In the Competition Test, candidates are asked to rate how important competition is to them. For candidates who value competition, it is important that people desire to be more successful than others. This test helps you to evaluate whether hiring the candidate will increase the focus on competition in a team.
The Competition 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 Competition to you? For those who value competition, it is important that people desire to be more successful than others".
Response time: 2 minutes.
Result: An easy-to-interpret visualization that shows you how important competition is to the candidate.
The science behind this test
Organizations are shaped by the values and beliefs of their employees. Use the Competition Test to determine whether candidates can strengthen the competition aspect of your company's culture.
The Competition 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're looking to hire someone who will shape the competition culture of your new team, look for someone who scores high on the Competition Test. Individuals who score high on this test highly value competition at work and desire to be more successful than others. With these qualities, they'll be sure to foster a competitive environment within your team that encourages everyone to do their best work.
Can the competition culture add be leveraged to help a team at a particular time?
When a team is lacking competition culture, it can be difficult to get people motivated. Hiring someone who deeply cares about competition would add an important element to the team and help to strengthen the culture of competition. This person would be driven to succeed and would work hard to ensure that the team was successful. The presence of this person would also motivate other members of the team to push themselves harder in order to keep up with him or her.
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