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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29/12/2009, 01:21

Referring to modern competencies evaluation methodologies, Prasena designs tests that can be used for recruitment or promotion purpose and/or to verify current employees’ competency level in important areas, such as ICT literacy, working languages fluency, management skills, technical expertise, etc. These tests, generic or entirely customized, online or paper-based, can always be conducted within an hour and their results are immediately available.



Available generic tests
Intermediary Working English Test
20 questions
English
In 4 series of 5 questions with multiple-choice answers, this test explores the person’s verbal, wording, dialogue, and critical reading abilities in the English language (intermediary level). The dialogue questions refer to a pre-written dialogue with missing words; the critical reading questions refer to a short news article.



Advanced Business English Test
41 questions
English
In 5 series of questions with multiple-choice answers, this test explores the person’s vocabulary, crosswords, critical reading, dialogue, and email communication abilities in the English language (advanced level). The crosswords questions refer to a proposed crosswords grid; the critical reading questions refer to an economic magazine’s analytical article.



ICT Literacy Test
52 questions
English
In 10 series of questions with multiple-choice answers, this test explores the person’s mathematical and logical ability, and knowledge of Windows Explorer, Control Panel, Desktop, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, other software and general PC use. Six print-screens are used as references for the questions.



HR Proficiency Test
50 questions
English
In 6 series of questions with multiple-choice answers, this test explores the person’s understanding of the HR function, and professional ability in overall HR management, organization management, performance management, development management, and remuneration management. Three examples of HR management tools are used as reference for the questions. The results, both quantitative and qualitative, show whether the person is more an HR administrator, an HR technician or an HR strategist.



HR Management Test
50 questions
English
In 6 series of questions with multiple-choice answers, this test explores the person’s understanding of the HR function, and expertise in overall HR management, organization management, performance management, development management, and remuneration management. Three examples of HR management tools are used as reference for the questions. The results, both quantitative and qualitative, show whether the person is more an administrative, technical or strategic HR Manager.

Customized tests design

Prasena designs entirely customized competencies tests for you in the following areas:

Working language fluency (basic, intermediary, advanced) – to test people who are required to work in a language that is not their mother tongue. These tests, in English, French, German, Thai or other language upon request, are customized to your activities and the type of terminology most used in your organization.

ICT literacy (basic, professional, power-user) – to test people who are required to use ICT tools in their daily work. These tests are customized to your activities and the type of hardware and software used in your organization.

General education (officer, professional, manager) – to test people’s IQ, understanding of the world in general and of your business in particular. These tests are customized to your activities and the type of people you need in your workforce.

Culture and values – to test how well people’s culture and values match those of your organization. These tests are designed on the basis of your corporate values.

Management skills (junior, middle, top management) – to test people’s ability to manage a team, a project, a function. These tests are customized to your activities and the competencies you consider most important for managers.

HR management (non-HR managers, HR professionals, HR managers) – to test people’s understanding of, professionalism in, and expertise in human resources management. These tests are customized to your own HR management policies, tools and practices.

ICT management (non-ICT managers, ICT professionals, ICT managers) – to test people’s understanding of, professionalism in, and expertise in information and communication technologies management. These tests are customized to your own ICT management policies, tools and practices.

Knowledge management (line managers, knowledge management professionals, knowledge managers) – to test people’s understanding of, professionalism in, and expertise in knowledge management. These tests are customized to your own knowledge management policies, tools and practices.

How does it work?

• A preliminary session is organized to clarify your needs and identify the type/nature of test you require as well as the internal/external sources of expertise that will provide the test contents.
• Upon agreement, Prasena consultant conducts one or a series of working sessions with the sources of expertise to capture test contents.
• Prasena consolidates all test contents, and structures the test into questions, then builds an automatic processing system linked with the test answers, and an output module.
• Unless decided otherwise (which may have an impact on costs), the test, including questions, processing system and output, is designed on Excel.
• Within 10 working days of the last working session, Prasena delivers the test, including questions, processing system, output module, and a brief user manual.