What are Behavioural Assessments?

In organisational contexts, behavioural assessments measure what can be directly observed. Reports of behaviour may come from the individual themselves (‘self-report’), from observations made by others (‘other-report’) or a combination of the two, as in 360 feedback where ratings of behaviour are obtained from multiple sources. Behavioural assessments often measure pragmatic constructs that are of direct relevance to organisations (e.g. planning and organising, persuading and influencing) and may be tied to tools such as competency frameworks. Behavioural Assessments may have some psychometric properties, but do not typically claim to measure the underlying psychological constructs that influence observable behaviour.

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Pre-Hire Behavioural Assessment
Pre-Hire Behavioural Assessment

Online - desktop / tablet, Online - mobile

 Online - desktop / tablet, Online - mobile

20 Minutes

 20 Minutes

English (AUS), English (UK)...

 English (AUS), English (UK)...

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• 6500+ Job Specific Formulas • 175 Job Performance Impact Traits • 25+ Years Research & Validation • Advanced Assessment Technology • High ROI • Easily Customized • Reports Specific to Person and Job • 29+ Languages • No Adverse Impact

The Harrison Assessments System provides a comprehensive assessment of the behavioural competencies required for a position and accurately predicts success and potential obstacles. Integrated selection tools include performance based interviewing questions, how to attract the candidate, and the ability to calculate eligibility, suitability, and interview ratings for a composite ranking of candidates.

The assessment is web-based and scored online with comprehensive results available within 15 seconds.

Enjoyment Performance Theory:  Enjoyment Performance Theory states that an individual will perform more effectively in a job if they enjoy the tasks required by that job, have interests that relate to the position, and have work environment preferences that correspond with the environment of the workplace. Harrison Assessment’s global research indicates that the enjoyment of these various aspects of a job is highly correlated with good performance. "If you enjoy an activity, you tend to do it more. By doing it more, you tend to learn and improve the related skills. As a result, you tend to gain recognition (including self recognition) which helps you enjoy the activity more."

Candidates rank answers in order of what you they  know enjoy. Enjoyment performance theory states that if someone enjoys 75% of the tasks required in a job role they are 3x more likely to be successful.

Paradox Theory: Harrison Assessment’s Paradox Theory provides a greater depth of psychological understanding because it reveals an entire system of behaviour rather than merely offering insights about specific traits. It also predicts stress behaviour and provides a framework that facilitates objective understanding of self and a clear direction for self-development.

 

Eligibility/Suitability

The ability to predict job performance is dependent upon identifying all of the critical factors. If one assesses eligibility or technical competencies, it only represents a portion of the critical factors to predict performance. When behavioural competencies are also measured, such as emotional intelligence, personality, and work preferences, a high degree of accuracy is attained to predict performance.

Note: No training required use the assessment as we will support you in administering and delivering the reports to you. should you wish to manage this process yourself, we would be able to offer the training.

Factory HR Manager(VirtualAC, express)

Factory HR Manager(VirtualAC, express)

Online - desktop / tablet, Virtual AC

 Online - desktop / tablet, Virtual AC

85 Minutes

 85 Minutes

English (AUS), English (UK)...

 English (AUS), English (UK)...

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Request pricing

The Participant assumes the role of a Factory HR Manager of a leading motor components manufacturer. Supported by a small team, the Factory HR Manager is responsible for all HR matters at several sites and this entails managing a wide range of correspondence from various levels within the organisation. The issues raised relate to selection, appraisal, training & development, internal communications, rewards and disciplinary matters. Participants are not required to display specific knowledge of HR practises or legal principles, beyond what would be expected of any line manager.

Note: This is an express version of the original exercise. Express exercises are condensed versions of their original counterparts. They assess fewer competencies and take less time to both complete and mark. VirtualAC refers to virtual assessment centre platform. A paper version of this Exercise is also available.

Why should you use this assessment?

