INSIGHT Support – Workplace Thinking Skills and Work Ethic measures thinking skills and work ethic of support and services personnel. The instrument is designed for use with office assistants, retail salesclerks, hotel and restaurant staff, seasonal workers, custodial staff, maintenance operations staff, warehouse workers, transport drivers, assembly line staff, delivery service workers, construction workers, and other employees who are expected to solve problems within the context of an organization’s standard operating procedures. The INSIGHT Support is used by a wide variety of businesses, institutions, and organizations, temp staffing services, and HR departments for applicant and candidate screening, and for employee development and operations-team-focused staff development purposes.
Population: INSIGHT Support is calibrated for use with routine operations personnel who are expected to solve problems within the context of an organization’s standard operating procedures.
Administration: Administer at any time, in any location with our user-friendly, encrypted, online, multi-lingual interface.
Support Materials: INSIGHT User Manual: Includes all needed information for the administration and interpretation of individual and group scores. A separate INSIGHT Support Debrief Document, which client may elect to provide to the persons who are assessed, is available at no additional charge.
Specs: Max 65 minutes timed administration.
- 25 minutes allotted for 73 Agree-Disagree survey style support staff work ethic related belief, value, and expectation statements.
- 50 minutes allotted for 23 engaging, operational staff workplace scenario-based reasoning skill demonstration questions.
Deliverables: Individual score reports of all metrics for each person assessed. Optional group graphics with statistical summary of scores; Excel spreadsheet of responses of all custom questions, and all scores for each person assessed. Optional INSIGHT Support debriefing document.
Results Reported (Actionable Metrics):
- Nine Fundamental Support Personnel Work Ethic Attributes
- Dependability – Drive to do one’s part, to complete assigned tasks and take pride in doing so
- Honesty – Respectful of property, following rules, keeping promises, and speaking truthfully
- Job Commitment – Orientation toward the job and the company, its people, and its mission
- Workplace Safety Awareness – concern for personal, coworker, and customer safety
- Professionalism – Focus on work responsibilities, collaboration, and positive leadership
- Workplace Tolerance – Respectful of diversity, including of varying opinions and perspectives
- Workplace Flexibility – Resilience, adaptability, openness to changing workplace demands
- Desire to Work – Eagerness to work, engagement, pride in accomplishment of assignments
- Desire to Learn – Desire for continuous development and readiness to retool as duties change
- OVERALL Workplace Problem-Solving Skills – the integration of thinking and reasoning skills needed to address job-related problem solving at the support personnel level
- Three Essential Support Personnel Workplace Thinking Skills
- Understanding Directions – Correctly interpreting posted signs and duties as instructed
- Seeing Consequences – Inferring the probable outcomes of decisions, actions, or events
- Working with Numbers – Correctly understanding quantitative and numerical information
- Each support personnel work ethic attribute is scored on 40-point scale divided into three qualitative categories: Not Manifested, Positive, Strong Positive.
- Each support personnel workplace thinking skill metric is scored on a 100-point scale with corresponding qualitative ratings (Not Manifested, Moderate, Strong, and Superior).
Optional Custom Questions: At no additional cost clients can add up to ten client-specific custom descriptive survey questions to the assessment profile to enable sub-group reports.
Currently Available Languages: English
Licenses to Administer: Sold globally exclusively by Insight Assessment to by for-profit and not-for-profit businesses, institutions, and organizations, staffing agencies, and HR departments; competitive grant-funded project directors; qualified researchers and doctoral dissertation scholars; and other for-profit and not-for-profit entities.
Comprehensive assessment services are available to our clients using any of the assessments in our INSIGHT series, including the INSIGHT Support, at no additional cost:
Starting with an initial consultation to learn about your project, our experienced assessment specialists support your project in multiple ways.
- Instrument selection: (e.g., the INSIGHT tool that best fits the organizational level and industry sector of the individuals to be assessed.)
- Administration strategies: (e.g., anonymous or with personal identifiers, the use of client-specific questions, the possibility of group sampling to achieve an aggregated group profile, etc.)
- Assessment logistics: (e.g., assessing job applicants onsite or remotely, gathering pre- or post- training aggregated assessment data.)
- Privacy Protection: We assist the client with privacy protection strategies, including, if needed, completely anonymous double-blind assessments.
- Introducing client-specific custom questions: Clients can enable organizing, managing, and analyzing the assessment data that they plan to collect by introducing up to ten client-designed profile questions. We assist clients with this process.
- Login generation: Whenever requested, we provide the client with as many discrete individual test-takers logins as the client requests so that test-takers can access our secure, encrypted, online assessment interface.
- Report generation: We manage the online group report generation tool and produce, at the client’s request, group reports, aggregating and disaggregating data by their client-specific custom questions.
- 24/7/365 emergency technical support for our client testing administrators
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In addition to the full user manual included with each assessment instrument, preview packages enable future clients to experience the intended assessment tool in exactly the same way it will be used in their planned project.
Support Personnel Work Ethic Attributes
- Dependability: Dependability is the motivation to complete assigned tasks and take pride in the accomplishment of work assignments. This metric speaks to the sense of responsibility one feels to coworkers or to do one’s part. Higher scores show a strong work ethic and attention to the demands of an assignment. Dependability is significant when an individual’s absence can have a negative ripple effect on the success of a project or team.
