Employers may choose to assess core work capabilities (i.e. literacy and numeracy) as well as a range of skills that contribute to success in technical roles and in training for technical roles.
Employers may also choose to screen out candidates who are more likely to take risks and ignore safety procedures in an industrial setting.
Personality assessment can be used to provide insight into such things as interpersonal style, work preferences and motivators. Specific traits may include adaptability, stress tolerance, attention to detail, compliance with process, and teamwork.
|Job Requirement||Type of Test|
|Learn new duties quickly and solve day-to-day problems effectively.||Abstract Reasoning|
|Understand verbal and written instructions. Communicate with customers and co-workers.||Verbal Reasoning|
|Perform accurate numerical calculations||Numerical Reasoning|
|Understand general mechanical and physical principles to plan and undertake technical work.||Mechanical Comprehension|
|Interpret plans, diagrams and blueprints or make use of diagrammatic and schematic means to convey information to others.||Spatial Reasoning|
|Demonstrate safe work behaviours||Safety|
|Display the attitudes and behaviour valued by the organisation||Personality|