Professional Groups

The tests and assessments best suited to your organisation will vary depending on what you are aiming to achieve. We take prospective users across New Zealand through the most effective options every day. Contact us and we can do the same for you.

Management & Professional

High Level Critical Thinking Tests

Verbal, numerical & abstract

Critical Reasoning Tests are essential for roles that require clearly defined abilities to make logical decisions from complex text and raw data by quickly and accurately turning it into meaningful management information.

Aimed at Graduate to Director Level, the CRTB series consist of Numerical and Verbal Critical Reasoning Tests, which can be run individually or together.  There are also two levels of difficulty in the CRTB tests, the higher level being of particular relevance to Business Analysts, CFO/CEO’s and senior partners in professional services such as Accounting & Legal Practices

Clients find the CRTB series questions, which focus on business scenarios, relevant and valuable in identifying candidates who can tease out strong from weak arguments, true from false information, spot anomalies and trends in data and turn blocks of raw data into relevant management information.

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Where assessing for potential as well as past experience, Abstract Reasoning Tests quickly give employers into whether a candidate is likely to grasp new concepts in induction and ongoing training, enabling our clients to identify candidates worth investing in for training and development, especially in changing environments where the content of a job is likely to continuously move.

Abstract reasoning test scores also provide guidance on how to tailor training and development to the individual, with low scorers likely to respond well to highly structured step-by-step instructions and high scorers readily grasping new concepts outside of their previous experience and more suited to self-directed learning.

Click here for a sample report, then give us a call.

Personality Profiling

Management, interpersonal & influencing styles

Although we pride ourselves on selecting the personality tool most suited to the unique circumstances of your business, the 15FQ is our most frequently requested and flagship product.
Based on an extensively researched model, the 15FQ+ provides an in-depth assessment of the full sphere of human personality.

Building on the most current local and international research, the 15FQ+ has been fully revised to ensure its suitability for use in both the public and private sector.

Maintaining the breadth of the original 16 personality factors first identified by Raymond B Cattell, the 15FQ+ sets new standards for reliability and validity.

Of all the personality measures available, the 15FQ+ remains the single most frequently used personality tool by switched-on NZ organisations.

Click here for a sample report and then give us a call.

Sales & Customer Relations

Sales Effectiveness Personality Test

Personality traits associated with success in sales

Available in New Zealand exclusively through People Central, PASAT is the most comprehensive sales focused psychometric test on the market.

Available online, with a norm group of New Zealand sales staff, PASAT measures the likelihood of a candidate to succeed in a sales or customer relationship role, as well as identifying where an employer needs to concentrate sales training and development to get that person from good to great.

Clients love the easily interpreted, traffic-light style reports which identify strengths and priority training needs, removing the need to send sales teams on cookie-cutter generic training courses and instead targeting tailored training where it is most needed.

In recruitment, PASAT enables employers to identify potential high flyers and accelerate job offers ahead of their competitors, reject low scorers who will never deliver no matter how much time, effort and dollars you throw at their training and candidates with the potential to perform if training and coaching is applied

Take a look at the sample reports below for poor, mediocre and high performing sales staff, then give us a call to lift your recruitment effectiveness of sales staff

PASAT – Sample Report – High Performer

PASAT – Sample Report – Middle Performer

PASAT – Sample Report – Poor Performer

General Reasoning Tests

Verbal, numerical & abstract

Designed in New Zealand as an online test, the GCAT is aimed at a broad range of roles and is suitable for any candidate who has completed secondary education.

Tests include Numerical, Verbal and Abstract reasoning in one combined test with no time limit, enabling candidates to demonstrate their abilities in a more life-like setting where they haven’t got a stopwatch counting down and adding to the pressure.

GCAT is rapidly taking over more traditional General Reasoning Tests that were not designed for online usage and have pressured time limits.

Click here for a sample report and give us a call with any queries on replacing your current general reasoning tests with a home-grown online combined test.

Accountants & Bookkeepers

High Level Critical Thinking Tests

Verbal, numerical & abstract

Adaptive tests are the next level in the evolution of testing people’s abilities and skills, and became reality once computer based testing took a leap forward from merely replicated paper and pencil tests to adapting the test to meet the individual candidate.

This is achieved by the test raising or lowering the complexity of the next question depending on whether the candidate answers the preceding question correctly or incorrectly. When applied to the Verbal, Numerical & Abstract Reasoning Tests in the GRT-Adapt, this test allows extremely bright candidates to demonstrate their skills without making less able candidates feel the anxiety of performing poorly.

