Tests

For the evaluation and selection of candidates

Evaluation of the candidates is made by means of different tests and evaluation tools. Personality test OPQ-32 is a self-assessment test. For positions on management level there is also a half-day Assessment which includes psychological testing, various skill tests and Insights Discovery.

Personality assessment OPQ32 (Occupational Personality Questionnaire)

The OPQ-32 defines personality as a person’s typical or preferred way to behave, think and feel. OPQ is an ipsativ (self-referential) personality assessment. This means that you only have two possible answers. It is a so-called two evils test and the ipsativ format prevents idealization. Moreover, the OPQ test describes the 32 personality characteristics grouped into three main areas: relationships, thinking and emotions. We send out a link to the preferred candidates, with login details for the test. The test consists of a total of 104 questions and take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.

The test includes questions about the candidate’s behavior, preferences and attitudes in relation to different aspects of their working lives. The candidate is to choose the option (amongst several) that conforms most versus least with their personality. The candidate’s responses are compared against a group which provides a profile of alleged preferences for different ways to behave on the job. These fall into three main areas, relationships with people, thinking style and emotion.

With OPQ and our own in-depth interview template as a basis, we conduct an interview which takes about two hours. We always proceed from the requirement profile to ensure that all requirements are met. Then we supplement with additional references to straighten out any queries from the in-depth interview. After conducted tests and interviews, we personally present the results to you.

Assessment for the management level

For management-level or equivalent, we can also add a half-day Assessment. This includes psychological tests, written reports and three different situations and dilemmas to be solved. Risk management, leadership and business development qualities are tested here.

The skill tests verify numerical, verbal and inductive capacity and through role play we establish how the candidate handle various situations. The tests are limited to a maximum of 15 minutes each. The numerical test answers the mathematical and logical thinking. The verbal test is designed to measure the ability to understand written information and to evaluate arguments about this information. The inductive test measures the ability to draw conclusions and to understand relationships between various concepts independently of acquired knowledge.

In addition to this we supplement with exercises that highlight other key qualities that are important for the position. As the tests are completed we provide feedback to the candidate orally and in writing to the client. 

Person Profile Insights Discovery

Insights Discovery is a personal profile that gives the candidate a deep insight of themselves, their work preferences and behavior. The candidate learns how he/she can be even better at adapting, communicating and interacting with others to create strong and effective relationships. Insights Discovery also suggests how the candidate can set up smart development goals for himself. After completing tests, we provide feedback to the candidate orally and in writing to the customer. After the completed test PS Partner take further references on the candidate and summarize to the client.

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