In the Excellence Test, candidates are asked to rate how important excellence is to them. For candidates who value excellence, it is important that people seek to be outstanding or extremely good at what they do. This test helps you to evaluate whether hiring the candidate will increase the focus on excellence in a team.
The Excellence Test at a glance
When to use: This test can be used at any stage of the hiring process but may be most relevant in an early stage when getting to know the candidate.
Example question : Candidates rate how important a value is to them on a scale from one to seven. This is an example of a question: "How important is Excellence to you? For those who value excellence, it is important that people seek to be outstanding or extremely good at what they do".
Response time: 2 minutes.
Result: An easy-to-interpret visualization that shows you how important excellence is to the candidate.
The science behind this test
Organizations are shaped by the values and beliefs of their employees. Use the Excellence Test to determine whether candidates can strengthen the excellence aspect of your company's culture.
The Excellence Test is part of the HiPeople Culture Add Inventory. The Culture Add Inventory is a collection of work values that measure an individual's contribution to culture. It is inspired by groundbreaking research such as Schwartz's Theory of Basic Human Values and the Organizational Culture Profiler, which was developed at Stanford University.
The HiPeople Culture Add Inventory is highly customizable, making it perfect for organizations that want to hire individuals who will positively add to their culture. To make the most of your Culture Add Assessment, we recommend using several values from the HiPeople Culture Add Inventory.
If you are interested in the science behind Culture Add, start with this scientific publication.
The qualities of a candidate with high test scores
If you are looking to hire someone who will help shape the excellence culture of your new team, look for someone who scores high on the Excellence Test. Individuals who score high on this test highly value excellence at work and will seek to be outstanding or extremely good at what they do. This person will set the standard for excellence within your team and help everyone strive to reach their full potential.
Can the excellence culture add be leveraged to help a team at a particular time?
A team that does not value excellence is often one that is behind the curve, always playing catch up. A team that values excellence, on the other hand, is constantly striving to be the best at what they do. They are always looking for ways to improve their performance and exceed expectations. Hiring someone who deeply cares about excellence would add an important element to a team's culture of excellence. This person would set the tone for others on the team by exhibiting a strong work ethic and a commitment to quality. Others would be inspired to follow suit, leading to improved performance across the board.
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