This type of assessment is also called a job simulation or work simulation exercise as it can offer a realistic simulation of the skills required for a role. All you have to do is ensure it matches the skills or competencies you are looking to assess and is at the right level for the role you are recruiting for. Using this type of exercises help hiring decision-makers:

  • improve objectivity and minimize biases from interviews and
  • deliver constructive feedback to candidates improving their experience.

Not sure if this is the right assessment? Send us an uptodate job description including competencies that are critical to succeed in the role. We will send you our recommendations or discuss this with you.

****Talent Grader  sources these exercises from our trusted  partners to offer as part of the consultancy services. You do not need to be trained to use these exercises as we will support you in assessing your candidates and provide you with a detailed report, saving you time and effort. If you are a trained assessor, please contact us to purchase the assessment only and we will set you up as an assessor to mark the exercise. ****

Public Sector Agency (VirtualAC, express)

Public Sector Agency (VirtualAC, express)

Online - desktop / tablet, Virtual AC

 Online - desktop / tablet, Virtual AC

85 Minutes

 85 Minutes

English (AUS), English (UK)...

 English (AUS), English (UK)...

Request pricing
Request pricing

The Participant assumes the role of a Regional Director of a Public Sector Agency responsible for the collation and ongoing analysis of demographic data within the UK. The In-Basket contains issues relating to staff, such as recruitment, staff development and the results of a recent Employee Opinion Survey, as well as some issues with direct reports. It also contains items regarding the use of new technology for data analysis, commercial opportunities for the use of their data and various other strategic initiatives.

Note: This is an express version of the original exercise. Express exercises are condensed versions of their original counterparts. They assess fewer competencies and take less time to both complete and mark. VirtualAC refers to virtual assessment centre platform. A paper version of this Exercise is also available.

Why should you use this assessment?

This type of assessment is also called a job simulation or work simulation exercise as it can offer a realistic simulation of the skills required for a role. All you have to do is ensure it matches the skills or competencies you are looking to assess and is at the right level for the role you are recruiting for. Using this type of exercises help hiring decision-makers:

  • improve objectivity and minimize biases from interviews and
  • deliver constructive feedback to candidates improving their experience.

Not sure if this is the right assessment? Send us an uptodate job description including competencies that are critical to succeed in the role. We will send you our recommendations or discuss this with you.

****Talent Grader  sources these exercises from our trusted  partners to offer as part of the consultancy services. You do not need to be trained to use these exercises as we will support you in assessing your candidates and provide you with a detailed report, saving you time and effort. If you are a trained assessor, please contact us to purchase the assessment only and we will set you up as an assessor to mark the exercise. ****

Management trainee scheme (VirtualAC, express)

Management trainee scheme (VirtualAC, express)

Online - desktop / tablet, Virtual AC

 Online - desktop / tablet, Virtual AC

70 Minutes

 70 Minutes

English (AUS), English (UK)...

 English (AUS), English (UK)...

Request pricing
Request pricing

The Participant takes on the role of a recently recruited graduate who is on the company’s Management Trainee Scheme. The scheme is comprised of a series of 3-month placements working on a series of special projects, aimed at giving the individual a broad understanding of the organisation. The Exercise scenario involves the Participant managing a range of issues related to a new set of projects. Items within the In-Basket include emails, circulars and correspondence and the Participant has to process these items within the allotted time.

Note: This is an express version of the original exercise. Express exercises are condensed versions of their original counterparts. They assess fewer competencies and take less time to both complete and mark. VirtualAC refers to virtual assessment centre platform. A paper version of this Exercise is also available.

Why should you use this assessment?

This type of assessment is also called a job simulation or work simulation exercise as it can offer a realistic simulation of the skills required for a role. All you have to do is ensure it matches the skills or competencies you are looking to assess and is at the right level for the role you are recruiting for. Using this type of exercises help hiring decision-makers:

  • improve objectivity and minimize biases from interviews and
  • deliver constructive feedback to candidates improving their experience.

