Assessment components
Our assessments are designed to measure the capacity of candidates to make abstractions, to learn, and to deal with novel situations. In most jobs these capacities lead to greater work success. The assessments consist of standardized sets of tasks that test the strengths and weaknesses of candidates. The sets of tasks are divided into three mayor topics:

Numerical ability
The Numerical ability part of our assessments consist of two parts: (1) numerical reasoning and (2) number sequences.

Numerical reasoning is the ability to interpret, analyze and draw logical conclusions based on statistical data presented in graphs and tables. Our numerical reasoning test are not purely a measure of the mathematical ability of the candidates; instead they also test the ability to use statistical data to make reasoned decisions and solve problems.

Number sequences tests are standardized psychometric assessment tests a candidate’s general ability to logically reason with numbers. The tests offer mathematical sequences that adhere to a logical rule based on simple arithmetic. A preliminary series is presented from which the rule is inferred. The candidates then have to predict the subsequent number that follows the ruling.

For any job requiring any numeracy skills, it is advised to include the numerical ability component in the assessment.

Abstract and inductive reasoning
Our inductive reasoning tests assess the level of general intelligence and creativity of the candidates. The exercises are designed to test the capacity for learning and applying new information. In the assessments the candidates will be presented with diagrams sequences. The objective is to find the patterns in the given information to be able to complete the sequence with the next diagram.

The ability to answer abstract reasoning questions is independent of educational experience and cultural background, and can be used to provide an objective indication of intellectual potential. They are particularly useful for jobs where problem-solving and initiative are important, or where candidates will need to deal with complex data and perform non-routine task.

For any mid or higher level job, it is advised to include the abstract reasoning component in the assessment.

Verbal reasoning
Our verbal reasoning tests assess at which level candidates can extract and work with meaning, information and implications from text. Verbal aptitude is a fundamental skill in the workplace. It’s key for communicating with others, reading and interpreting reports, discussing plans with clients and writing clear emails.

Verbal aptitude is a very important skill, even if the role is highly technical and doesn’t immediately seem to have much to do with words. Canidates still need to be able to communicate your work to others, act on communications and reports, and interpret textual data.

For any mid or higher level job, it is advised to include the verbal reasoning component in the assessment.

Score calculation
For every candidate that finishes an assessment, the Brght score is calculated. The score is based on:

  • The number of correct answer
  • The number of incorrect answers
  • The difficulty of the questions in the assessment
  • The average time needed per question

All the questions that are used in our assessments have been tested extensively by our test panel. For every question we calculate (1) how difficult the question is and (2) what the average time is that candidates need to answer it.

The Brght score can be used to compare the score of a candidate to other applicants for the same position and to all the other candidates from other companies that have completed similar assessments.