Pre-screening Assessments

Basic Mental Ability Assessment

Basic Mental Ability Assessment

The Basic Mental Abilities Assessment (BMAA) is a timed test in three parts developed to measure a candidate’s ability to succeed in a number of different areas. It is intended primarily as a prescreening tool and used to filter out clearly unsuitable candidates from your applicant pool. A proctor is required if administered in the traditional taken pen and paper mode, with a stop watch although it is now always administered on-screen or on-line where “sensible oversight” is recommended (no dictionaries or calculators), but timing is automatic.

Part 1: Word use and vocabulary skills

Part 2: Numerical skills

Part 3: Abstract skills

Time to take: 25 minutes

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Profiles Ability Profiler

Profiles Ability Profiler

This instrument was adapted from GATB (General Ability Test Battery). It was developed following rigorous scientific procedures and with help from customers and leading experts in the field of assessment research to ensure that it is a valid, user friendly assessment tool.

Measures Six job-related abilities:

  •  Verbal Ability
  •  Arithmetic Reasoning
  •  Computation
  •  Spatial Ability
  •  Form Perception
  •  Clerical Perception

Time to take: 53 minutes

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Profiles Critical Thinking, Logic and Comprehension (CTRA)

Profiles Critical Thinking Assessment (CTA)

Profiles Critical Thinking Assessment (CTA) is a timed assessment in three parts. The areas measured are:

  • Evaluative, analytic and inferential, deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Logical reasoning
  • Written comprehension

The report notes scores and percentile ranking for each area and the “overall” score or ranking.

Two versions of this assessment are offered:

  • for the rank and file white collar population
  • for management / management trainees.

Time to take: 60 minutes

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Sales Service Assessment (SSA)

Sales Service Assessment (SSA)

This is a pre-screening assessment that measures up to eight skills and seven behavioral traits found to be especially significant in the international sales and/or servicing industry.

The report provides scores and job match percentage for each of the areas measured namely:

Skills and Abilities

  • Critical ThinkingEvaluative, Inferential, Analytical, Deductive & Inductive Reasoning
  • Sales – ServiceCustomer/ Buyer Orientation, Needs Assessment, Satisfaction Evaluation
  • EnglishReading Comprehension, Grammar
  • Social Media LiteracyWork Style/Behaviors
  • Personal Effectiveness:Adaptability/Flexibility, Dependability/Reliability
  • Interpersonal FocusCooperation/Friendliness/Empathy, Self Control/Tact
  • Workforce FocusSociability/Teamwork, Achievement Orientation, Assertiveness

Time to take: 60 minutes

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Sales Service Assessment (SSA)

Assessments for Communication in English (ACE)

Profiles Testing Center offers a range of English communication skills tests covering all aspects of the language: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The eleven tests in all each range from 7 – 30 minutes duration.

Basic Language Skills:

Grammar, Vocabulary, Spelling

Reading Skills:

Reading Comprehension

Listening Skills:

Audio Spelling, Audio data entry, or Audio codes, Audio Customer
Service Scenario, or Audio Sales Scenario

Writing Skills:

Written Essay

ALSO: Speaking and Listening Skills:by
Carnegie Speech

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Sales Service Assessment (SSA)

The Mechanical IQ test (MIQ)

Sixteen physical principles are measured, including:

  • Motion in a straight line and in two directions
  • Force, mass, gravity and center of gravity
  • Circular motion
  • Properties of materials, heat , gas, hydraulics, electricity
  • Sound
  • Perpetual Speed
  • Spatial visualization

Time to take: 30 minutes

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Clerical Perception Test

This is a 6-minute assessment designed to measure the ability of the person to quickly and accurately see differences in detail on printed material. This assessment measures the speed of perception of the person which is a fundamental skill in many industrial jobs and fields such as administration, claims processing, library services, office machine operation, packaging and word processing

Social Medial Literacy Test

Mental Toughness Test

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Sales Service Assessment (SSA)

Mental Toughness Test

This assessment is designed to measure the resilience and confidence of an individual. It explores how an individual would adapt and cope in various situations. It includes questions regarding Aggressiveness, Assertiveness, Achievement orientation, Manipulation – Trusting, Sensation – Seeking, Dogmatism – Flexibility, and Masculinity.

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Abstract Reasoning Assessment

The Abstract Reasoning Assessment is an assessment tool that minimizes cultural and/or educational biases, thus ensuring fairness and validity of the measure of the candidate’s mental ability. It is a non-verbal assessment that includes forty (40) items that require the test taker to choose the missing piece in a sequence or in a large image in a period of eighteen (18) minutes. It measures the ability of the test taker to recognize shapes and figures and to determine their relationship to one another.

