Occupational assessment is used to help measure a person's competence, or potential, to undertake characteristics of a job.
Research has shown that well-constructed assessments predict job performance more accurately than almost any other single selection measure.
Assessments have been proven to help recruiters differentiate between the qualities of job candidates and ensure that the best candidates are selected for employment. Occupational assessment can also help people identify learning and career development needs.
The level and specific requirements of the job determine the most suitable assessment activities to apply. Occupational assessments are objective in nature and permit a fair and consistent evaluation of candidate’s skills.
Personality questionnaires and numerical and verbal reasoning tests regularly play a part in our recruitment and staff development processes. Practising these tests can help you prepare for assessment but you should also familiarise yourself with the rest of the assessment and recruitment process.
Click here for more information on the range of tests used to assess candidates, including descriptions, tasks, timescales and some example questions.
If you would like to practice some assessment tests please click on this link to the SHL Direct website (they are our main supplier of testing materials).