Critical Thinking is closely tied to other abilities, including:
- Problem Diagnosis
- Deductive Reasoning
- Inductive Reasoning
- Problem Synthesis
- Accurate Inference
- Effective Decision Making/Judgment
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A critical thinking assessment test helps employers understand a person’s ability to evaluate issues, assess different perspectives, and formulate a reasoned judgment.
The ability to think critically when approaching issues is increasingly important to workplace success. According to a past study, critical thinking is one of the 4 “Super Skills” required to succeed in the digital economy.
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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, using straightforward language to ensure high adoption and usage by your teams.
A person’s ability to solve problems and understand situations is influenced by their critical thinking ability. Managers need to think critically to analyze problems and handle issues that influence their team members.
Customer service representatives need critical thinking skills to discover creative solutions to keep customers happy. With information changing rapidly these days, the capacity to navigate unfamiliar situations is a valuable quality for nearly every job.
Before a candidate is hired, his or her critical thinking ability should be assessed. HighMatch measures a candidate’s thinking style and provides guidance on whether a person’s innate abilities align with the requirements of the job.
Critical thinking skills are important in a variety of jobs. For example:
HighMatch candidate reports make it crystal clear if candidates possess the innate talents, defined by you based on the needs of the role and the organization, to succeed in the job.
Employees whose talents fit the job are more productive, happier and stay longer.
Assessing critical thinking in an interview is equally important whether you’re hiring a new sales person or someone in an executive leadership position.
An interview is a great venue to better understand how a person thinks. Pose challenging, open-ended questions to help assess a person’s style of thinking. Here are a few tips for doing this:
HighMatch provides interview guides 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 to help you get to know the candidate beyond their resume and experience.
HighMatch tests for critical thinking through a series of multiple choice questions that become increasingly more difficult.
The HighMatch Services team typically conducts a benchmark study to understand what qualities are most critical for the role, analyzes the qualities that top performers share, and then develops a customized Job Profile inclusive of traits, abilities like logical reasoning 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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