Reasoning And Capabilities Testing
The fit-for-purpose, future-ready, resilient workforce will require new skill sets. There is a critical need to add a new dimension to recruitment, selection and succession planning decisions. We have the answer to that dimension!
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What is this new dimension?
FinxS© Reasoning And Capabilities Testing is a set of psychological tests designed to measure the individual’s reasoning and capability in 9 skill areas.
Each test can be administered alone or in combination with any other test. You can use a cluster of tests to satisfy your specific need.
This is a powerful addition to the armoury of psychometric assessments that provide guiderails for candidate selection and capacity development initiatives. When linked with Extended DISC© role fit assessments a comprehensive picture is made available.
What are the skill areas?
Abstract Logical Reasoning
Abstract Logical Reasoning is central to understanding the individual’s capacity for pulling concepts together. It measures the individual’s ability to understand the link between different ideas/principles and their ability to bring them under the umbrella of higher level concepts.
It also measures how well the person understands “the big picture” and how to unpack it into its component parts.
Understanding Logical Processes
This is where we gain insights into the individual’s capacity to have a clear line of sight between action and outcomes.
Understanding Logical Processes measures their ability to understand cause-effect relationships. It indicates the extent to which they understand how the information available influences the future and related consequences. It measures how systematic the person’s thinking process is.
Spatial Reasoning measures the individual’s ability to comprehend visual entities and their components.
It reflects the person’s ability to manage the information collected by visual perception.
Visual Reasoning skills are often connected to the skills required by architects and visual designers but significant value in other domains.
Understanding Social Context
In an environment in which Social and Emotional Intelligence takes on great important, this test is very relevant.
Understanding Social Context measures the individual’s general sensitivity to observable social phenomenon. It reflects the person’s ability to sense conflict situations and to reason how interpersonal relationships influence situations.
Numerical Reasoning measures the individual’s ability to perceive the relationships between numerical information.
Mathematic Logical Reasoning
Mathematic Logical Reasoning measures the ability to understand logical applications of mathematics, evaluate arguments, and detect fallacious reasoning. It is the ability to apply mathematics, logic, and/or statistics to help make decisions.
Mastery here reflects the ability to distinguish between a valid and invalid deductive argument and to prove invalidity by providing a counter example.
Word Association measures the ability to understand relationships between different concepts. It relates to the ability to classify information and combine data that relate to each other. It demonstrates the capacity to understand differences between concepts.
The Memory Test measures the ability to visualize and mentally store multiple visual objects, like graphical images. It indicates how quickly an individual can identify small differences in seemingly similar images.
Verbal Reasoning measures the ability to understand written information, conceptualize it and find causal relationships. It relates to an individual’s capacity to identify the essential information and understand how it relates to the problem being solved.
Why Use Reasoning And Capabilities Testing?
The reasoning and capability skills are essential to many intellectual activities, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity and the application of concepts.
Critical thinking or reasoning is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness.
It entails the examination of those structures or elements of thought implicit in all reasoning: purpose, problem, or question-at-issue, assumptions, concepts, empirical grounding; reasoning leading to conclusions, implications and consequences, objections from alternative viewpoints, and frame of reference.
Critical thinking – in being responsive to variable subject matter, issues, and purposes – is incorporated in a family of interwoven modes of thinking, among them: scientific thinking, mathematical thinking, historical thinking, anthropological thinking, economic thinking, moral thinking, and philosophical thinking.
When to use Reasoning & Capabilities Testing?
FinxS® Reasoning Analysis is most often used in situations that require measuring a person’s future development potential as one additional factor influencing it.
Typical application situations are:
- Internal transfers
- Development screening
- Training Needs Analysis
- Leadership Development