Besides the well-known knowledge test, the recognition and appreciation of skills is important for various professional groups. To this end, (digital) practical tests are increasingly used. But how do you make sure that what needs to be tested is actually tested and how do you shape such a practical test? In just 3 steps we will help you on your way to a good (digital) practice test.
Choose a skill that belongs to the core of the profession and make a practical case about it. For example, for a secretary, the skill ‘planning’ is essential. However, this same skill may be less relevant for another professional.
Name some of the criteria to be tested in the case that distinguish between poorly and well-functioning professionals. What are successful people in your organisation very good at? What leads to success in the profession? Think, for example, of being meticulous for the accountant or customer-oriented for the call centre employee.
Once you have described these criteria, describe the corresponding behaviour on three levels: unsatisfactory, satisfactory and good. What does a candidate do as a minimum in order to score satisfactorily on that criterion and what does he do if he does not achieve that level or does it very well?
Want to know more about this topic, please contact us or follow Optimum Assessment on LinkedIn: