In the Simplicity Test, candidates are asked to rate how important simplicity is to them. For candidates who value simplicity, it is important that people can make things is easy to understand or do. This test helps you to evaluate whether hiring the candidate will increase the focus on simplicity in a team.
The Simplicity 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 Simplicity to you? For those who value simplicity, it is important that people can make things is easy to understand or do".
Response time: 2 minutes.
Result: An easy-to-interpret visualization that shows you how important simplicity is to the candidate.
The science behind this test
Organizations are shaped by the values and beliefs of their employees. Use the Simplicity Test to determine whether candidates can strengthen the simplicity aspect of your company's culture.
The Simplicity 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 Simplicity Test will shape the simplicity culture of their new team by valuing simplicity and making things easy to understand or do. This individual will value if people explain complex concepts in a way that everyone can understand. Additionally, this person will be always looking for ways to streamline processes.
Can the simplicity culture add be leveraged to help a team at a particular time?
A team that lacks simplicity culture may not be able to work together effectively. This can be frustrating for team members and make it difficult to get work done. Hiring someone who deeply cares about simplicity would be a positive change because they would help the team to focus on what is important and streamline processes. This would make the team more efficient and effective, which would lead to better results.
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