The GRT-Adapt is aimed at the general population and suitable for a broad range of jobs and candidates who have completed secondary education.

Click here for a sample report and give us a call with any queries on replacing your current general reasoning tests with adaptive testing.

Where assessing for potential as well as past experience, Abstract Reasoning Tests quickly give employers into whether a candidate is likely to grasp new concepts in induction and ongoing training, enabling our clients to identify candidates worth investing in for training and development, especially in changing environments where the content of a job is likely to continuously move.

Abstract reasoning test scores also provide guidance on how to tailor training and development to the individual, with low scorers likely to respond well to highly structured step-by-step instructions and high scorers readily grasping new concepts outside of their previous experience and more suited to self-directed learning.

Click here for a sample report, then give us a call.

Personality Profiling

Management, interpersonal & influencing styles

Although we pride ourselves on selecting the personality tool most suited to the unique circumstances of your business, the 15FQ is our most frequently requested and flagship product.
Based on an extensively researched model, the 15FQ+ provides an in-depth assessment of the full sphere of human personality.

Building on the most current local and international research, the 15FQ+ has been fully revised to ensure its suitability for use in both the public and private sector.

Maintaining the breadth of the original 16 personality factors first identified by Raymond B Cattell, the 15FQ+ sets new standards for reliability and validity.

Of all the personality measures available, the 15FQ+ remains the single most frequently used personality tool by switched-on NZ organisations.

Click here for a sample report and then give us a call.

Skills Test of Accounting Technical Expertise

Test skills and knowledge of NZ accounting

Designed for candidates who are Chartered Accountant qualified members of CAANZ or CPA, the test covers four core accounting principles of Financial, Management & Cost Accounting, and New Zealand Tax.

Click here to see the easily interpreted performance reports generated from this test.

Designed for people whose job includes bookkeeping functions, using current desktop or cloud accounting packages. The test assesses knowledge of double entry accounting, the ability to produce accurate month end accounts and the ability to interpret and use the accounts and other financial information to add value to the business owner.

Click here to see the easily interpreted performance reports generated from this test.

 

Administrative Staff

Admin & Clerical Reasoning Test

Business English, office numeracy, checking & attention to detail

The Clerical Test Battery (CTB2) is designed to comprehensively assess core abilities associated with performing competently in general administrative and clerical jobs.

Aimed at people who have completed secondary school education, the CTB2’s tests consist of:

  • Verbal Reasoning to test capability to effectively use everyday business
  • English Numerical Abilities in making sense of everyday office basic arithmetic and numbers
  • Clerical Checking Test to test attention to detail and accuracy in administrative tasks
  • General spelling of commonly mis-spelt business words

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Essential Software Skills

Familiarity and ability to use essential tools, software and applications

The full suite of Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher and Word, available as individual tests or combined tests on all Microsoft Office products.  Versions 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010 & 2013, mostly in simulated environments and at Basic/Intermediate and Advanced levels.

  • Click here for a MS-Excel 2010 Basic & Intermediate Level sample report
  • Click here for a MS-Excel 2013 Advanced Level sample report
  • Visit the IT & Software Tests page for the full list and give us a call to match the right test for your organisation’s roles

Supervisors & Team Leaders

Personality Profiling

Management, Interpersonal & Influencing Styles

Although we pride ourselves on selecting the personality tool most suited to the unique circumstances of your business, the 15FQ is our most frequently requested and flagship product.
Based on an extensively researched model, the 15FQ+ provides an in-depth assessment of the full sphere of human personality.

Building on the most current local and international research, the 15FQ+ has been fully revised to ensure its suitability for use in both the public and private sector.

Maintaining the breadth of the original 16 personality factors first identified by Raymond B Cattell, the 15FQ+ sets new standards for reliability and validity.

Of all the personality measures available, the 15FQ+ remains the single most frequently used personality tool by switched-on NZ organisations.

Click here for a sample report and then give us a call.

General Reasoning Tests

Verbal, Numerical & Abstract

Designed in New Zealand as an online test, the GCAT is aimed at a broad range of roles and is suitable for any candidate who has completed secondary education.

Tests include Numerical, Verbal and Abstract reasoning in one combined test with no time limit, enabling candidates to demonstrate their abilities in a more life-like setting where they haven’t got a stopwatch counting down and adding to the pressure.

GCAT is rapidly taking over more traditional General Reasoning Tests that were not designed for online usage and have pressured time limits.

Click here for a sample report and give us a call with any queries on replacing your current general reasoning tests with a home-grown online combined test.

