Cognitive & psychometric
- Attention to detail test
- Critical thinking test
- Memorization and recall skills
- Problem solving skills test
- Email skills test
- Basic word processing proficiency with Microsoft Word
- Intermediate word processing proficiency with Microsoft Word
- Accounting compliance skills test
- Bookkeeping skills test
- Business goal alignment assessment for supervisors
- Business math test
- Classroom management test for elementary teachers
- Customer focus and orientation skills test
- Data entry test
- Delivery driver vehicle maintenance test
- First aid skills test
- Food service problem solving skills test
- Interpersonal skills test for supervisors
- Lesson planning skills test for elementary teachers
- Marketing aptitude test
- Merchandise and supply storage management test
- Mechanical quality monitoring assessment
- Mechanical skills test: general aptitude
- Nursing skills: patient focus and orientation test
- Organizational skills test
- Project Mmanagement: budget management skills test
- Retail shelf stocking assessment test
- Sales negotiation and influencing skills test
- CRM skills for salesforce
- Technical support test
- Time management assessment for supervisors
- Typing test
- Work safety aptitude test
- English speaking test
- English writing test
Problem solving skills test
- Ability to use judgment when making decisions and determining correct actions and solutions
- Ability to analyze relevant information when solving problems
- Ability to use data points when evaluating potential options or actions
- Multiple Choice
Business competition and looming deadlines define the need for hiring employees capable of applying problem-solving skills to ensure a high performing team. Effective problem-solving skills include identifying current – or potential – issues and developing and following a series of logical steps to bring resolve in a timely manner.
Maintaining composure when diagnosing problems, thinking analytically, and the ability to work independently or collectively are valuable traits for a future employee. Determining a candidate’s problem-solving skills may help forecast their ability to continue operational efficiency in times of confusion and uncertainty.
The problem-solving test also helps predict a job candidate’s ability to:
- Remain calm and collected when faced with obstacles.
- Quickly determine the best course of action to resolve a problem.
- Conduct research and display ingenuity by independently or collaboratively solving complicated issues.
- Communicate concerns and problems to team members or management, accurately recalling specific details to help them fully understand the situation.
- Maintain professionalism and courtesy when interacting with team members, clients, or customers, despite current challenges.
Use this problem-solving test to quickly and easily estimate the problem-solving ability of entry-level or experienced candidates, including any applicable positions that may require strategic thinking to solve problems.
Sample Question 1
You’re a store manager with five employees. See your employees’ availability below:
|Works Monday through Thursday||Works Monday, Wednesday, and Friday||Only works with Becki||Only works with Marisol||Works Tuesday and Thursday|
Who’s available to work on Tuesday?
- Shawanda, Ike, Marisol
- Shawanda, Becki
- Ike, Marisol
- Ann, Becki
- Shawanda, Ann, Becki
Sample Question 2
Based on the information below, what’s the best order to display products in your store?
Electronics Marketing Report
- Phones, earbuds, screen cleaners, tablets, laptops
- Laptops, tablets, earbuds, phones, screen cleaners
- Tablets, laptops, screen cleaners, earbuds, phones
- Laptops, earbuds, screen cleaners, tablets, phones
- Earbuds, tablets, laptops, phones, screen cleaners
- Administrative & Customer Support
- Business Operations & Management
- Finance & Accounting
- Sales & Retail
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The Problem Solving Skills module content was developed by the Indeed Assessment Science Team, with expertise in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Instructional Design, Education, and Graphic Design. In addition, team members worked in collaboration with subject matter experts (SMEs). Indeed’s SMEs are required to demonstrate experience performing at a high level, supervisory experience, or responsibility for defining requirements for those jobs that require problem solving skills.