with Dr. Dale Paulson, Developer of
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is the Workplace Attitudes Test?
is a pre-employment test that measures work-related attitudes and it
takes most people ten to fifteen minutes to complete. The attitudes
measured help predict workplace behavior, i.e. how an
employee will likely interact with supervisors, fellow employees, and
customers or clients.
is it so important?
of your problems usually come from 10% of your employees.
does the Workplace Attitudes Test work when other tests and job
turned the test development process on its head. Rather than
investigate good employees to see why they are good, we looked at
problem employees to determine why they are bad. We found nine
attitudes that predict problem behavior in the workplace.
What is the best way
to demonstrate how the Workplace Attitudes Test is really different from
other pre-employment tests?
like to take the humorous approach: We
can help you hire someone who is insubordinate, adversarial,
egocentric and undisciplined. I can practically guarantee that they
will alienate fellow workers and drive away customers.
course, we can do the opposite too . . . we can help you avoid hiring
people with bad attitudes.
common are "bad attitudes" in the workplace?
think you already know the answer. Research has found about
"one in twenty" employees has bad attitudes.
Unfortunately, the job interview doesn't do a very good job of identifying these people.
are the results presented?
workplace attitudes are presented on a bar chart and each attitude is
measured with a vertical bar. Based on research, scores of 70 or above
are considered warning signals. You also receive an instruction
sheet for interpreting the results.
are the workplace attitudes that you measure?
extensive research with problem employees we have found that the
following attitudes, highlighted in yellow, are related to
to defend one’s rights, a strong sense of right and wrong, may
compulsion to intervene in a controversy.
to keep track of obligations as well as perceived slights and
insults, may have the propensity to persist in the attempt to
“correct” the situation.
understanding of the needs and desires of other people and
generally-accepted social obligations.
versus people oriented
be disinclined to assist fellow workers, limited obligation to
customers, and a general unwillingness to make sacrifices for the
good of the organization.
assume that they are not being rewarded sufficiently, tends to see
work as an obligation rather than an opportunity, and may have a
sense of entitlement.
commitment to finish projects without supervision.
to doubt people in authority and the chain of command, may question
that “rank has its privileges,” oftentimes unwilling to seek
help from a superior.
unwilling to delay decisions in order to get more information,
disinclined to check with others, and limited regard for record
little desire to understand past events, rules and regulations, or work-related ceremonies.
can benefit from using this test?
test has been designed for entry-level people but it has also been
very effective for selecting supervisors. If you are concerned about
how your customers, clients, or co-workers are treated, this is the test for you.
It has been used by police, associations, corporations, and
does the process work?
us by e-mail and we'll give you the Web site address where your job
candidate can take the test. Note that the job candidate will be
asked to enter your name, your company name, and your e-mail address
and that is where the results.
does the report look like?
sample of the results is shown on the next page of this website.
(Click on tab that says "What you get")
much does it cost?
test that is evaluated costs $29.00 (US). The
test comes with a money-back guarantee. If you choose not to pay
through PayPal, we will send you an invoice. There are discounts
based on quantity.
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