"No matter whether the manager's job is engineering, accounting or selling, his/her effectiveness
depends on his/her ability to listen and to read, on his/her ability to speak and to write."
The most effective way to assess potential is to give the candidate new cognitively challenging
material to learn in the testing situation and assess the degree of learning that takes place
Categories of Various Assessment Instruments
Basic Skills evaluation
Literacy (ABET levels)
Numeracy (ABET Levels)
Illiterate employees' trainability can also be assessed
Literate employees (10 -12 yrs Education)
Tertiary and post-matric employees (Diploma/Degree or new candidates applying for bursaries / loans
Competencies are sets of behaviour, arising from underlying aspects of the individual, which are
determinants of job success.
Basic "Business" English skills-Vocabulary, Comprehension and Grammar
Basic business Numerical skills
2-Dimensional insight skills
3-Dimensional insight skills
Spot-the error (Attention to detail)
Specific Job Competencies (White Collar)-Cognitive Dimensions
Specific Job Competencies (Blue Collar)
It provides an idea of a person's trainability before he even gets behind the steering
wheel of an expensive truck!
An Integrative assessment tool to assess various skills of potential drivers
"Integrity is a human attribute. In business it relates to the human side of the enterprise".
Verification Services-(ID, Criminal Record, Credit records, Educational qualifications)
Integrity Screenings (Questionnaires)
Pre-employment Polygraph screenings
Specific Job Competencies (Drivers)
You may be able to do the job, but are you the right type for the job? Differences exist in the
personal characteristics of more successful and less successful managers/incumbents
PAW (Personality at Work)
16-PF(5) Cattell - 16 Personality Factor questionnaire
The identification of characteristics associated with successful managers and the development of valid
instruments to measure these predictors of success are the bottom-line for this method. This is a
practical show-me-how-you-do-it method.
Leaderless Group discussion
Problem Solving Exercise (Managerial Simulation)
The MBTI is the most widely used personality inventory in history. Make sure your team has been
compiled to utilize a spectrum of complementary personality styles.
Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Drive and Emotional Assessment
BarOn EQ-i measures the candidate's ability to deal with daily environmental demands and pressures. A
growing body of research suggests that emotional intelligence is the key determinant of success in life.
Drive and Emotional Potential (DE-POT)
Team Contributing Role Assessment
Simulation exercises and Assessment Centers
IQ ASSOCIATES HUMAN BEHAVIOUR SPECIALISTS
Registered Psychologists and Personnel Practitioners
Member of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychologists of SA
70 maldon road, lynnwood glen, 0081
S.J. van Wyk
IQ ASSOCIATES WILL GLADLY ASSIST IN ADDRESSING
FURTHER QUERIES AND IN CONDUCTING AN
IN-DEPTH NEEDS ANALYSIS