Aptitude test customization & consultation
Custom build a test that perfectly matches any job
within your organization.
The process begins with a job/task analysis where we identify the innate talents and abilities that it takes to perform successfully on the job. Then we develop appropriate test questions and apply the same rigorous scientific validation methods we use on all our products to ensure your custom test fits the job for which you are hiring.
If the position you’re hiring for requires abilities that are not addressed by one of our tests, give us a call. Since 1976, we have customized tests for a wide range of professions and specializations and we will be happy to custom build a test that perfectly matches any job within your organization and helps to avoid the possibility of a bad hire.
All our customized tests for aptitude comply with EEOC and Federal guidelines. As is the case with all Walden products, you can be assured that our customized tests are not discriminatory.
All Walden aptitude tests undergo a rigorous validation procedure to ensure that the test relates directly to the requirements of the specific job and to the particular candidate’s likelihood of success once on the job.
Test validation also demonstrates that the given test is job-related, fair to the applicant and measures the abilities it is intended to measure.
There are three types of validation approved by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC):
Establishes that the test applies to the specific requirements of each job. The content of the job is analyzed, matched and compared, function by function, with the abilities that the test measures.
Tests individuals currently in the specific position, and then statistically compares their test results with their actual performance on the job.
Tests individuals when they are hired, and then statistically compares the test results, to on-the-job performance after a period of time has elapsed.
A successful comparison or correlation suggests that the test is predictive of on-the-job success. To ensure reliability, a number of individuals must be utilized in the study.
A suggested scenario would be to test all applicants as they are hired without considering the initial test results as part of the selection process. At the end of pre-determined period, a comparison would be made between the test results and on-the-job performance criteria to evaluate the accuracy of the test.
Our “Fast-Track” Validation Service enables clients who wish to validate a test before using it. This allows you to begin testing within five days. Please call 1 (800) 361-4908 for more information.