Problem Solving Skills Assessment Test

Problem Solving Skills Assessment

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Assessment Summary
This is an abbreviated measure of cognitive ability and general problem-solving ability. This assessment measures a candidate’s ability to learn, solve problems, understand instructions and will give you insights into their trainability.
Skills tested in this assessment
This assessment specifically examines the following skills: learning agility, problem solving, and trainability.
What to test with this assessment
By using this assessment you can expect to learn how adaptable someone is and they can critically think about and solve problems that might arise in the day-to-day business of their role. This assessment will give you insight into their general intelligence and highlight their approach to tasks.

About the Problem Solving Skills Assessment

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Problem Solving is all about using logic, imagination, and creativity, to understand a situation and then come up with an intelligent solution to the problem. The best problem solvers can actively anticipate potential future problems and act quickly to prevent them from ever happening or to mitigate the effects.

This Problem Solving test assesses whether job candidates have the ability to learn, solve problems, and understand instructions while allowing you to see how adaptable they are to coaching and training.

Candidates who perform well on this Problem Solving assessment will have all the technical skills to successfully understand and articulate a problem and plan for it. They will also have the necessary soft skills to critically think about solutions to problems and effectively communicate this back to stakeholders.

People that are learning agile know what to do in situations of uncertainty. They connect information from past and present experiences to help them make sense of the situation, even when it’s changing. And they’re comfortable with being in situations that make them uncomfortable.
Problem solving is about defining a problem, then determining the cause of that problem. This is followed by identifying, prioritizing, and selecting alternatives as a solution, then implementing that solution.
Trainability is someone’s ability to learn quickly and pick up on training. This will show you if someone can successfully complete a training program and then go on to be a fully-contributing, or even high-performing, individual.


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Question Type: Multiple Choice

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Question Type: Multiple Choice

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Problem Solving

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Frequently asked questions

A problem solving test is a type of assessment that measures an individual’s ability to identify and solve problems. The test usually consists of a series of questions or scenarios that require the candidate to select the best course of action. Problem solving tests are commonly used in educational and workplace settings as a way to evaluate critical thinking and decision-making skills. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to problem solving, the ability to break down a problem into smaller components, identify potential solutions, and select the most effective course of action is often key to finding a successful resolution.

Vervoe’s problem solving skills test can help to improve the recruitment process by providing a more accurate assessment of a candidate’s ability. By presenting candidates with problems and seeing how they respond, employers can get a better idea of how they will perform on the job. In addition, problem solving tests can help employers to analyze data of their candidate pool more effectively. By identifying patterns in how candidates respond to problems, employers can identify those who are likely to be successful in the role.

Many jobs require problem solving as part of their skill set, but some are more obviously oriented toward this type of work than others. For instance, jobs in the field of engineering often require employees to find solutions to complex technical problems. Similarly, positions in sales or customer service frequently entail finding creative ways to resolve customer issues. Even jobs that are not traditionally seen as requiring problem solving skills can benefit from employees who are able to think on their feet and come up with solutions to challenges as they arise. In today’s ever-changing business landscape, the ability to solve problems is an essential skill for success in any career.

Problem solving tests are designed to assess a range of skills that are essential for success in the workplace. The ability to creative think is perhaps the most important skill that is tested, as it allows candidates to generate multiple solutions to a problem. This is important as it allows different perspectives to be considered and the best solution to be chosen. Other skills that are assessed include the ability to think logically and rationally, as well as the ability to communicate effectively. These skills are all highly relevant to job performance, making problem solving tests an excellent way to identify the best candidates for a role.

Yes, all assessments are fully customizable meaning you can edit a word or two or delete the question and add your own. You can also customize correct answer samples to your exact business specifications.

We offer assessments for any stage of your hiring process.

Top of Funnel: Screen candidates at the top of the funnel with interactive multiple choice questions that include multi media choices. You’ll be able to test knowledge quickly and keep candidates engaged. Assessments are quick to complete ~20min

Mid Funnel: Combine a variety of question types like multiple choice with media, video responses to see how they communicate and a couple of presentation or spreadsheet questions to dig deeper into their technical knowledge. Assessments take ~40min to complete.

Bottom Funnel: A great opportunity to focus on a single outcome and test extensively with a more elaborate question and some documentation around the process. Assessments take ~ 1.5 hrs to complete.

You can completely customize an assessment for your brand including logo, colors and intro videos. You are also able to customize all of the candidate messaging so that it’s unique to your brand and business.
No, Vervoe assessments test for a range of both job specific and soft skills like communication or attention to detail. This means you’re testing a complete set of skills so you can be confident the candidate you hire not only has the skills to do the job but that culturally and behaviourally they’re the right fit for your business too.
We offer a range of interactive question types including code challenges, presentations, spreadsheets, document uploads, video, audio, multiple choice with media options and more. Each question type is a sample version of the real life tool. For example a code challenge is a snapshot of a live developer environment where a candidate can complete a specific task.
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Yes, all skills assessment are customizable and can be created to simulate a job or task. This provides the ability to test a candidate on real-life skills and abilities required for the role. A unique combination of different types of questions can simulate how a candidate will perform in different scenarios.

Combining a detailed job description with a skills assessment can help to identify the specific skills and knowledge required for a job, and can streamline the candidate selection process. By writing a clear and concise job description, hiring managers can attract the right candidates for each role.

Vervoe's comprehensive recruitment guides provide a competency framework that maps out the core job-related skills and soft skills required for success in the role. A recruitment guide helps understand the hiring process of building the ideal candidate profile, writing an accurate job description based on skills, selecting the ideal candidate, interviewing top performers, and making a job offer.

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