“ Overall though these tests are the best I've found to practice for SHL and other recruitment numerical reasoning tests. „
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Whether you are trying to succeed at any part of the selection process including the assessment centre; or whether there is an assessment across your organisation, be sure to practice with us.
What tests can I expect to take?
The most common SHL psychometric tests are the Personality Test (OPQ32r), and Reasoning Tests. OPQ32 – is considered to be the most commonly used personality test in the UK for pre-employment and employment purposes. JobTestPrep's personality test preparation includes OPQ32 simulation, a unique product, carefully crafted to look and feel like the real thing.
SHL Reasoning Tests
SHL Reasoning Tests are usually taken as Verify Tests. The most popular ones are detailed below:
SHL numerical reasoning tests aim to measure your understanding of tables of statistical and numerical information as well as your ability to make logical deductions. SHL verbal reasoning tests aim to assess your ability to comprehend written information and to evaluate arguments about this information. SHL inductive/non-verbal reasoning tests assess the capability to deal flexibly with unfamiliar information and solve problems. These tests intend to measure capacity for conceptual and analytical thought.
Other common tests include Situational Judgement Tests (Scenarios; tailored for graduate, mid-professional or executive), the Motivational Questionnaire, Occupational Personality Questionnaire, SHL JobMatch, and for mid-professionals and executives: Development and Safety Instrument, Business Skills and Development Solutions. Specific industries (e.g. sales) will usually have specific tests tailored for them. For Talent Development, you may be faced with any of the above tests as well as Talent Audit, Employee Development and Succession Planning Tests.
How can I prepare for an SHL test?
SHL offer a limited amount of practice tests on their website. However, the feedback is generally limited to your score with no in-depth feedback. You will not discover where you went wrong or why. JobTestPrep offers the web's leading preparation services for SHL practice tests, tailored per position. Get full coverage of SHL psychometric tests; hundreds of questions with explanations, solving tips, and comprehensive reading materials.
Who are SHL?
« In God we trust, everyone else has to bring data » – SHL website, originally W. Edwards Deming.
SHL are the global leading talent measurement consultancy, supporting clients who are searching for insight into people. Lead by a team of over 300 industrial psychologists, working in 30 languages and 150 countries, SHL delivers over 25 million selection and development assessments per year. SHL offers a full spectrum of services and supports Global Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike. SHL’s aims apart from increasing sales and productivity are to better source high quality applicants and to reduce staff turnover and absenteeism costs. In doing so, they claim that their highly validated tests can lead to a 20 percent Return On Investment (ROI). And so SHL coined the expression, “People intelligence, Business Results”
What are SHL tests looking to measure
SHL can be recruited by companies for various purposes detailed below. At JobTestPrep we help you stay ahead of the game at every stage of the employment cycle.
- Selection –when companies are looking to make intelligent talent acquisitions. This could be in cases of volume recruitment (such as graduates), or for management and professional hire. The competencies outlined in these tests can be measured and utilised to drive business results or integrated into an employee’s development plan.
- Developing talent – understanding skills and capabilities across an organisation, as well as exposing under-utilised strengths and capabilities.This is in order to best know where to place talent within a company and to roadmap a future path which will present upward career opportunities.
- Leadership – assess individual readiness and skills against leadership objectives in order to identify future leaders. This can help train and prepare individuals for internal movement and growth by promoting talent.
An overview of SHL Tests as offered to employers
At JobTestPrep we like to help make things simple for you. Here we have organised what tests you may be faced with when taking SHL tests according to position. This is based on the tests SHL provide to their clients when testing according to position.
We've listed the types of SHL tests offered to employers divided into major industries and job profiles. The right column specifies our topic-based practice solutions that cover a family of tests, while the bottom row of each table offers an all-in-one practice solution, the advantage of which is that for most positions you will be required to sit numerous tests and it is much more financially viable to buy them all in one economy pack.
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