highmatch Aptitude Assessment:

Analytical Skills Test

An analytical skills test measures a person’s ability to evaluate information to reach logical and rational decisions. 

Analytical Skills Test in the Workplace

We use analytical skills every day when recognizing problems, gathering information, analyzing data, interpreting results, and finding solutions.

Analytical thinking is a controlled and purposeful reflective process. Employees who remember a lot of factual knowledge are not necessarily good analytical thinkers.

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Our Assess solution can help you identify critical skills related to analytical thinking, or if you are interested in testing specifically for analytical thinking, our Create solution can do that for you.

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An analytical thinker is able to:

  • Appreciate different points of view and make use of diverse information sources
  • Identify information that is needed to solve complex problems
  • Discover possible alternatives for a situation
  • Understand the logical connections between statements
  • Recognize and reconcile discrepancies with data

HighMatch creates custom job profiles which identify the personality traits, cognitive abilities, and the skills required for success in the role and at your company.

Role Applicability

Employers look for employees who can investigate a problem systematically and provide practical solutions. Companies benefit from employees’ analytical thinking because it leads to more effective problem-solving and improved overall productivity.

Jobs that involve detecting patterns, brainstorming, theorizing, and making decisions demand high-level analytical skills. Analytical skills are important for many positions in a variety of fields such as:

  • Computer Software Engineer: they use analytical skills as they learn new technology and generate solutions to problems.
  • Financial Analyst: they use analytical skills to understand the financial situations of individuals, companies, and economies.
  • Office Manager: analytical skills are used to identify optimal ways to organize and run an office.
  • Market Research Analyst: they analyze current data to find trends and create unique marketing strategies.

Employees whose talents fit the job are more productive, happier and stay longer.

HighMatch candidate reports make it crystal clear if candidates possess the innate talents needed to succeed in the job defined by your organization. Our Create solution provides personalized assessments tailored specifically to your organization’s needs.

Related Skills

Analytical Skills are closely tied to other abilities, including:

  • Problem-solving
  • Decision making
  • Critical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Analytics

Interviewing for Analytical Skills

During the interview, you have the opportunity to get to know candidates beyond the resume. Conversations with the candidate help you conceptualize how their thinking style would manifest on the job.

To understand a candidate’s ability to analyze and evaluate information, ask questions like:

  • What do you do when you’re faced with a decision but you know you don’t have the information you need to be confident about your choice?
  • Provide an example of a time when your analysis of a problem or situation was incorrect.  What could you have done differently to avoid the error?
  • Describe a time when the “facts” disagreed with your intuition or feelings about a decision.  What was the situation and how did you go about determining whether to go with the facts or your “gut”?

HighMatch provides interview questions tailored to each candidate. Each guide offers questions based on each person’s personality and skills, making it easy for you to ask thought-provoking questions.

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The HighMatch Analytical Skills Test

HighMatch tests for analytical skills using its cognitive aptitude test offered through our Assess solution.

Our workplace psychologists conduct a benchmark study to understand what qualities are most critical for the role, analyze the qualities that top performers share, and then develop a customized Job Profile that includes personality traits, abilities, and skills.

That Job Profile is used to develop the scoring and weighting mechanism for the assessment, helping to identify whether the person is a high, medium, or low fit for the job.

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This guide provides actionable tips on how to have more meaningful interviews, by asking relevant questions, making the interview conversational, and avoiding conversation threads that can lead to unconscious bias.

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