Social and technical change as well as the increasing complexity of the world of work are constantly presenting new challenges to Human Resources managers. Therefore, Aptitude-Diagnostic Intelligence Tests are becoming increasingly important for predicting human work behavior. These consist of performance tests that together map the respective areas of intelligence.
Studies have shown that the use of Aptitude Diagnostics procedures can significantly reduce the rate of incorrect hiring.
Areas of application and target group
Employers often use personnel diagnostic test procedures in external recruiting, followed by personnel development and internal personnel selection. But they are also used in team building or outplacement projects.
The main target group of the test procedures are executives, followed by specialists and management. Apprentices and trainees come fourth, followed by unskilled and semi-skilled workers.
Wilde Intelligence Test 2
Among other things, I work with the Wilde-Intelligence-Test 2 (WIT-2) for the multidimensional assessment of intelligence areas. It is mainly applied in vocational Aptitude Diagnostics.
Authors: M. Kersting, K. Althoff & A. O. Jäger
Publisher, place and year of publication: Hogrefe, Göttingen, 2008
The test consists of two language, two arithmetic and two spatial subtests, as well as one subtest each for retentiveness, work efficiency, knowledge of “business” and knowledge of “information technology.”
With eleven subtests, the test reflects the following eight dimensions:
- Verbal Reasoning
- Computational Thinking
- Spatial Thinking
- Work Efficiency
- Business Knowledge
- Information Technology Knowledge
The WIT-2 consists of eight separately applicable and freely combinable modules.
Module 1: Linguistic Reasoning – 12:00 min.
Module 2: Computational Thinking – 26:30 min.
Module 3: Spatial Reasoning – 22:00 min.
Module 4: Reasoning – 34:30 min.
Module 5: Memory – 26:00 min.
Module 6: Work Efficiency – 18:30 min.
Module 7: Business Knowledge – 5:30 min.
Module 8: Information Technology Knowledge – 5:30 min.
Added to this are the times for the general introduction (approx. 15 min.) and, if subtests are used for a total duration of more than 100 minutes, a break of 15 minutes.
The average total test duration is therefore approx. 160 minutes and can be administered as an individual test or a group test.