In the Ownership Test, candidates are asked to rate how important ownership is to them. For candidates who value ownership, it is important that people take responsibility for an idea or problem. This test helps you to evaluate whether hiring the candidate will increase the focus on ownership in a team.
The Ownership 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 Ownership to you? For those who value ownership, it is important that people take responsibility for an idea or problem".
Response time: 2 minutes.
Result: An easy-to-interpret visualization that shows you how important ownership is to the candidate.
The science behind this test
Organizations are shaped by the values and beliefs of their employees. Use the Ownership Test to determine whether candidates can strengthen the ownership aspect of your company's culture.
The Ownership 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 Ownership Test will shape the ownership culture of their new team by setting an example of taking responsibility for an idea or problem. They will also encourage others to take responsibility for their own work and ideas, and create a culture of accountability within the team.
Can the ownership culture add be leveraged to help a team at a particular time?
A team that lacks an ownership culture may be hesitant to take on new projects or ideas. This can lead to stagnation and a lack of productivity. Hiring someone who deeply cares about ownership would make a positive change by encouraging the team to take on new challenges and be more proactive. This person would also model taking responsibility for one's own work, which would inspire others on the team to do the same.
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