Industrial Proficiency Test

For Process/Production Environments

Designed and developed in New Zealand, The Industrial Proficiency Test (IPT) is a robust measure of cognitive ability specifically designed for industrial, trades and process orientated jobs.

The test has strong face validity, which is to say candidates and clients see rational reasons for the questions in relevant work settings, enabling clients to use the IPT when:

  • Recruiting New Staff
  • Spotting Potential & Development Needs in Existing Staff

This assessment is ideally suited to individuals with a basic level of formal education and includes measures of Numerical and Symbolic Reasoning, Following Written Instructions and Checking.

The Symbolic Reasoning Test also identifies the potential to learn among people who may not have performed well in formal education.

Click here for a sample report, then give us a call

Health & Safety Indicators

Ability & Personality to operate safely

With the introduction of the Health & Safety at Work (2016) Act and ACC levies being calculated against organisations compliance and focus on safe workplaces, an ever growing number of organisations are aiming to reduce the incidence of health and safety incidents and workplace accidents.

Available as an online assessment, The Health & Safety Indicator (HSI) assesses a range of ability and personality characteristics that represent an individual’s tendency towards safe behaviour in the workplace environment.

The HSI is a combination of targeted personality and ability measures in one assessment which allows for the identification of health and safety risk factors. It includes an overall score as well as specific ability and personality scores. The ability components are timed whereas the personality components are not. Specific measures include:

Ability to Operate Safely

  • Understanding instructions
  • Checking and attention to detail
  • Understanding the safety environment

Safety Focused Personality

  • Safety motivation
  • Safety diligence
  • Adherence to rules
  • Openness to guidance
  • Safety confidence
  • Safety composure

Click here for a sample report, then give us a call to build this money and people saving assessment into your recruitment and development toolkit.

Processing & Manufacturing Staff

Industrial Proficiency Test

Following instructions, workplace numbers & attention to detail

Designed and developed in New Zealand, The Industrial Proficiency Test (IPT) is a robust measure of cognitive ability specifically designed for industrial, trades and process orientated jobs.

The test has strong face validity, which is to say candidates and clients see rational reasons for the questions in relevant work settings, enabling clients to use the IPT when:

  • Recruiting New Staff
  • Spotting Potential & Development Needs in Existing Staff

This assessment is ideally suited to individuals with a basic level of formal education and includes measures of Numerical and Symbolic Reasoning, Following Written Instructions and Checking.

The Symbolic Reasoning Test also identifies the potential to learn among people who may not have performed well in formal education.

Click here for a sample report, then give us a call

Health & Safety Indicators

Ability & personality to operate safely

With the introduction of the Health & Safety at Work (2016) Act and ACC levies being calculated against organisations compliance and focus on safe workplaces, an ever growing number of organisations are aiming to reduce the incidence of health and safety incidents and workplace accidents.

Available as an online assessment, The Health & Safety Indicator (HSI) assesses a range of ability and personality characteristics that represent an individual’s tendency towards safe behaviour in the workplace environment.

The HSI is a combination of targeted personality and ability measures in one assessment which allows for the identification of health and safety risk factors. It includes an overall score as well as specific ability and personality scores. The ability components are timed whereas the personality components are not. Specific measures include:

Ability to Operate Safely

  • Understanding instructions
  • Checking and attention to detail
  • Understanding the safety environment

Safety Focused Personality

  • Safety motivation
  • Safety diligence
  • Adherence to rules
  • Openness to guidance
  • Safety confidence
  • Safety composure

Click here for a sample report, then give us a call to build this money and people saving assessment into your recruitment and development toolkit.

IT Specialists

IT & Software Skills Tests

Core programmes & software essential to success in the role

Visit the IT & Software Tests page for full details.

Abstract Reasoning Test

Comprehending workflows, patterns & possibilities

Where assessing for potential as well as past experience, Abstract Reasoning Tests quickly give employers into whether a candidate is likely to grasp new concepts in induction and ongoing training, enabling our clients to identify candidates worth investing in for training and development, especially in changing environments where the content of a job is likely to continuously move.

Abstract reasoning test scores also provide guidance on how to tailor training and development to the individual, with low scorers likely to respond well to highly structured step-by-step instructions and high scorers readily grasping new concepts outside of their previous experience and more suited to self-directed learning.

Click here for a sample report, then give us a call.

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The average cost of bad recruitment is 140% of the salary for the role*. That’s a $70,000 mistake on a $50,000 a year job.

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*Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) Study