In the Diversity Test, candidates are asked to rate how important diversity is to them. For candidates who value diversity, it is important that people are in support of including many different types of people in the workplace. This test helps you to evaluate whether hiring the candidate will increase the focus on diversity in a team.
The Diversity 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 Diversity to you? For those who value diversity, it is important that people are in support of including many different types of people in the workplace".
Response time: 2 minutes.
Result: An easy-to-interpret visualization that shows you how important diversity is to the candidate.
The science behind this test
Organizations are shaped by the values and beliefs of their employees. Use the Diversity Test to determine whether candidates can strengthen the diversity aspect of your company's culture.
The Diversity 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 diversity culture of your new team, look for someone who scores high on the Diversity Test. Individuals who score high on the Diversity Test highly value diversity in the workplace. They believe that it is important for people of all backgrounds to be included and respected in the workplace. These individuals will work to create an environment where everyone feels welcome and valued. They will also work to ensure that all voices are heard and that everyone has an opportunity to contribute their unique perspectives. If you want to build a strong, diverse team, hiring someone who values diversity is a great place to start.
Can the diversity culture add be leveraged to help a team at a particular time?
When a team is lacking diversity culture, it can be difficult to get everyone on board with the idea of inclusion. Hiring someone who deeply cares about diversity would make a positive change by strengthening the teams diversity culture. This person would work tirelessly to ensure that everyone feels comfortable and respected in the workplace. Additionally, this person would be an advocate for employees when they feel like their voices are not being heard.
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