The Supervisor 5.5 solution is an assessment used for job candidates applying to entry-level leadership positions who tend to supervise hourly employees. Sample tasks for these jobs include, but are not limited to: planning and preparing work schedules, assigning employees to specific duties; coaching employees on attendance, conduct, schedule adherence, and work tasks, developing employees’ skills; training subordinates; prioritizing multiple tasks and priorities; and making day-today decisions with minimal guidance from others. Potential job titles that use this solution are: Team Leader, First Line Supervisor, Call Center Supervisor, and Customer Service Supervisor.
Job Level: Entry to Mid-level
Job Family/Title: Business Suite
Localizations Available: US English, UK English, Australian English
Average Testing Time (minutes): 57 minutes
Maximum Number of Questions: 180 items (141 items on average)
Number of Sittings: One
Designed for Unproctored Environment: Yes
Question Format: Multiple choice, Multiple choice – adaptive
Deductive Reasoning Ability: This assessment measures the ability to draw logical conclusions based on information provided, identify strengths and weaknesses of arguments, and complete scenarios using incomplete information. It provides an indication of how an individual will perform when asked to develop solutions when presented with information and draw sound conclusions from data. This form of reasoning is commonly required to support work and decision making in many different types of jobs at many levels. Because this test utilizes computer adaptive technology, it is suitable for unproctored use.
Management Potential: This is a measure of the potential for managerial 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.
Professional Potential: This is a measure of the tendency to have potential for 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.
Thoroughness: This component measures the tendency to be thorough and precise in approaching work and personal activities. This trait is characterized by: being accurate; finding and correcting errors; and maintaining order in work and personal affairs.
Reliability: This component measures the tendency of a person’s responsibility for his/her own actions and a commitment to performing assigned tasks. This trait is characterized by: reliability; proactive involvement in work; and a dedication to complete even the most mundane tasks.
Achievement: This component measures the tendency to set and accomplish challenging goals, while persisting in the face of significant obstacles. This trait is characterized by: working hard; taking satisfaction and pride in producing high quality work; and being competitive.
Innovation: This component measures the tendency of one’s creativity in working through problems and making decisions. This trait is seen as: producing novel solutions to problems; using imagination to create unique ideas or products; and logically applying multiple and inventive strategies when considering alternatives.
Influence: This component measures the tendency of a person’s effectiveness in directing and influencing others. This trait is characterized by: persuading and negotiating effectively with others; influencing others’ decision-making; and coordinating others’ efforts to accomplish work.
Independence: This component measures the tendency of a person’s willingness to take action and to make decisions independently. This trait is revealed in: working effectively without immediate supervision; not being overly dependent on help from others; and being resourceful in the face of challenges.