Psychometric Assessment Solutions inc. are registered with the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) and all Psychometrists in the practice are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in the category of independent practice.

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is a statutory body, which is guided by a formal regulatory framework and this includes our founding Act, the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974. This Act governs all our activities, clearly defines the scope of each profession which it mandates to register with HPCSA, and sets clear processes to be followed by HPCSA in achieving our statutory mandate.

The HPCSA is committed to promoting the health of the population, determining standards of professional education and training, and setting and maintaining excellent standards of ethical and professional practice. In order to safeguard the public and indirectly the professions, registration in terms of the Act is a prerequisite for practicing any of the health professions with which Council is concerned.

According to the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 (Amended Aug 2014):

 

“Psychometric testing and other similar assessments of an employee are prohibited unless the test or assessment being used has been scientifically shown to be valid and reliable, can be applied fairly to all employees, is not biased against any employee; and has been certified by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) established under the Health Professions Act, 56 of 1974 or any other body which may be authorized by law to certify such tests or assessments.”

 

In line with these regulations all assessment material which measures a psychological trait used by Psychometric Assessment Solutions inc. is on the list of tests classified by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). These tests are valid and reliable and have been standardised for the South African population. This ensures that the assessments do not discriminate against any members of the population and comparisons are made between members of the same population and not against international standards.

We strive to stay abreast with the newest developments within the psychometric assessment industry. This involves monitoring adaptations to legislations which influence the field and ensuring assessment measures we use are current and appropriate. We ensure continuous professional development to maintain services of an excellent standard.

Psychometric Assessment Solutions inc.’s mission is to provide psychometric assessment to assist economic development by: empowering employers to effectively develop and recruit staff in order to optimise company performance, satisfaction and output. We undertake to use valid and reliable methods to provide people with valuable insight to grow and develop themselves.

This assessment battery will evaluate key characteristics required by a person in an Engineering Learnership. These key traits are attitude, flexibility, self-management, analytical ability and aptitude. 

Attitude

Consistency of behaviour: displays predictable and controlled behaviour.
Accepting responsibility: willingness to accept responsibility

Conscientiousness: follows rules and conventions in the workplace

Persistence/tenacity: displays grit through challenges

Teamwork orientation: integration with the team and willingness to participate with other team members.
Flexibility
Adaptability: flexibility to accommodate changes in work situations

Risk orientation: flexibility in dealing with issues that contain elements of risk

 

Self-management

Self-confidence: displays themselves confidently and has a high confidence in own abilities.

Stress tolerance: Remains rational and emotionally controlled when working under pressure

Self-sufficiency: Ability to work and solve problems independently
Analytical ability and Aptitude
Reading comprehension: the ability to understand and comprehend basic English

Deductive Reasoning Ability: ability to solve problems in a logical manner

Verbal reasoning: the ability to comprehend and resolve complex verbal scenarios

Spatial Reasoning Ability: the capacity to solve spatial problems of navigation, visualization of objects from different angles and space, faces or scenes recognition or to notice fine details.

Mechanical Insight: the working knowledge of basic mechanical operations and physical laws.

Numerical Ability: the ability to manipulate numbers and to apply simple numerical concepts

Target audience

The assessment battery is suitable to assess individuals within an engineering learnership and include but not limited to the following occupations.

Electrician

Plumber

Mechanic

Fitter

Turner

Assessment duration

The duration of the assessment process is 4 and a half hour.

This includes a registration period and breaks.

This assessment battery will evaluate key characteristics required by a person in an non-management position. These key traits are attitude, inter-personal skills, self-management and analytical ability.

Attitude

Self-confidence: displays themselves confidently and has a high confidence in own abilities.

Assertiveness: self-assured and able to express their opinions in a non-aggressive manner

Consistency of behaviour: displays predictable and controlled behaviour.

Adaptability: flexibility to accommodate changes in work situations

Risk orientation: flexibility in dealing with issues that contain elements of risk

Stress tolerance: Remains rational and emotionally controlled when working under pressure

 

Inter-personal skills

Empathetic Skills: The ability to identify with and understand the needs and feelings of others.

