Technical Test Battery
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Use the Technical Test Battery for the selection and development of individuals in technically or practically oriented jobs. Before you invest the time and money to train a new employee, test your applicants for skills like:
- Mechanical Comprehension
- Fault Diagnosis
- Visual Estimation
- Numerical Reasoning
This test provides the answers you need to make informed hiring and promotion decisions.
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The Technical Test Battery (TTB) is a series of tests designed to be particularly suitable for the selection and development of individuals in technically or practically oriented jobs. These tests are most suitable for people with basic to good GCSE’s or equivalent. Four of the tests within the TTB have parallel tests available. The Technical Test Battery (TTB), containing four cognitive assessments for technical professionals, technicians, mechanics and skilled machine operators, helps you make better selection and development decisions. Use one or more to gather invaluable information that can tell you if the individual has the numerical, visual estimation, mechanical or spatial skills necessary to succeed. Professionally developed and trusted by major corporations worldwide for over twenty years.
The tests are powerful, complementary tools to work styles assessment and a structured interview.
- Increase the probability that you select the right people.
- Reduce your costs by making the entire hiring process more efficient.
- Identify hidden reasons for weak performance.
Suitable for: The selection and development of individuals in technically or practically oriented jobs.
Measures vocabulary and basic word skills using language which reflects the requirements of technical occupations. It is appropriate for use with apprentices in engineering, building and other industries. The time taken to complete the test is 12 minutes.
Measures basic numeracy and is appropriate for craft apprentices and also for more general use. The emphasis is on understanding numerical relationships and operations as well as the ability to perform basic calculations. The time taken to complete the test is 10 minutes.
Measures spatial perception and the ability to make accurate visual comparisons. It is particularly suitable for craft and operator level jobs involving basic design and assembly work. The time taken to complete the test is 10 minutes.
Measures the understanding of basic mechanical principles and their applications to a number of devices, including pulleys, gears and levers. A core skill relevant in many technical jobs and suitable for use with candidates with no qualifications up to ‘A’ Level standard. The time taken to complete the test is 18 minutes.
Measures the ability to understand written passages containing the type of material likely to be found in a typical technical setting, such as machine manuals and operating instructions. Relevant up to good GCSE level. The time taken to complete the test is 20 minutes.
Measures simple reasoning skills with numbers, with an emphasis on understanding, reasoning and recognizing short-cuts to reach solutions. The test is appropriate for candidates up to good GCSE level and calculators are allowed. The time taken to complete the test is 12 minutes.
Assesses the ability to identify faults in logical systems. No specialized knowledge is required. This test is suitable for candidates of good GCSE level. The time taken to complete the test is 18 minutes.
Measures the ability to recognize shapes in two dimensions and is relevant, for example, to apprentices, fitters, mechanics and construction workers. Educational level is not relevant. The time taken to complete the test is 10 minutes.
- Reduce risk – Test for relevant skills early in the recruitment process and reduce the risk of hiring poor performers.
- Save time – Invest time and resources in only the best candidates through the remainder of the recruitment process.
- Reduce costs – Reduce cost per hire by taking forward only the best candidates to the next stages of the recruitment process.
- Increase speed to hire – Identify and progress key talent more quickly, make hiring decisions faster.
- Fairness and consistency – Objectivity and consistency enables the testing process to be fair and equitable for all candidates.
- Psychometrically sound and efficient – Invest time and resources in only the best candidates through the remainder of the recruitment process.
The Technical Test Battery is available in a variety of languages and with an extensive range of norms.
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