Purpose: It will help you identify people who have the competitiveness and drive for results that you need to keep costs low in the purchasing department. The test helps evaluate candidate’s managerial / supervisory skills, ability to delegate well yet stay on top of activities in the department, ability to coach and motivate others, keep people well informed, make decisions in a calm, rationale manner, and represent your company in a positive light among your various vendors and public constituencies. In addition, the test judges candidate’s cognitive abilities to handle large amounts of information efficiently and to make good decisions using complex information.
About the Test: This test battery has three parts (1) a 176 question untimed personality inventory and (2) an untimed 44 item test of mental ability (about equal number of items for verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, and abstract reasoning), and (3) a set of 46 open-ended statements to which the candidate must type in short answers. This test will probably take most people 2 hours to complete although it will vary from person to person because all components are untimed.
What the Report Gives You: Graphical display of scores, explanation of aptitude results, list of strengths and developmental concerns, display of the narrative comments given to the open-ended statements, and suggested interview questions.
Testing Process: Online testing provides immediate reporting. Proctoring is desirable but not required.