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Adaptability Skills

Adaptability is a candidate’s ability to be versatile, flexible, and tolerant of uncertainty in the workplace.

Adaptive Soft Skills

In today’s changing and dynamic environments, the need for adaptive workers has become increasingly important.

Adaptive skills assessments help employers identify candidates who can deal well with changing circumstances, are calm under pressure and aren’t afraid of a challenge.

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People who are adaptable are:

  • Good listeners
  • Empathetic
  • Team Players
  • Open-Minded
  • Creative Problem-Solvers

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. 

Adaptability in the Workplace

Adaptable people boost team morale, keep the peace in stressful situations, and can move projects forward despite obstacles.

While most teams benefit from having a member who is high in adaptability, different jobs require different skill sets.

HighMatch helps organizations determine which skills are critical for success in each job by looking at the characteristics of top performers and finding the commonalities.

People with high levels of adaptability do well in positions that are service-oriented and in fast-paced jobs with changing circumstances.

For example:

  • Human Resources
  • Call Centers
  • Actors
  • Flight Attendant
  • Social Workers

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.

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Related Skills

Adaptability is a term that encompasses many traits, such as:

  • Teamwork
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication

How to Assess Adaptability

in an Interview

During the interview, you can gauge a candidate’s adaptability by asking them to describe how they handled past situations.

For example, ask how they responded when a long-time process was changed. An adaptable person will respond with enthusiasm, they don’t mind taking risks, and enjoy challenges.

Ask about a time when he or she disagreed with a co-worker. Someone who is adaptable will not say disparaging things about others, and will constructively describe both perspectives.

HighMatch reports come with interview guides that are tailored to each candidate, helping you ask questions that will elicit open and honest answers.

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.


The HighMatch Adaptability Skills Test

HighMatch directly measures Adaptability, among six other core personality traits, as part of its core personality assessment, and offers the ability to couple this assessment with skill assessments from our massive library of tests.

Our talent consulting Services team partners with organizations to develop job profiles that outline what levels of each trait influence success in a given role.

Once a candidate takes the assessment, their results are compared to the hiring profile to produce a job fit score. Job fit scores make it clear if a person is a high, medium or low fit for the job based on the predefined profile.

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Buyer’s Guide

Selecting the right assessment solution from the hundreds available can be daunting. To make that process a little easier, we created a Buyer’s Guide.

It’s an objective, downloadable report created by our team of Industrial & Organizational (I/O) psychologists that outlines what to consider when evaluating assessment vendors. 

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