For the dynamic IT landscape, Pearson has developed the Employability Tests (ET; ET-IT) to assist HR professionals in the process of selecting Information Technology (IT) professionals for five broad categories:
1. Research and Development Engineers
2. Business Analysts
3. Software Developers
4. Systems Administrators
5. Technical Support
The ET-IT assesses employability factors that are important for IT successes
1. Problem Solving Ability
Focuses on cognitive aspects of perceiving and thinking clearly, effectively analyzing complex and novel information to formulate new concepts, and generating viable solutions.
2. Problem Solving Style
Focuses on problem-solving behaviors, approaching complex issues logically, seeking out in-depth analysis, producing and embracing new or creative ideas.
Taking on challenges, keeping focused on goals in the face of obstacles, and completing tasks.
Collaborating with others; working in a cooperative and coordinated way to achieve shared goals.
5. Learning Orientation
Staying open to new ways of doing things and up-to-date with latest developments.
Working on own, with minimum guidance or supervision, and taking the initiative to get things done.
7. Customer Orientation
Showing concern for customers’ needs and issues, building strong customer relationships, and working diligently to help them.
Planning and working towards goals in a systematic and structured way to ensure completion.
9. Spoken and Written English
Using the English language to communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing so others will understand.
10. Critical Thinking
Applying logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.