Teamwork orientation: integration with the team and willingness to participate with other team members.

Negotiation skills: efficiency in establishing mutually beneficial solutions.

Tact/Diplomacy: skill in situations in which other people’s feelings have to be considered.

Conflict management skills: the ability to be able to identify and handle conflicts sensibly, fairly, and efficiently.

 

 

Self-management

Self-motivation: drive to make plans and get things done without being directed by others

Accepting responsibility: willingness to accept responsibility

Sense of Urgency: ability to prioritise and the realization that efficiency is vital to success

Self-sufficiency: Ability to work and solve problems independently

Persistence/tenacity: displays grit through challenges

 

Analytical ability and Aptitude

Verbal reasoning: the ability to comprehend and resolve complex verbal scenarios.

Numerical Reasoning Ability: the ability to interpret, analyse and draw logical conclusions based on numerical data.

Abstract Reasoning Ability: the ability to analyze information, detect patterns and relationships, and solve problems on a complex, intangible level.

Deductive Reasoning Ability: ability to solve problems in a logical manner

Sound Judgement: the capacity to assess situations or circumstances sensibly and to draw sound conclusions.

Detail Orientation: Capacity to notice, and take into account, all relevant details.

Analytical Skills: the ability to visualize, articulate, and solve complex problems using provided information.

Accuracy: Ability to work in a precise and accurate manner.

Concept Formation: Capacity to develop ideas based on the common properties of objects, events, or qualities.

Target audience

The assessment battery is suitable to assess individuals within a non-management position and include but not limited to the following occupations.

Administrators

Sales Representatives

Clerks

Receptionists

Assessment duration

The duration of the assessment process is 4 and a half hour.

This includes a registration period and breaks.

This assessment battery will evaluate key characteristics required by a person in an non-management position. These key traits are attitude, inter-personal skills, self-management, analytical ability and leadership skills.

Attitude

Self-confidence: displays themselves confidently and has a high confidence in own abilities.

Assertiveness: self-assured and able to express their opinions in a non-aggressive manner

Consistency of behaviour: displays predictable and controlled behaviour.

Adaptability: flexibility to accommodate changes in work situations

Risk orientation: flexibility in dealing with issues that contain elements of risk

Stress tolerance: Remains rational and emotionally controlled when working under pressure

 

Inter-personal skills

Empathetic Skills: The ability to identify with and understand the needs and feelings of others.

Teamwork orientation: integration with the team and willingness to participate with other team members.

Negotiation skills: efficiency in establishing mutually beneficial solutions.

Tact/Diplomacy: skill in situations in which other people’s feelings have to be considered.

Conflict management skills: the ability to be able to identify and handle conflicts sensibly, fairly, and efficiently.

 

 

Self-management

Self-motivation: drive to make plans and get things done without being directed by others

Accepting responsibility: willingness to accept responsibility

Sense of Urgency: ability to prioritise and the realization that efficiency is vital to success

Self-sufficiency: Ability to work and solve problems independently

Persistence/tenacity: displays grit through challenges

Drive for results:

Authenticity:

 

Analytical ability and Aptitude

Verbal reasoning Ability: the ability to comprehend and resolve complex verbal scenarios.

Numerical Reasoning Ability: the ability to interpret, analyse and draw logical conclusions based on numerical data.

Abstract Reasoning Ability: the ability to analyze information, detect patterns and relationships, and solve problems on a complex, intangible level.

Deductive Reasoning Ability: ability to solve problems in a logical manner

Sound Judgement: the capacity to assess situations or circumstances sensibly and to draw sound conclusions.

Detail Orientation: Capacity to notice, and take into account, all relevant details.

Analytical Skills: the ability to visualize, articulate, and solve complex problems using provided information.

Accuracy: Ability to work in a precise and accurate manner.

Leadership Skills

Strategic Insight: Thinks long term. Able to use strategic concepts to create a competitive advantage. Able to formulate a clear vision

Confidence in leadership ability: Comfortable with power and authority.

Influencing Ability: Ability to inspire and ensure involvement from colleges.

