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MENA Calibers
Skills Assessment

Evaluates reasoning abilities

Intelligence relates to a range of differing capabilities, such as the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly and learn. The Reasoning Test allows you to assess a candidate's general reasoning ability. This psychometric test is used in school entrance exams and is also favoured by HR professionals as part of their recruitment process.

Key features

Evaluates a candidate's general intelligence.
Uses original and varied questions.
 Provides detailed solutions to the questions.

 
Available in two formats (Corporate IQ Test and Reasoning Test).
 Available in English, French, Spanish and German.

Target groups

Job-seekers, employees and students.

Objective

To evaluate logical, numerical and verbal reasoning abilities.

Questionnaire

42 questions.
 35 minutes (timed)

Evaluates emotional intelligence in the workplace

The Emotional Intelligence Test -R assesses the ability to perceive, understand and manage one's own emotions and those of others. This EQ psychometric test is designed to better meet the demands of recruitment.

Key features

Provides norm-based EQ scores (in the same fashion as IQ tests).
Monitors social desirability (inclination to present oneself favorably).
Summary of a candidate's emotional profile including advice on personal growth.
 Available in English, French, Spanish and German.

Target groups

Students, trainees and employees of all ages and at all professional levels.

Objective

To measure candidates' and employees' ability to understand their own emotions and their capacity to establish harmonious working relationships with others.

Questionnaire

97 questions
 15 to 20 minutes

Business English Test

 

Assess language proficiency

In today’s business environment, a lack of English language skills could have a serious impact on the candidate's employability and competitiveness. The Business English Test allows you to objectively assess a person's ability to understand and communicate in English, especially in a business situation. It evaluates the candidate’s knowledge of English on 3 levels: reading comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar.

Target audience: Students, candidates, professionals at all levels
Questionnaire: 60 questions
Time: 40 minutes
Languages: English,

Strengths:

  • Assesses three aspects of the English language: reading comprehension, vocabulary and grammar.
  • Scored out of 20
  • Provides answers to the questions

 

French Language Test

 

Assess proficiency in the French Language

French is the ninth most widely spoken language in the world, being an international language of commerce, diplomacy and the official language of the United Nations, with over 200 million people speaking French worldwide.

However, research shows that mastering the spoken language is not enough to implement good writing skills and grammar in the workplace. A recent study from TextMaster highlighted that 90% of professional emails have at least one spelling mistake, which can have a huge impact on sales revenue or even be received as a spam email by clients.

The French Language Test assesses the French writing ability of your candidates' and employees'. Whether they are native or non-native French speakers, the test measures their knowledge in 3 core areas: spelling, grammar, and vocabulary.

 It positions the candidate on the Common European Framework of Reference ranging from basic (A1) to intermediate (B2) level

Target audience: Any person whose written French is indispensable in his / her work
Questionnaire: 60 multiple-choice questions
Time:

  • Beginner/intermediate level :15 minutes (timed)
  • Advanced level :12 minutes (timed)

Languages: English,

Strengths:

  • Overall score out of 20
  • Positions candidates on the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR)
  • Provides answers to the questions

 

Big Five Profile

 

Measure a person’s dominant personality traits

 

Big Five Profile is a personality assessment measuring five major personality traits based on the Five Factor model. It can be applied to all individuals, including young people.

 

The Five Factor model is a classical model in psychology and widely recognised as a benchmark in the analysis of personality. It highlights the main personality traits that define and differentiate people from an early age. These traits remain relatively stable throughout a person's lifetime, and are therefore unlikely to change making the Big Five Profile an assessment suitable for individuals of all ages, including adolescents.

 

Target audience: Students, temporary staff, recent graduates, or anyone interested in personal development
Questionnaire: 15 sets of 4 statements to be ranked from 1 to 4
Time taken: 7 minutes
Languages: English and  Arabic,

Strengths

Controls social desirability
Gives a snapshot of an individual’s dominant personality traits
Quick to administer and easy to interpret

 

CTPI-R

 

Assess managerial potential and identify future leaders

Central Test Personality Inventory-R (CTPI-R) is specifically designed to help you evaluate the managerial potential, behavioural competencies, and leadership skills of managers and CEOs.

CTPI-R analyses 19 personality traits of good managers to give a complete profile of how your leaders think, act, and react to different situations

Target audience: Executives, managers, and aspiring managers
Questionnaire: 114 questions
Time: 20-25 minutes
Languages: English and  Arabic

Strengths:

  • Monitors social desirability
  • Managerial Potential Indicator
  • An analysis of thinking and working styles
  • A comparison with 21 behavioural competencies

 

ETIX

 

Predict counterproductive work behaviour

ETIX is a groundbreaking assessment designed to evaluate the likelihood of individuals engaging in counterproductive work behaviour.