Not sure if this is the right assessment? Send us an uptodate job description including competencies that are critical to succeed in the role. We will send you our recommendations or discuss this with you.

****Talent Grader  sources these exercises from our trusted  partners to offer as part of the consultancy services. You do not need to be trained to use these exercises as we will support you in assessing your candidates and provide you with a detailed report, saving you time and effort. If you are a trained assessor, please contact us to purchase the assessment only and we will set you up as an assessor to mark the exercise. ****

Haven Housing Association (VirtualAC, express)

Haven Housing Association (VirtualAC, express)

Online - desktop / tablet, Virtual AC

 Online - desktop / tablet, Virtual AC

85 Minutes

 85 Minutes

English (AUS), English (UK)...

 English (AUS), English (UK)...

Request pricing
Request pricing

Working within an organisation which is committed to building sustainable communities and better lives, the Participant will assume the role of a newly appointed Branch Manager within Haven Housing Association. The issues included in this In-Basket are typical of a first-line management role and include managing services to customers, team motivation, maximising income and performance management. No prior experience of Housing Associations or related services is assumed.

Note: This is an express version of the original exercise. Express exercises are condensed versions of their original counterparts. They assess fewer competencies and take less time to both complete and mark. VirtualAC refers to virtual assessment centre platform. A paper version of this Exercise is also available.

Why should you use this assessment?

This type of assessment is also called a job simulation or work simulation exercise as it can offer a realistic simulation of the skills required for a role. All you have to do is ensure it matches the skills or competencies you are looking to assess and is at the right level for the role you are recruiting for. Using this type of exercises help hiring decision-makers:

  • improve objectivity and minimize biases from interviews and
  • deliver constructive feedback to candidates improving their experience.

Not sure if this is the right assessment? Send us an uptodate job description including competencies that are critical to succeed in the role. We will send you our recommendations or discuss this with you.

****Talent Grader  sources these exercises from our trusted  partners to offer as part of the consultancy services. You do not need to be trained to use these exercises as we will support you in assessing your candidates and provide you with a detailed report, saving you time and effort. If you are a trained assessor, please contact us to purchase the assessment only and we will set you up as an assessor to mark the exercise. ****

Seigo’s Head of Strategic Change (VirtualAC)

Seigo’s Head of Strategic Change (VirtualAC)

Online - desktop / tablet, Virtual AC

 Online - desktop / tablet, Virtual AC

230 Minutes

 230 Minutes

English (AUS), English (UK)...

 English (AUS), English (UK)...

Request pricing
Request pricing

In this ‘day-in-the-life’ exercise, the Participant assumes the role of the newly-appointed Head of Strategic Change at Seigo, an international toy manufacturing company. The exercise is made up of three different components: an email section (similar to an Inbox or Inbasket), an Analysis Exercise with a briefing call and an Internal Interview Simulation (or roleplay). In the email section of the exercise, the Participant is faced with tensions between two senior staff members, a request for recommendations based on the outputs of an engagement survey, and issues regarding sustainability within the toy industry. In the Analysis exercise the Participant has to review data and information relating to Seigo’s performance in the Asia-Pacific region, and in the Interview Simulation they meet with a Senior Level Peer, with whom they need to build rapport and raise some specific issues.

 

*** This is an Online Business Simulation Exercise delivered through our VirtualAC Platform. ***This exercise is a parallel version of the Improving Performance Express Analysis Exercise.

Option1 Report only : 85 min Option 2,            Report & Briefing: 125 min

 

Why should you use this assessment?

This type of assessment is also called a job simulation or work simulation exercise as it can offer a realistic simulation of the skills required for a role. All you have to do is ensure it matches the skills or competencies you are looking to assess and is at the right level for the role you are recruiting for. Using this type of exercises help hiring decision-makers:

  • improve objectivity and minimize biases from interviews and
  • deliver constructive feedback to candidates improving their experience.

Not sure if this is the right assessment? Send us an uptodate job description including competencies that are critical to succeed in the role. We will send you our recommendations or discuss this with you.

