Working largely in the mining and resource sector, Urban Psychometrics in Brisbane recognises the need to identify workers who have the right attitudes and abilities, and display safe practices on the job. We also recognise that the cost of selection errors can be expensive, particularly if your selection is based solely on an aptitude test. As a result, we have found 3 of our psychometric assessment options to be popular for the recruitment of Operators, Trades and Mid-Tier roles across high risk industries.
Option 1: Improve Safety – Minimise safety risks before making selection decisions
Whilst both an aptitude test and a psychometric assessment are appropriate for positions within the mining and resources sector, extra care needs to be taken when recruiting for safety oriented roles.
As can be fully appreciated, it is more cost effective to select ‘safe’ employees, than to expend a great deal of effort in training and development. The Situational Safety Awareness (SSA) Assessment helps to identify workers who have both the right attitudes and abilities to display safe practices on the job. At Urban Psychometrics in Brisbane, we recommend that the SSA is used for all roles where safety is a key component of the job.
Industry specific SSA assessment, including mining, construction and transport.
The SSA takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Results compared to Australian high-risk industries.
Option 2: Improve Safety & Increase Commitment – Get the right people for the job and keep them.
Personality assessments can help you to identify candidates who ‘fit’ well with your organisation and are able to integrate smoothly into the team, whilst an aptitude test determines a person’s ability, knowledge or skill set.
The Work Personality Index (WPI) helps to identify personal qualities that influence how well candidates will cope with different job requirements. For example, their problem solving style, how well they relate to others, and their stress resilience and leadership style.
The WPI combined with the SSA ensures that you are selecting the right person for a safety critical role. At Urban Psychometrics in Brisbane, we recommend that the WPI is used for all roles where resilience and leadership are critical parts of the job.
The WPI is a personality and safety assessment, measuring a candidate’s fit in a safety critical role.
The WPI will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Performance is compared to Australian norms.
Option 3: Improve Safety, Increase Commitment & Enhance Performance – Ensure your people are capable of doing the job
There is more data on the validity of ability assessments for predicting job success than any other method of selection, including interviews. The Test of Abstract Reasoning (TAR) helps to identify workers who can sum up a situation quickly and solve problems in the workplace, helping you to employ workers who are ready for the challenges of the role.
By combining the SSA and the WPI with the TAR you will successfully measure the degree to which a worker ‘can do and will do’ the job. At Urban Psychometrics in Brisbane, we recommend that the TAR is used for all roles where problem solving is a critical component of the job.
An even stronger prediction of whether the candidate is likely to put attitudes into action.
The TAR is a timed assessment, taking 20 minutes to complete.
Can be compared against a composite group of Australian adults or industry specific norms.
If you require a specific psychometric assessment for the selection of employees in the mining and resources sector, call Urban Psychometrics in Brisbane on 07 3535 1220 or get in touch today.