A modern tool created to meet the current needs of organisations, it covers six behaviours relevant to today’s work environment, including discrimination, harassment, and lying. By distinguishing between a person’s attitudes towards themselves and other people, ETIX reveals not only if a person might participate in counterproductive work behaviour but also if they might enable it in others.

This assessment empowers organisations to protect themselves from risk, build constructive development programmes, and create a positive company culture

Target audience: Employees of all levels and students
Questionnaire: 74 questions
Time: 10-12 minutes
Languages: English and  Arabic

Strengths:

  • Comparison of attitudes towards self and others
  • Mirror graphs, which make results understandable at a glance
  • Positive framework and non-stigmatising language
  • Social desirability indicator, which reveals the extent to which the test-taker amended their answers to appear to be a “better” person

 

German Language Test

 

Assess proficiency in German language

German is the most spoken language in the European Union, with over 90 million speakers. Germany is the fourth largest economy in the world and the largest in Europe. German language proficiency is therefore a considerable asset in many industries.

German language test allows you to objectively assess a person's ability to understand and communicate in German, especially in a business situation. It evaluates three aspects of your candidate’s German: reading comprehension, vocabulary, and grammar.

Target audience: Non-native German speakers (intermediate to advanced level)
Questionnaire: 55 questions
Duration: 30 minutes
Languages: English,

Strengths:

  • Assesses three aspects: written comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary
  • Gives an overall score out of 10
  • Provides answers to the questions

 

Professional Profile 2

 

Uncover hidden talents and predict job performance

Professional Profile 2 (also called PP2) is our latest personality assessment, designed and validated using the most recent method in psychometrics. It analyses, with scientific accuracy, the traits that influence the behaviour and performance of an individual at work. Professional Profile 2 measures 14 set of opposing dimensions (e.g. introversion vs. extraversion, flexibility vs. firmness), resulting in an analysis of 28 aspects of personality and motivations. This two-dimensional approach reflects the subtle nature of personality and motivations better than a one-dimensional approach does. The assessment minimises the impact of social desirability by its use of ipsative question structures and the Thurstonian IRT model of analysis. This increases Professional Profile 2’s reliability.

Target audience: Graduates, intermediate-level professionals, and middle management
 
Questionnaire: 112 questions
 
Time: 12-15 minutes
 
Languages: English, Arabic,

Strengths:

  • Identifies personality, behaviour, motivation and values in a single questionnaire
  • Uses ipsative structure of the Thurstonian IRT model to avoid social desirability
  • Comparison with a standard referential of 138 groups of professions
  • Profile matching with 9 work-focussed personality types and 22 competencies
  • Easy to understand reports, without psychological jargon
  • Can be used alongside Talent Map module to match candidate’s suitability with sales and management skills
  • Internationally recognised, and registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS)

REASONING - SPATIAL

 

Measuring spatial reasoning abilities

Every day we face situations that call for our spatial abilities. Locating yourself in the street, analysing diagrams and plans, playing video games or picturing how things might look from another angle all involve our spatial reasoning abilities.

As its most basic, spatial reasoning involves the ability to create, understand and differentiate spatial patterns, along with drawing conclusions and solving problems based on these visualisations.

REASONING - SPATIAL measures the spatial reasoning abilities of an individual and offers a reliable estimation of his ability to combine concepts based on projective skills.

These abilities are of most importance in the areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), but they can also useful in other professions, as spatial intelligence goes beyond cognitive skills providing a more comprehensive view of ideas and concepts.

Target groups: STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and no- STEM professions such as marketing or design.
Questionnaire: 8 questions
Time: 16 minutes maximum (timed)
Languages: English,

Key features

  • Evaluates a candidate's general intelligence (IQ)
  • Uses original and varied questions
  • Provides detailed solutions to the questions (on demand)

 

Sales Profile-R

 

Measure sales potential and aptitudes

Sales Profile-R identifies the potential, competencies and motivations needed to succeed in sales. As well as being an indispensable tool for recruitment, this assessment can be used for training, internal mobility, and sales force audits.