****Talent Grader  sources these exercises from our trusted  partners to offer as part of the consultancy services. You do not need to be trained to use these exercises as we will support you in assessing your candidates and provide you with a detailed report, saving you time and effort. If you are a trained assessor, please contact us to purchase the assessment only and we will set you up as an assessor to mark the exercise. ****

The Personal Assistant (VirtualAC, Express)

The Personal Assistant (VirtualAC, Express)

Online - desktop / tablet, Virtual AC

 Online - desktop / tablet, Virtual AC

70 Minutes

 70 Minutes

English (AUS), English (UK)...

 English (AUS), English (UK)...

Request pricing
Request pricing

The Participant assumes the role of a Personal Assistant to the Senior Partner in the Law firm, Parker Woods LLP.  They work closely with the Senior Partner providing administrative support for daily work requirements.  The Participant is required to deal with issues relating to diary management, quality checking documents, dealing with internal and external requests and performance issues.  This exercise is one of our more challenging Level A exercises due to the responsibilities of a Personal Assistant.

Note: This is an express version of the original exercise. Express exercises are condensed versions of their original counterparts. They assess fewer competencies and take less time to both complete and mark.

Why should you use this assessment?

This type of assessment is also called a job simulation or work simulation exercise as it can offer a realistic simulation of the skills required for a role. All you have to do is ensure it matches the skills or competencies you are looking to assess and is at the right level for the role you are recruiting for. Using this type of exercises help hiring decision-makers:

  • improve objectivity and minimize biases from interviews and
  • deliver constructive feedback to candidates improving their experience.

Not sure if this is the right assessment? Send us an uptodate job description including competencies that are critical to succeed in the role. We will send you our recommendations or discuss this with you.

****Talent Grader  sources these exercises from our trusted  partners to offer as part of the consultancy services. You do not need to be trained to use these exercises as we will support you in assessing your candidates and provide you with a detailed report, saving you time and effort. If you are a trained assessor, please contact us to purchase the assessment only and we will set you up as an assessor to mark the exercise. ****

Recreational Service Transformation (express)

Recreational Service Transformation (express)

Online - desktop / tablet, Virtual AC

 Online - desktop / tablet, Virtual AC

125 Minutes

 125 Minutes

English (AUS), English (UK)...

 English (AUS), English (UK)...

Request pricing
Request pricing

The Participant assumes the role of a newly-appointed Director of Culture and Recreational Services within a Council. The Chief Executive has asked them to look at current performance across a number of internal divisions within the department, make recommendations for improving performance and service delivery and detail actions which could be made to save costs.

*** This is an Online Business Simulation Exercise delivered through our VirtualAC Platform. ***This exercise is a parallel version of the Improving Performance Express Analysis Exercise.

Option1 Report only : 85 min Option 2,            Report & Briefing: 125 min

Why should you use this assessment?

This type of assessment is also called a job simulation or work simulation exercise as it can offer a realistic simulation of the skills required for a role. All you have to do is ensure it matches the skills or competencies you are looking to assess and is at the right level for the role you are recruiting for. Using this type of exercises help hiring decision-makers:

  • improve objectivity and minimize biases from interviews and
  • deliver constructive feedback to candidates improving their experience.

Not sure if this is the right assessment? Send us an uptodate job description including competencies that are critical to succeed in the role. We will send you our recommendations or discuss this with you.

****Talent Grader  sources these exercises from our trusted  partners to offer as part of the consultancy services. You do not need to be trained to use these exercises as we will support you in assessing your candidates and provide you with a detailed report, saving you time and effort. If you are a trained assessor, please contact us to purchase the assessment only and we will set you up as an assessor to mark the exercise. ****

Golden Square (VirtualAC)

Golden Square (VirtualAC)

Online - desktop / tablet, Virtual AC

 Online - desktop / tablet, Virtual AC

230 Minutes

 230 Minutes

English (AUS), English (UK)...

