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Detail Management

Soft Skills

The Detail Management Test is a great way to measure job candidates' ability to pay attention to details and find and correct mistakes. This test is perfect for employers who want to make sure their employees are able to produce high-quality work.

The Detail Management 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 well they can perform a set of activities on a scale from one to seven. This is an example of an activity: "Check work for mistakes".

Response time: 2 minutes.

Result: An easy-to-interpret score that is benchmarked against hundreds of other candidates!

This test is backed by real science

The Detail Management Test is a tool that was originally developed as part of the Behavioral, Emotional, and Social Skills Inventory (BESSI). The BESSI is an exhaustive inventory that measures an individual's soft skills. It was developed by leading personality researchers Christopher Soto and Brent Roberts.

The BESSI has been proven to be a reliable and valid predictor of important life outcomes. It is based on self-report and observer-report data from thousands of adolescents and adults. The Detail Management Test specifically assesses an individual's ability to manage details effectively. This skill is essential for success in many occupations.

If you are interested in the science behind the BESSI, start with this scientific publication.

The qualities of a candidate with high test scores

Detail-oriented candidates are conscientious and thorough in their work. They do not let anything slip through the cracks. Even the smallesst things matter to them. The candidate likely has a strong attention to detail and takes care to double-check their work before calling it complete. Their eye for detail ensures that any project they work on is of high quality. High-scoring candidate's dedication to excellence is sure to be appreciated by those who working with or for them. While some may find the level of perfectionism required to excel at detail management tedious, for the candidate it's simply part and parcel of doing a good job. It's how they ensure that everything meets their high standards – no exceptions!

Examples of roles that would be an optimal fit for a high-scoring candidate:

Quality Control Technician. A quality control technician needs to be great in finding and correcting mistakes as part of their job is to test products for defects and report them.

Proofreader. A proofreader needs to be great in double-checking work as their job is to read over documents carefully to find and mark any errors before publication.

Data Entry Clerk. A data entry clerk needs to be great in paying attention to details as their job is to transcribe information from one format into another with a high degree of accuracy.

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