment tools. Test4u focuses on software skills.

Why Validation is Critical for Pre-Hire Assessments

Criteria Corp

Pre-employment testing can be one of the most predictive hiring factors when it comes to future job success, but not all pre-employment tests are created equal. The purpose of administering a pre-employment assessment is ultimately to get useful, data-driven information that will help you make a more informed hiring decision – a better decision than you could have made by relying on resumes, interviews, and intuition alone.

10 of the best recruiting assessment tools

Workable

Pre-employment assessments, like work samples, cognitive ability tests and job knowledge tests, are good predictors of job performance. These assessments can be administered quickly and easily through well-designed software. Here’s a list of 10 of the best recruitment assessment tools that will help you select qualified candidates to interview and hire: Athena Assessment. Saberr offers a way to assess cultural fit.

7 major types of pre-employment tests to screen applicants

HR Digest

In fact, 87 percent of employers believe that candidates often misrepresent themselves on resumes and job applications. Pre-employment tests are a series of candidate assessment tools to know if the candidate is the right fit for a specific job role. Job knowledge tests.

Evaluate candidates with a pre-employment assessment process

Workable

Assessing these skills can take a wide variety of forms. For jobs with an easily quantifiable skill-set, you may ask your candidates to complete a skills assessment , or standardized test to objectively gauge their competency. Assessing the qualifications of your job applicants can be challenging. A company’s pre-employment assessment process can take many forms. For creative jobs, this assessment might come as a portfolio.

Hiring for Soft Skills? Test for Them.

Criteria Corp

Recently, employers have become increasingly interested in evaluating their candidates’ soft skills. Qualities like flexibility, problem-solving ability, and overall work ethic are just a few examples of soft skills, and it intuitively makes sense that employers are interested in them. cognitive aptitude personality tests pre-employment testing soft skills

The Pitfalls of Standalone Personality Assessments

Pinsight

While personality tests provide a scalable, low-cost solution for organizations with high-volume recruitment needs, there are pitfalls to be aware of if used as a standalone assessment during selection. The market is saturated with opportunistic providers whose solutions vary considerably in quality. In other words, there are good and bad personality assessments. There are also good and base uses of personality assessments.

When Hiring Developers, Look Beyond Programming Tests

Criteria Corp

The demand for software engineers is rising dramatically across nearly every industry. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that positions in software development will grow 24% by 2026. Many companies often use pre-employment tests to determine their candidates’ proficiency in specific programming languages (e.g. cognitive aptitude personality tests pre-employment testing programmers technology