- Honesty: Honesty metric addresses the inclination toward respecting other people’s property, following rules, keeping promises, and speaking truthfully. Higher scores indicate trustworthiness and appreciation of honesty in communication and behavior. Honesty is very important for placement in higher risk or unsupervised positions.
- Job Commitment: Staff who are committed show an orientation toward the job and the company, its people, and its mission. Higher scores indicate feelings of loyalty to one’s workplace and its goals and ideals. Commitment to the job can be vital when assignments are essential to the organization, highly detailed, or if the function is repetitive.
- Workplace Safety Awareness: This scale addresses diligence and concern for personal safety as well as that of coworkers. Higher scores indicate due regard for the value of workplace safety rules and precautions, rather than cutting corners and taking unnecessary risks. Due concern for workplace safety and job quality is important for the welfare and productivity of workers and co-workers.
- Professionalism: This metric focuses on social interactions in the workplace. Higher scores indicate the tendency to limit socializing to that which is necessary to get the job done and taking an appropriate and professional approach to social interactions at work. Professionalism is vital to maintaining a proper focus on work responsibilities, facilitating collaboration, and providing positive leadership.
- Workplace Tolerance: This metric addresses respect for diversity in the workplace, including respect for varied perspectives and alternative opinions and solutions. Higher scores indicate respect for people independent of such factors as age, gender, and sexual orientation. Tolerance is valuable in all settings, but most important when functions require interaction with clients, customers, suppliers, colleagues, or coworkers from broadly diverse demographic backgrounds.
- Workplace Flexibility: Flexibility in the workplace requires adaptability to changing workplace situations and demands. Reaching solutions demands openness and willingness to adjust expectations. Higher scores on this scale indicate someone who is resilient and welcoming toward workplace requirements for change and for the application of new or different skills. Flexibility is highly valued in fast-paced or fluid environments.
- Desire to Work: This metric addresses eagerness to work and one’s sense of pride and self-worth derived from working. Strong desire to work is a positive reference to potential employment longevity. Higher scores indicate someone who tends to focus their energy on their work and to define themselves by the work they do. A desire to work speaks broadly to one’s own expected level of engagement and productivity.
- Desire to Learn: Valued staff have an appreciation of continuous development and the need to retool in light of changing work responsibilities. As the workplace grows or changes, one can either aid in the transition or resist the personal impact of change, which inhibits institutional benefit. Higher scores indicate someone who is eager to learn new processes, new systems, and new procedures. A willingness to learn is essential for positions where specific knowledge must be gained on the job.
Essential Business Staff Problem Solving Skills
- OVERALL Workplace Problem-Solving Skills: The OVERALL Thinking Skills metric on the INSIGHT Support represents the integration of thinking and reasoning skills needed to address job-related problem solving at an organization’s support personnel levels. (This is a holistic score which represents the result of the test-taker’s sustained effort at coming to reasoned judgments using the full set of more specific reasoning skills described in the other three metrics.)
- Understanding Directions: Correctly understanding directions as communicated through written instructions, signs, signals or charts, or by a supervisor’s verbal instructions demands analytical and interpretive reasoning skills. A strong score on this scale indicates the reasoning skills workers need in order to understand their job duties and the conditions under which those duties are to be carried out. These skills provide the basis for workers to comprehend and communicate effectively about their tasks and duties as expressed either in writing or by the supervisor.
- Seeing Consequences: The ability to anticipate or infer consequences of decisions, events or actions enables workers to complete their work efficiently and to avoid creating additional problems or difficulties. A strong score on this scale indicates positive skills in drawing good inferences in a wide variety of contexts including those requiring precision and those involving a reasonable element of uncertainty. Strength in this skill domain enables workers to contribute to team problem solving, to anticipate the needs of clients and customers, and to offer useful suggestions.
- Working with Numbers: When important job-related information involves numerical data, workers must have the basic numeric literacy and quantitative reasoning skills necessary to understand what the job involves. A strong score on this scale indicates the numeric literacy skills needed to understand the basic meaning, quantitative relationships, and implications of numerical information as presented in charts, graphs and tables. These skills enable workers to understand and better fulfill their job responsibilities when those responsibilities involve numeric elements.
The INSIGHT Support Report Package includes an individual test-taker report for each person assessed and optional group summary reports for each group and sub-group in the sample.
Reports are generated immediately after the conclusion of testing, making real time assessment possible. Read more about how our customer support services work with clients to select their reporting options on our Services tab, phone, or contact us today for a free consultation.
Individual Reports include:
- Each work ethic attribute is scored on 40-point scale divided into three qualitative categories: Not Manifested, Positive, Strong Positive.
- Each thinking skill metric is scored on a 100-point scale with corresponding qualitative ratings (Not Manifested, Moderate, Strong, and Superior).
- The Individual Report are be pushed as PDF files to an email address of the client’s choosing (for example, to an HR department, hiring officer, manager, or to an operational personnel staffing service).
- The client controls whether individual reports are made available to the test-taker.
- Optional, free upon request, a short PDF assessment report debrief document, which can be distributed by the client to the people who were assessed.
Optional Group Analytics include:
- Excel spreadsheet files of all scores on all metrics. At the option of the client, these also include the responses to optional custom questions added by the client to the assessment profile.
- Presentation ready tables and graphic representation of the score distribution for all metrics.
- Our assessment support staff prepares and emails optional group analytical reports to clients using any of the INSIGHT series assessments for no extra charge at the request of the client.