Manager – Short Form

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Appropriate For New Applicants
Existing Employees
Comprehensiveness Intermediate
Administration Time - 1 hr
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Scoring Options Internet icon
Language English
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The Manager solution is an assessment used for job candidates applying to entry-level leadership positions who tend to supervise salaried employees. Sample tasks for these jobs include, but are not limited to: planning projects with subordinates; collaborating with senior managers on developing new methods and procedures; coaching employees on performance-related issues; developing employees ' skills; coordinating activities with other managers to accomplish organizational goals; setting and meeting department goals; prioritizing multiple tasks and priorities; making selected strategic and day-to-day decisions; and solving employees' and customers' problems. Potential job titles that use this solution are: Manager, Store Manager, and Branch Manager.

Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) technology dynamically adjusts the test to the level of the test taker resulting in shorter test times, increased accuracy and enhanced security.

Job Level: Entry to Mid-level
Job Family/Title: Business Suite
Average Testing Time (minutes): 57 minutes
Maximum Number of Questions: 166 items (114 items on average)
Number of Sittings: One
Designed for Unproctored Environment: Yes
Question Format: Multiple Choice, Adaptive

Deductive Reasoning Ability
This assessment measures the ability to draw logical conclusions based on information provided, identify strengths and weaknesses of arguments, and complete scenarios using incomplete information. It provides an indication of how an individual will perform when asked to develop solutions when presented with information and draw sound conclusions from data. This form of reasoning is commonly required to support work and decision making in many different types of jobs at many levels. This report provides information regarding an individual’s ability to use sound logic to solve problems, strengthen arguments, and identify weaknesses in the propositions of others.

Management Potential
This component measures the tendency to make good judgments about how to effectively respond to work situations. This is determined by scores derived from the candidate's responses to questions regarding situations one would likely encounter as a manager.

Achievement
This component measures the tendency to set and accomplish challenging goals, while persisting in the face of significant obstacles. This trait is characterized by: working hard; taking satisfaction and pride in producing high-quality work; and being competitive.

Flexibility
This component measures the tendency to work effectively despite changes in coworkers, settings, and environment. This trait is expressed as one's desire for variety and flexibility in work, and a comfort level in the midst of changing circumstances.

Confidence and Optimism
This component measures the tendency to have belief in one's own ability to get the job done. This trait supports optimism in the face of rejection and a feeling of being successful and competent in a variety of areas.

Thoroughness
This component measures the tendency to be thorough and precise in approaching work and personal activities. This trait is characterized by: being accurate; finding and correcting errors; and maintaining order in work and personal affairs.

Sense of Duty
This component measures a person's tendency to acknowledge and respect authority and to accept and comply with rules. This trait is demonstrated by: trustworthiness; protecting sensitive or confidential information; following required procedures; and honoring one's commitment to the organization.

Innovation
This component measures the tendency of one's creativity in working through problems and making decisions. This trait is seen as: producing novel solutions to problems; using imagination to create unique ideas or products; and logically applying multiple and inventive strategies when considering alternatives.

Influence
This component measures the tendency of a person's effectiveness in directing and influencing others. This trait is characterized by: persuading and negotiating effectively with others; influencing others' decision-making; and coordinating others' efforts to accomplish work.

Independence
This component measures the tendency of a person's willingness to take action and to make decisions independently. This trait is revealed in: working effectively without immediate supervision; not being overly dependent on help from others; and being resourceful in the face of challenges.

Professional Potential
This is a measure of the tendency to have potential for professional success across industry type and functional area. This is characterized by scores that are derived from responses to questions regarding academic and social background, and aspirations concerning work.

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