Retail Consultant Solution

Use the Retail Consultant Solution to assess entry to mid-level retail candidates in which employees proactively sell products to customers.

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Use the Retail Consultant Solution to assess entry to mid-level retail candidates in which employees proactively sell products to customers.  Before you invest the time and money to train a new employee, test your applicants for skills like:

  • Persistence
  • Conscientiousness
  • Sales Potential
  • Professionalism

This test provides the answers you need to make informed hiring and promotion decisions.

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The Retail Consultant solution is for entry to mid-level retail positions in which employees proactively sell products to customers, develop relationships with repeat customers, and have their pay and/or performance heavily based on sales revenue. Sample tasks for these jobs include, but are not limited to: promoting products to customers, persuading customers to buy products, and building ongoing customer relationships. Potential job titles that use this solution are: Sales Consultant, Sales Representative, and Retail Sales Associate.

Job Level: Mid-Professional
Job Family/Title: Retail
Average Testing Time (minutes): 45 minutes
Maximum Number of Questions: 244 items (204 items on average)
Number of Sittings: One
Designed for Remote Testing: Yes
Question Format: Simulations, Multiple choice – Adaptive

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies Measured

Conscientiousness: This measures the tendency to be aware of and follow company policies and procedures, including: working in an organized manner, returning from meals and breaks on time, and working when coworkers are not working.

Persistence: This measures the tendency to be influential, confident, and persistent when working towards sales goals. This trait is characterized by suggesting solutions to meet customer needs, demonstrating confidence in the sales process, and persisting and displaying resiliency when faced with challenges or setbacks.

Sales Potential: This is a measure of the tendency to have a combination of sales skills and experiences that predict success in sales positions. This is characterized by: showing alternative solutions based on customer needs; directing conversations toward a commitment/order/sale; showing confidence even after a hard refusal/rejection; and striving to close a transaction every time. This is demonstrated by answering questions on a multifaceted measure relating to background, experience, and opinions.

Professional Potential: This measures a candidate’s tendency to have potential for professional success across industry type and functional area. This is characterized by scores that are derived from responses to questions regarding academic and social background, and aspirations concerning work.

Customer Focus: This measures the tendency to show persistent enthusiasm when interacting with customers. This trait is characterized by: apologizing sincerely for inconveniences, being patient, tolerating rude customers calmly, and searching for information or products for customers.

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