Product Description

Pearson’s occupational tests let you see a candidate’s true abilities and potential for success before you invest in bringing them on board and training them. Each test measures the whole person – the key cognitive abilities (can they do the job?) and personal work styles (will they?) that correlate to success in that job.

Measure Success Factors in these manufacturing positions:

  • Production employee
  • Front-line supervisor
  • Industrial sales representative
  • Engineer
  • Director

Production Employee

Offers a customised assessment of mechanical aptitude and personal work style competencies to help hiring managers quickly assess whether an applicant will perform well in a production role in just 45 mins.

  • Predict how well an applicant will perform in roles requiring the assembly and fabrication of parts, and/or equipment setup, operation, and monitoring
  • Assess mechanical aptitude, including: Physical Principles, Mechanical Reasoning, Spatial Visualisation

Assess these 7 work style competencies documented to be predictors of success:

  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Integrity/Dutifulness
  • Self-Control

Supervisor (Manufacturing)

Predict how well an applicant will perform in roles with responsibility supervising and coordinating the activities of production, operating, and maintenance workers.

Assess these 12 work style competencies documented to be predictors of success:

  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Integrity/Dutifulness
  • Leadership Orientation
  • Persistence
  • Self-Control
  • Stress Tolerance

Industrial/Technical Sales

A customised assessment of mechanical aptitude and personal work style competencies to help hiring managers quickly assess whether an applicant will perform well in an industrial sales role.

  • Predict how well an applicant will perform in roles selling goods and services for wholesalers or manufacturers in which technical or scientific knowledge is required
  • Assess mechanical aptitude, including: Physical Principles, Mechanical Reasoning, Spatial Visualisation

Assess these 10 work style competencies documented to be predictors of success:

  • Achievement/Effort
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership Orientation
  • Persistence
  • Self-Control
  • Stress Tolerance 

Engineer

Predict how well an applicant will perform in roles with responsibility over product design, process improvement, and application of mechanical and technical knowledge to support manufacturing and production and takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete.

Director

Predict how well an applicant will perform in roles with responsibility for providing overall leadership for operations and support functions within the manufacturing industry.

Assess critical thinking: Complex Analysis, Strategic Thinking, Effective Decision Making, Problem Solving

Assess these 15 work style competencies documented to be predictors of success:

  • Achievement/Effort
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Innovation
  • Leadership Orientation
  • Persistence
  • Self-Control
  • Social Orientation
  • Stress Tolerance

Validity

The ability component is powered by Pearson’s leading cognitive ability tests: Watson-Glaser and Bennett Mechanical. For production employees at a Fortune 500 commercial printing company, the work styles predicted supervisor ratings of initiative (r = .30), innovation (r = .37), potential (r = .35), and job satisfaction (r = .39

Administration

The Occupational suite is available through the Talent Assessment Platform (TAP). Pricing for online assessments is determined by a sliding scale, based on the quantity purchased.