Charisma and impact: Ability to Create excitement, enthusiasm and buy-in.

Development and Coaching Ability: Actively coaches others and provides performance feedback.

Caring and support for sub-ordinates: Demonstrates genuine concern for the well-being of subordinates and provides support when necessary.

Ability to plan: Highly methodical and structured and clearly defines goals to be achieved

Co-ordination of Work Activities: Effective in ensuring that work activities are well-integrated

Supervises Progress: Ensures that deadlines and objectives are met.

Delegation Skills: Effective in achieving results through others.

 

 

Target audience

The assessment battery is suitable to assess individuals in a middle management position and include but not limited to the following occupations.

Supervisors

Facilitators

Team leaders

Assessment duration

The duration of the assessment process is 4 and a half hours.

This includes a registration period and breaks.

This assessment battery will evaluate key characteristics required by a person in an non-management position. These key traits are attitude, inter-personal skills, self-management, analytical ability and leadership skills.

 

Attitude

Self-confidence: displays themselves confidently and has a high confidence in own abilities.

Assertiveness: self-assured and able to express their opinions in a non-aggressive manner

Consistency of behaviour: displays predictable and controlled behaviour.

Adaptability: flexibility to accommodate changes in work situations

Risk orientation: flexibility in dealing with issues that contain elements of risk

Stress tolerance: Remains rational and emotionally controlled when working under pressure

 

Inter-personal skills

Empathetic Skills: The ability to identify with and understand the needs and feelings of others.

Teamwork orientation: integration with the team and willingness to participate with other team members.

Negotiation skills: efficiency in establishing mutually beneficial solutions.

Tact/Diplomacy: skill in situations in which other people’s feelings have to be considered.

Conflict management skills: the ability to be able to identify and handle conflicts sensibly, fairly, and efficiently.

 

 

Self-management

Self-motivation: drive to make plans and get things done without being directed by others

Accepting responsibility: willingness to accept responsibility

Sense of Urgency: ability to prioritise and the realization that efficiency is vital to success

Self-sufficiency: Ability to work and solve problems independently

Persistence/tenacity: displays grit through challenges

Drive for results:

Authenticity:

 

Analytical ability and Aptitude

Verbal reasoning Ability: the ability to comprehend and resolve complex verbal scenarios.

Numerical Reasoning Ability: the ability to interpret, analyse and draw logical conclusions based on numerical data.

Abstract Reasoning Ability: the ability to analyze information, detect patterns and relationships, and solve problems on a complex, intangible level.

Deductive Reasoning Ability: ability to solve problems in a logical manner

Sound Judgement: the capacity to assess situations or circumstances sensibly and to draw sound conclusions.

Detail Orientation: Capacity to notice, and take into account, all relevant details.

Analytical Skills: the ability to visualize, articulate, and solve complex problems using provided information.

Accuracy: Ability to work in a precise and accurate manner.

Concept Formation: Capacity to develop ideas based on the common properties of objects, events, or qualities.

Learning Potential: The ability to acquire knowledge and skills.

 

Leadership Skills

Strategic Insight: Thinks long term. Able to use strategic concepts to create a competitive advantage. Able to formulate a clear vision

Confidence in leadership ability: Comfortable with power and authority.

Influencing Ability: Ability to inspire and ensure involvement from colleges.

Charisma and impact: Ability to Create excitement, enthusiasm and buy-in.

Development and Coaching Ability: Actively coaches others and provides performance feedback.

Caring and support for sub-ordinates: Demonstrates genuine concern for the well-being of subordinates and provides support when necessary.

Ability to plan: Highly methodical and structured and clearly defines goals to be achieved

Co-ordination of Work Activities: Effective in ensuring that work activities are well-integrated

Supervises Progress: Ensures that deadlines and objectives are met.

Delegation Skills: Effective in achieving results through others.

 

Target audience

The assessment battery is suitable to assess individuals in an executive management position and include but not limited to the following occupations.

Directors

CEO

Branch Manager

CFO

Assessment duration

The duration of the assessment process is 5 hours.

This includes a registration period and breaks.