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Sales Service Assessment (SSA)

Profiles Skills Test

Offers advanced skills testing including: IT software, clerical skills and numerous professional skills. These skills tests combine the power of performance-based testing with the ability to create custom tests that meet the exact needs of the job. The major categories covered include:

  • Accounting & Financial
  • Application & Web Development
  • Call Center
  • Databases & Business Intelligence
  • Desktop Publishing Software
  • Engineering, Industrial & Design
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Hardware & Networking
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Human Resources
  • Language & Communication
  • Legal, Safety & Administration
  • Lotus
  • Management
  • Microsoft Office® Software
  • Operating Systems & Internet Browsers
  • Primary Work Skills
  • Retail
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Typing & Data Entry
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Sales Service Assessment (SSA)

English Grammar Skills Assessment

Grammar Skills pertain to the ability of the person to effectively manipulate the language structure to ensure comprehension of syntax, morphology and semantics. This is usually given for positions that requires drafting of company reports and other important modules, business communication, and in technical writing. This untimed assessment measures the individual’s ability to arrange phrases into meaningful and logical sentences, Identify grammatically correct sentences, and use words in different contexts.

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Personality Profiler (DPP)

This short assessment is designed to determine the primary personality type of a candidate. It is based on the 4-factor model of personality on which there is a wealth of research and information dating back over many years. (The DISC model is perhaps the most widely used personality assessment type in the world!).

Often, a person exhibit two naturally strong traits (primary and secondary) such as high D (primary) and high (secondary or dual)… Other combinations would be D – C, I – S , or S – C), however, although this does happen on occasions one is less likely to exhibit traits which are essentially “opposites” as would be implied by being high on both the D and S scales or the I and C scales.

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Emotional Stability EQ Profile (EQ)

This is an un-timed assessment covering seven dimensions of interest to an employer wishing to make an initial examination of a candidate’s emotional stability-instability.

The dimensions covered are:

  • Self-Esteem (Self-respect)
  • Happiness (Gleefulness)
  • Anxiety (Worry)
  • Obsessiveness (Compulsiveness)
  • Autonomy (independence)
  • Hypochondriasis (Health anxiety)
  • Guilt (Guilt-Reproach)

The scores report shows the “score” for each dimension against population norms.

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Personality Type Indicator (PTI)

This short assessment measures key behavioral style tendencies and temperament in four (bi-polar) dimensions as it impacts communication, personal relationships, and teamwork. The report gives valuable insights about how an individual can be understood, motivated, and managed.

This assessment is based on the 4-factor (Carl Jung and later Lewin’s) model of personality on which there is a wealth of research and information dating back over many years.

  • Extroversion (E) Introversion (I) Attitude – energy and orientation to the world around us
  • Sensing (S) Intuitions (N) Function – the way we perceive and gather information
  • Thinking (T) Feeling (F) Function – the way we make judgments and decisions
  • Judging (J) Perceiving (P) Attitude – ways of living in the world around us
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Occupational/Career Interest Profiler

The Occupational/Career Interest Profiler assessment uses the RIASEC model of Dr. Holland to assess a candidates interest in doing certain work activities. Missed in many pre-screening processes, interest goes directly to the motivation of a candidate to do the types of work activities likely to be found in a job. Working on the very simple principal that if you “like” doing the tasks on hand then you are likely to learn to do them well, be praised for your efforts and gain satisfaction from the work performed. The six domains measured are:

The dimensions covered are:

  • Realistic (also known as the Mechanical domain or Doers)
  • Investigative (also known as the Technical domain of Thinkers)
  • Artistic (also known as Creative domain or Creators)
  • Social (also known as People Service of Helpers)
  • Enterprising (also know as Persuaders)
  • Conventional (also known as Administrative and Financial or Organizers)
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Work Importance (Values) Profile (WIP)

Based on the Theory of Work Adjustment, this assessment evaluates those things a candidates finds of VALUE (or satisfying) in his or her work environment. Six areas are evaluated in the WIP:

  • Achievement
  • Independence
  • Recognition
  • Relationships
  • Support
  • Working Conditions

If a candidate finds his or her values are being met in the job and in the organization, then they are likely to be satisfied, engage and want to be retained.

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Profiles Competency Assessment (PCA)

Presented with various scenarios, ones often found within organizations, candidates are required to determine the most effective and the least effective solutions.

The administrator is able to select up to ten competencies to assess at one sitting, those most critical for the position at hand, selecting from a database of over 20 already established typically required competencies.

This assessment utilized adaptive testing techniques in order to reduce test-taking time to a minimum. The report presents results on a normed scale with behavioral indicators which should be expected with that level of competency.

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Supervisory Skills Test (SST)

Effective first line of supervision is key to creating and/or maintaining an effective organization. Understanding the role and responsibilities of your first-line supervisor is an important first step. One is then able to the development skills and behaviors that characterize effective supervision. The SST is a reliable measure of the understanding that your supervisor or applicant has of these roles and responsibilities.

  • Performance Management
  • Personnel Actions
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Problem Analysis/ Resolution
  • Planning
  • Direct Supervision

Time to take: 30 minutes

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Management Skills Test (MST)

This assessment is designed to measure knowledge/ understanding of general management principles. The test assesses competencies that have been identified as important through studies of management positions in a wide range or organizations and settings. The situations do NOT require specialized knowledge or experience in any single industry.

Situations covered in the assessment are: performance management; coaching and development; planning, organizing, and scheduling; problem solving; interpersonal relations and working with others; communications; flexibility; dependability; ethical conduct; overall performance;

These areas are summarized in the report under four major headings:

  • Decision Making and Critical Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge of Management Concepts and Application

Time to take: 30 – 45 minutes

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