Question: Identify three possible selection tests and explain why you will choose these tests for selecting a candidate for the position of web developer to work in the web design team of your organization.
A selection test is a standardized method for assessing the amount of job-related knowledge, skill, and ability that a person possesses. The individual, who is the applicant, is assigned a score based on performance on the testing procedure. These tests can take a variety of forms depending on the job role and are usually timed for example; giving a presentation, taking part in a group exercise, logical reasoning and maths, IT skills.
There are many types of selection tests; however, three possible selection tests I would choose for selecting a candidate for the position of web developer to work in the web design team of my organization would be Aptitude Test, Situational Judgment Test and Personality Test.
This test measures whether an individual has the capacity or dormant ability to learn a given job if given adequate training. This test also tries to measure the intelligence of the applicant. It includes verbal comprehension, reasoning memory test, visualization word fluency etc. These tests are designed for the different age groups. Organization tries to select intelligent people so that they can learn easily during training and learning process. This type of selection test is fairly accurate when it comes to assessing a person’s strengths and weaknesses. Interviews alone may not provide the in-depth look at the candidate that is required, so the addition of an aptitude test offers greater insight into the candidate’s potential for success. Aptitude tests can afford the candidate an opportunity to examine the types of skills the position calls for. It is very important that the job applicant feel that they will be the right fit for the position. A disadvantage of this type of selection test is that it is very costly to...