In the Trust Test, candidates are asked to rate how important trust is to them. For candidates who value trust, it is important that people generally believe that others are good and honest and will not harm them. This test helps you to evaluate whether hiring the candidate will increase the focus on trust in a team.
The Trust 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 Trust to you? For those who value trust, it is important that people generally believe that others are good and honest and will not harm them".
Response time: 2 minutes.
Result: An easy-to-interpret visualization that shows you how important trust is to the candidate.
The science behind this test
Organizations are shaped by the values and beliefs of their employees. Use the Trust Test to determine whether candidates can strengthen the trust aspect of your company's culture.
The Trust 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 create a trusting culture within your team, look for someone who scores high on the Trust Test. Individuals who score high on this test value trust and believe that others are generally good and honest. They will be more likely to build trusting relationships with others, which can help create a positive and productive work environment.
Can the trust culture add be leveraged to help a team at a particular time?
A team that does not have trust as a core value is likely to experience conflict and tension. This can lead to members feeling isolated and resentful, which can damage morale and productivity. Hiring someone who cares about trust can help to create a more positive and cohesive team environment. This person can act as a mediator or sounding board for concerns, helping to build understanding and respect among team members. In addition, this person can help the team identify areas where they need to work on building trust, such as communication or collaboration.
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