Sales Profile-R is based on real-life scenarios and is the only assessment on the market to evaluate all aspects of the sales process: understanding needs, prospecting, pitching, closing deals, and customer retention

Target audience: Sales-force/ Business development/ MBA students

Questionnaire: 80 questions in a sales context
Test time: 20 minutes
Languages: English and Arabic

Strengths:

  • Sales Potential Indicator (scale from 0 to 100)
  • Social desirability indicator
  • Results matched with 11 sales-related roles
  • Comparison of the profile with positions in the company (on request)

 

VOCATION

 

Explore an individual’s career aspirations

VOCATION is the newest career assessment based on the RIASEC model. It measures 12 interest domains and matches the individual's profile with 138 occupations, pinpointing the most suitable profession that aligns with their personality.
Monitoring the social desirability, the assessment offers excellent reliability and is culturally adapted in order to ensure that the questionnaire is interpreted objectively without a bias against gender and age.

VOCATION is designed to be used in a wide spectrum of career guidance activities. It helps candidates choose an occupation, plan their career, and grow as professionals in the workplace.

The report provides a constructive analysis, helping the evaluator to initiate a meaningful dialogue with the candidate, understand their vocational interests, and match their profile with suitable career options.

Target audience: All profiles
Questionnaire: 60 questions based on real-life scenarios
Test time: 8 minutes
Languages: English and Arabic

Strengths:

  • Provides a candidate’s 3-factor combined RIASEC profile
  • Monitors social desirability
  • Matches the candidate’s profile with 138 different job categories
  • Excellent reliability and construct validity

 

WORK PROFILE

 

Reveal candidates’ behaviours and job compatibility

Today job opportunities that require little proficiency reflect the changes in the workforce and the new business expectations.
Prospective employees are now required to be more savvy, competent, have a higher sense of service, and take on more responsibilities.

Gaining insight into individuals’ personality and work temperament is therefore essential in choosing the right candidates, and sustaining a positive employee experience.

WORK PROFILE is a personality assessment designed especially for entry-level jobs, requiring a lower level of qualifications. It is the only recruitment-based assessment to reliably measure an individual’s work personality through their workplace, social and emotional traits, as well as the values and aspirations that drive them forward.

Target audience: All candidates or employees; suitable for those at entry level, or with lower level qualifications
Questionnaire:  90 questions – 60 ipsative (forced choice) and 30 normative
Time: 10 to 12 minutes
Language: English

Strengths :

  • Easily comprehensible questionnaire and report
  • Contemporary assessment reflecting the modern working environment
  • Reliable and guarded against social desirability: developed using state-of-the-art psychometric techniques such as Thurstonian IRT
  • Profile matching with 6 work-focused personality types
  • Can be used alongside Talent Map to match a candidate’s suitability with 36 competencies and 138 professions

 

EMOTION 2

 

Evaluate and develop emotional abilities

Emotional intelligence is a wide range of human qualities that involves intrapersonal skills such as self-control, self-awareness, self-motivation and interpersonal skills such as maintaining good relationships, motivating others and influencing them.

Emotional intelligence is essential for achieving professional success as it drives 67% of the essential skills needed for an optimal performance at work.

EMOTION 2 measures 15 factors based on Goleman’s theory and provides a more nuanced picture of Emotional Intelligence. The test highlights some unique dimensions adjusted to the current work environment such as dealing with diversity and motivating others.
EMOTION 2 provides a reliable score of an individual’s inter- and intrapersonal competencies and also controls for social desirability, the tendency to present oneself in a manner that will be viewed favourably by others.

Target audience: All profiles
Questionnaire: 107 questions
Time: 12-15 minutes
Languages: English,

Key features:

  • Provides norm-based EQ scores (in the same fashion as IQ tests)
  • Measures social desirability
  • Summarises a candidate's emotional profile
  • Gives advice on how to improve weaknesses

 

Reasoning Test-R

 

Evaluate reasoning abilities

The Reasoning Test-R evaluates cognitive abilities like logical thinking, numerical analysis, verbal communication that is required to perform in a professional environment. It is particularly useful for roles requiring good analytical skills or in a complex work environment.

Target groups: Job-seekers, employees and students
Questionnaire: 42 questions (full version) and 20 questions (short version)
Time: 35 minutes (full version) and 20 minutes (short version)—a timed test
Languages: English, French German, Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese

Key features

  • Evaluates a candidate's general intelligence (IQ)
  • Uses original and varied questions
  • Provides detailed solutions to the questions (on demand)
  • Available in both a long and format

 

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Skills Assessment
- Reasoning Test
- Emotional Intelligence Test
- Business English Test
- French Language Test