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Bespoke Assessments

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We make amazing bespoke assessments for all sorts of organisations, media publishers, and HR-tech ventures. We love building bespoke assessments grounded in real science and UX fundamentals.

About Bespoke Assessments

Bespoke assessments are designed specifically to meet the needs of the commissioning organisation. Instead of using an existing test and hoping that it fits within your wider talent management strategy, bespoke assessments are designed from the outset to meet the needs of the commissioning organisation.

Greater Return on Investment (ROI)

Mid-large sized organisations realise greater ROI when using bespoke assessments compared to off-the-shelf assessments. Naturally, creating assessments specifically for your business offers myriad benefits, which includes greater predictive validity, more inclusive testing, improved candidate experience, and increased test security.

Our Experience

By combining cutting edge technology with the latest insights from psychometric science, we are able to create some of the world’s most powerful bespoke assessments. Here are some examples of the bespoke tests we have built for forward-thinking clients. These are just examples of what we've done before, but if you have something in mind please contact us to discuss.

“The groundbreaking mobile-first features of the Grad-DNA tests would not have been possible without the support and expertise provided by Test Partnership" Stephen Reilly, Founder & Director, Grad DNA

Graduate assessment app

We started from first principles to deliver a series of truly mobile-first aptitude tests. We created and validated large item banks of numerical, verbal, inductive, and critical thinking tests and trialled them on thousands of candidates through a simulated app.

Candidate experience was extremely positive and (as with all our tests) adverse impact was minimised. The result was a series of engaging, valid, mobile-first aptitude tests.

“Test Partnership helped the Fire Service College to design a series of ability tests to support the UK Fire Service in their recruitment of firefighters, which addressed their needs to have online test administration, be set in fire service context and minimise adverse impact.” Emma Carr, UK Attraction and Selection Manager, The Fire Service College

UK firefighters ability assessments

The UK's Fire Service College needed a series of highly-relevent aptitude tests to help them improve diversity and quality of hire. The result was a bespoke adaptive item-banked numerical test, verbal test, and mechanical reasoning test which framed questions in a firefighting context.

Diversity and inclusion was a big part of this project and we worked closely with several fire stations to make sure their selection strategy picked the best people whilst making sure everyone had a fair chance.

“At Max Forham we are looking for the best talent in the industry, and Test Partnership helped us to design and implement an engaging ability test which accurately predicts future success at the firm." Charmaine McKeown, Careers and Attraction Manager, Max Fordham

Engineering consultant test battery

We built a large item bank of custom engineering consultant based questions for a large engineering consultancy. Diversity and candidate experience were important for this client so we made sure the questions were accessible to all applicants whilst being recognised as relevant to engineering roles.

This test development was complemented by custom engineering industry norm groups.

Custom 360 questionnaire tool

We teamed up with a leading 360 feedback provider to build a custom personality questionnaire which complements their 360 feedback tool.

For this project we write, trialled, and validated a new personality questionnaire which maps to en existing competency framework to provide added insight to 360 participants and administrators.

Custom graduate-level benchmarking assessment battery

For a large media group we designed a series of graduate-level ability tests: numerical, verbal and inductive reasoning. Due to the size of the annual applicant pool the item banks we created contained many hundreds if items.

This also involved generating custom norm groups for every UK university and degree category.

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More Valid

Bespoke assessments tend to predict future performance more effectively than off-the-shelf tests. Assessments which better reflect the demands and context of the role tend to measure the skills and abilities required for that role more effectively, improving validity.

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More Inclusive

By developing assessments for a specific business context, bespoke assessments can avoid much of the cultural bias that causes adverse impact. This makes bespoke assessments more inclusive than off-the-shelf assessments, supporting diversity initiatives.

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More Welcoming

Bespoke assessments, particularly bespoke ability tests, show higher levels of face validity than off-the-shelf tests. By standardising the question topics, candidates will be immediately reassured regarding the assessments relevance, improving candidate experience.

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More Secure

With off-the-shelf assessments, thousands of clients use that same assessment. Bespoke assessments however, belong to the organisation that commissioned them, protecting the IP from exposure and minimising the likelihood of candidates cheating.

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