In the Learning Test, candidates are asked to rate how important learning is to them. For candidates who value learning, it is important that people seek to obtain new knowledge. This test helps you to evaluate whether hiring the candidate will increase the focus on learning in a team.
The Learning 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 Learning to you? For those who value learning, it is important that people seek to obtain new knowledge".
Response time: 2 minutes.
Result: An easy-to-interpret visualization that shows you how important learning is to the candidate.
The science behind this test
Organizations are shaped by the values and beliefs of their employees. Use the Learning Test to determine whether candidates can strengthen the learning aspect of your company's culture.
The Learning 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
A person who scores high on the Learning Test will bring a love of learning to their new team. They will be excited to learn about the inner workings of the team and how they can contribute to its success. This person will also be keen to share their knowledge with others, making sure that everyone on the team is up-to-date on the latest information. The result will be a team that is always learning and growing, which is essential for any organization that wants to stay ahead of the competition.
Can the learning culture add be leveraged to help a team at a particular time?
A team that lacks a learning culture is often one that does not value new knowledge. This can be frustrating for team members who are constantly seeking to improve their skills and grow as professionals. Hiring someone who deeply cares about learning would be a positive change by strengthening the teams learning culture. This person would act as a role model for others on the team, demonstrating the importance of lifelong learning. They would also help create an environment where people feel comfortable asking questions and sharing ideas.
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