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What to Expect of the Assessment and Testing Process?Psychometric assessments need to be administered by a trained administrator

You will be taken through the assessment process by an administrator who will guide you on what you will need to do as part of the process. 

Client organisations tend to have specific assessments they use and these may even vary for different levels of roles.  The administrator will tell you the assessments you are required to complete.

In most cases, clients will request that candidates will do one or more ability tests, personality profiles and in some instances behavioural exercise(s).  Although in some instances only a personality profile may be required. We will also gain your consent to undertake the assessment process.

Ability Tests

If you are required to do timed ability tests some of these can be done unsupervised online, but in most instances you will need to come into an office to be supervised and guided through the process by a trained Test Administrator. 

Supervised Administration will generally include the following:

  • You will book a time at an office to complete the tests.A trained administrator will guide you through the testing process
  • The administrator will outline the process and try to make you comfortable.
  • The administrator will ensure you understand what is required prior to starting the actual assessment. 
  • Most ability assessments have practice questions you will do prior to the timed part of the test.

You should advise the administrator if there are any factors which may influence or prejudice your performance such as, ill-health and work pressure, and this will be noted when interpreting the results.

Personality Questionnaires and Behavioural Exercises

Generally most personality questionnaires can be done in your own time and are administered online.  You may be sent a link to do these, and most often there is a log-on and passwords required to take the assessment.

Behavioural exercises are often used in an assessment centre methodology, but can also be part of an individual assessment process.

How to Prepare Yourself To Do Your Best?

Completing assessments can be both physically and mentally tiring.  Here are some things you can do to prepare yourself prior to completing the assessments:

Be well rested - Make sure you have plenty of sleep and rest before the ability assessment session. This will help you perform well, and feel alert and ready to undertake the timed tests.

Try to be calm - Some of the ability testing session may feel similar to sitting an exam at school.  Prior to the beginning of the timed test, take your time to get ready, read all the instructions and ensure you understand how to complete the test correctly.

Be honestWhen completing personality assessments, you may be tempted to answer as you believe we might like you to answer.  However, there are measures built into personality assessments to ensure you have been honest and candid in your answering.  
Read the instructions and ask questions and ensure you understand what is required when completing psychological assessments
These measures pick up if someone has “faked” the assessment by trying to make themselves out to be “Saint-like” with no weaknesses.  If the “fake” measure is elevated we will require you to re-sit the questionnaire and answer the questions more candidly.

Ask Questions
- Do not be afraid to ask questions of the Test Administrator about any aspects of the assessment procedure or tests. 

Do You Get Your Assessment Results?

  • Niche Consulting will provide you with feedback on your assessment results.
  • For some assessments your feedback will be provided in the form of a computerised feedback report, although you would also have the opportunity to discuss this report with a psychologist.
  • In some situations your feedback may take the form of a feedback conversation where you get to discuss the results of your assessment with a psychologist. 
  • You are entitled to request a correction to the assessment information if you believe the assessment information is incorrect.
  • You generally will not receive a copy of the client assessment report as this information falls under the Evaluative materials clause in the Privacy Act. 
  • However, in some instances the client may have arranged for you to get our results in a personal report. 

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