 English (AUS), English (UK)...

Request pricing
Request pricing

In this ‘day-in-the-life’ exercise, the Participant assumes the role of a newly-appointed Senior Manager in the Professional Services firm Golden Square. The exercise is made up of three different components: an email section (similar to an Inbox or Inbasket), an Analysis Exercise with a Briefing call and an Internal Interview Simulation (or Roleplay). In the email section of the exercise, the Participant is presented with a recent staff survey, a budget review, and an issue concerning the overcharging of a Client. In the Analysis Exercise they are required to analyse data and information relating to the performance of the teams they manage, and in the Interview Simulation they need to build rapport, coach and raise issues with a direct report.

*** This is an Online Business Simulation Exercise delivered through our VirtualAC Platform. ***This exercise is a parallel version of the Improving Performance Express Analysis Exercise.

Option1 Report only : 85 min Option 2,            Report & Briefing: 125 min

 

Why should you use this assessment?

This type of assessment is also called a job simulation or work simulation exercise as it can offer a realistic simulation of the skills required for a role. All you have to do is ensure it matches the skills or competencies you are looking to assess and is at the right level for the role you are recruiting for. Using this type of exercises help hiring decision-makers:

  • improve objectivity and minimize biases from interviews and
  • deliver constructive feedback to candidates improving their experience.

Not sure if this is the right assessment? Send us an uptodate job description including competencies that are critical to succeed in the role. We will send you our recommendations or discuss this with you.

****Talent Grader  sources these exercises from our trusted  partners to offer as part of the consultancy services. You do not need to be trained to use these exercises as we will support you in assessing your candidates and provide you with a detailed report, saving you time and effort. If you are a trained assessor, please contact us to purchase the assessment only and we will set you up as an assessor to mark the exercise. ****

GC Regional Manager (VirtualAC)

GC Regional Manager (VirtualAC)

Online - desktop / tablet, Virtual AC

 Online - desktop / tablet, Virtual AC

230 Minutes

 230 Minutes

English (AUS), English (UK)...

 English (AUS), English (UK)...

Request pricing
Request pricing

In this ‘day-in-the-life’ exercise, the Participant assumes the role of the newly-appointed Regional Commercial Manager for the Middle East for Groupe Chaumont (known as ‘GC’). GC is an international manufacturer of soft drinks. The exercise is made up of three different components: an email section (similar to an Inbox or Inbasket), an Analysis Exercise with a Briefing call and an Internal Interview Simulation (or Roleplay). In the email section of the exercise, the Participant is faced with a sales query, a request for recommendations about a possible licencing agreement, and a need to review outputs of a staff survey. In the Analysis Exercise the Participant has to review data and information relating to an explosion in one of the factories, and in the Interview Simulation they have a meeting with a direct report in which they must address some performance issues.

*** This is an Online Business Simulation Exercise delivered through our VirtualAC Platform. ***This exercise is a parallel version of the Improving Performance Express Analysis Exercise.

Option1 Report only : 85 min Option 2,            Report & Briefing: 125 min

 

Why should you use this assessment?

This type of assessment is also called a job simulation or work simulation exercise as it can offer a realistic simulation of the skills required for a role. All you have to do is ensure it matches the skills or competencies you are looking to assess and is at the right level for the role you are recruiting for. Using this type of exercises help hiring decision-makers:

  • improve objectivity and minimize biases from interviews and
  • deliver constructive feedback to candidates improving their experience.

Not sure if this is the right assessment? Send us an uptodate job description including competencies that are critical to succeed in the role. We will send you our recommendations or discuss this with you.

****Talent Grader  sources these exercises from our trusted  partners to offer as part of the consultancy services. You do not need to be trained to use these exercises as we will support you in assessing your candidates and provide you with a detailed report, saving you time and effort. If you are a trained assessor, please contact us to purchase the assessment only and we will set you up as an assessor to mark the exercise. ****

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