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Initiative

Culture Add

In the Initiative Test, candidates are asked to rate how important initiative is to them. For candidates who value initiative, it is important that people use their own judgment to make decisions and do things without having to be told what to do. This test helps you to evaluate whether hiring the candidate will increase the focus on initiative in a team.

The Initiative 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 Initiative to you? For those who value initiative, it is important that people use their own judgment to make decisions and do things without having to be told what to do".

Response time: 2 minutes.

Result: An easy-to-interpret visualization that shows you how important initiative is to the candidate.

The science behind this test

Organizations are shaped by the values and beliefs of their employees. Use the Initiative Test to determine whether candidates can strengthen the initiative aspect of your company's culture.

The Initiative 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 help shape the initiative culture of your new team, look for someone who scores high on the Initiative Test. Individuals who score high on this test highly value initiative at work and believe that it's important for people to use their own judgment to make decisions and do things without having to be told what to do. This type of person will be a great asset to your team, as they'll help create an environment where people feel empowered to take charge and get things done.

Can the initiative culture add be leveraged to help a team at a particular time?

Sometimes teams can be idle and unresponsive. A person who deeply cares about initiative can help with this situation. The new hire can quickly make a positive change by strengthening the teams initiative culture. With the new hires help, the team can become more proactive and responsive to opportunities and challenges.


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