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.
Sample Question 1
Which employee has the highest percentage of time available to work on a new project, Project C?
||% Time Committed: Project A
||% Time Committed: Project B
Sample Question 2
Review your team’s project plan list below:
||Time Needed to Complete
||Review related research
||Start on 10/01/2018
||Write literature review
||Can complete at same time as Task 001
||Gather sales data
||Can complete at same time as Task 001 or Task 004
||Interview sales staff
||Must complete after Task 002 is complete
||Can complete at same time as Task 004
||Must complete after Task 005 is complete
How many weeks will it take your team to complete this project?
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.