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Time Management Assessment for Supervisors

The Time Management Assessment for Supervisors measures a candidate’s ability to prioritize objectives when managing one’s time and the time of others. A candidate with time management skills adjusts actions, plans, and schedules as needed to ensure achievement of timeline milestones and deliverables.

element-grad-cap   ABILITIES EVALUATED

  • Ability to prioritize objectives when managing one’s time and the time of others
  • Ability to adjust actions, plans, and schedules as needed to ensure achievement of timeline milestones and deliverables

element-grad-cap   QUESTION FORMAT

  • Multiple Choice
  • Fill-in-the-Blank

element-grad-cap   LANGUAGE

  • English

element-grad-cap   DIFFICULTY

  • Easy

WHY TEST?

Proper time management is the backbone of any major project. With the ability to prioritize objectives, anticipate and avoid delays, and optimally allocate employee time, your supervisors can make sure that the right projects are finished at the right time, boosting your business’s efficiency and leaving your customers happy with the results. Testing for these skills also gives you a glimpse of how your supervisors will manage their own time, helping you find the most time-conscious managers to advance your business goals.

The time management and scheduling test predicts a job candidate’s ability to:

  • Identify the most urgent tasks based on deadlines and completion data.
  • Accurately judge the delivery dates of complex, multi-team projects.
  • Properly estimate the length of a project’s various tasks and create a realistic schedule for team members.
  • Correctly adjust project deadlines and delivery dates to account for unforeseen delays.
  • Use charts and graphs to quickly gather vital project completion data.

Use this time management assessment to quickly and easily screen entry-level or experienced candidates, especially supervisors or any other positions requiring a keen understanding of time management.

EXAMPLE QUESTIONS

Sample Question 1

Which employee has the highest percentage of time available to work on a new project, Project C?

Employee % Time Committed: Project A % Time Committed: Project B
Klaus 20 50
Rick 30 45
Marta 85 10
Cara 90 10
Jim 10 65

 

  1. Klaus
  2. Rick
  3. Marta
  4. Cara
  5. Jim

Sample Question 2

Review your team’s project plan list below:

Task # Task Time Needed to Complete Notes
001 Review related research 2 weeks Start on 10/01/2018
002 Write literature review 2 weeks Can complete at same time as Task 001
003 Gather sales data 2 weeks Can complete at same time as Task 001 or Task 004
004 Interview sales staff 3 weeks Must complete after Task 002 is complete
005 Write report 3 weeks Can complete at same time as Task 004
006 Editing 1 week Must complete after Task 005 is complete

 

How many weeks will it take your team to complete this project?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The Project Management Skills: Time Management 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 project management skills.