Behavioral and Cognitive Testing for Candidates

No matter what industry you work in or where your company is located, a few factors related to hiring are true across the board. Finding the right candidate is about more than a set of technical skills or a strong educational background. A strong applicant will also possess relevant behavioral traits, stand-out critical thinking abilities, superior situational judgment and a positive personality.

Just as it’s crucial to hire candidates who will perform the tasks required of them, it’s equally important to ensure they will work well within their team, communicate effectively with clients and customers and make sound decisions you can trust.

Of course, these skills are harder to define and screen during the recruitment and hiring process. You can quickly scan a resume to see if an applicant’s experience matches well with the job description, but without investing significant time, how can you know if they will also bring the right behavioral traits and skills to the table?

Enter Total Testing’s selection of Behavioral and Cognitive tests. Our array of tests are intentionally broad, allowing you to select specific aptitudes that fit your needs or administer more general assessments to see whether candidates have the hard and soft skills they’ll need to succeed. Some of our analytical tests for jobs are industry-specific, such as our Elite Banking, Business, Call Center, Healthcare and Hospitality Tests.

Others measure a candidate’s emotional intelligence, Big 5 personality traits, workplace aptitude and much more. You’ll have the opportunity to gain insight into each candidate’s management aptitude, if applicable, through supervisor-specific testing. You can even choose from beginner, intermediate or advanced levels for certain tests.

Browse our selection below and read on for more details regarding the range of Behavioral and Cognitive tests we offer.

Behavioral and Cognitive Test Details

Total Testing now offers two lines of behavioral and cognitive tests. Our new “Elite Profiles” by PsyMetrics have been pre-assembled and designed to meet the needs of most industry-specific jobs, or you can “mix and match” from a comprehensive library of short behavioral scales and skills tests to create a truly customized solution specific to each organization or job’s unique requirements.

This “custom” approach to talent assessment ensures organizations are only testing for those behaviors and skills that are relevant to the job, therefore increasing validity while at the same time reducing administration time significantly. A listing of the “Pre-Assembled Elite Profiles” are listed below. If you are interested in customizing a test to include scales that are specific to your requirements, please contact us for additional information. The new Elite Profile tests require a separate account (no charge to set up this account) and the pricing per test remains the same. Ask us for details.

Available Behavioral Tests for Potential Employees

Total Testing offers more than 35 unique Behavioral and Cognitive tests. Each of these assessments has been designed by a professional and independently validated to ensure its quality and reliability. Browse our list of Elite industry-specific tests to find one that best fits your workplace. Take a look at our Situational Judgment tests, which offer variations for managers, sales staff, service members and teams. Or consider our personality-specific tests which will offer incredibly helpful insights into your job candidates’ core personality traits, emotional intelligence, sales aptitude, work skills and much more.

Customize Tests to Suit Your Needs

Our range of behavioral aptitude tests is fully customizable. We provide all the tools you need to succeed, and then you can get in the driver’s seat and mix and match these tests to fit the role you’re trying to fill. We’re here to help make it happen. Our team of professionals will work alongside you throughout the process to answer any questions and help create tests that are relevant to you so your company can make the best hiring decision.

Hiring Made Easy

The responsibility of hiring new employees is not a light one. You must choose the right candidate who will work hard, succeed technically, fit in well with the workplace culture, enhance productivity and connect with clients or customers. As an HR professional or employer, the more insight you can compile on an applicant early in the hiring process, the more informed and intelligent your hiring decision will be.

With cognitive testing for candidates, you don’t need to rely on gut instinct, subjective qualities or an applicant’s word that they’re a good hiring choice. Our easy to understand, organized reports will show an applicant’s actual performance and test results. You can make your choice in less time, with a much stronger likelihood that your new hire will succeed in the workplace with less chance of future turnover.

The most widespread advantages of using Behavioral and Cognitive management aptitude tests include:

  • Providing a golden standard you can use to compare and gauge each applicants’ qualifications objectively
  • Improving time management and lessening the hiring burden for HR professionals, who now only have to review top candidates
  • Decreasing time spent training unqualified candidates after you hire them
  • Decreasing company costs for redundant training
  • Boosting company morale by hiring top-notch candidates, time after time
  • Improving hiring managers’ confidence in consistently making excellent hiring choices
  • Offering vital insights into candidates’ relevant strengths and weaknesses
  • Indicating the likelihood of workplace aptitude and career success for new hires
  • Enhancing and protecting company culture by hiring candidates who will be good behavioral fits for their workplace and teams
  • Ensuring all candidates meet the required level of skills to succeed in the role
  • Shortening the hiring process and ensuring you fill roles quickly and capably

Contact Us Today to Learn More

Are you interested in discovering how our line of employment personality testing can benefit your company? Our tried-and-tested employment testing has been thoroughly researched and is proven to lead to quality results. Learn more about how to get started using our line of products by contacting us, and a team member will be in touch shortly.

If you’re ready to start today, you can sign up for fast access. We’re the only company in the market offering a unique Pay As You Go model. This means you’ll pay individually for each test you use. When you use this method, we’ll never ask you to sign any contract, pay sign up fees or pay an annual premium. Simply choose the tests you need and either use it straight off the shelf or customize as you need. You can begin administering tests and reaching a new golden standard of hiring right away!