Analytical skills assessment

Analytical skills tests measure a person’s ability to evaluate information in order to reach logical and rational decisions. We use analytical skills in everyday work when observing patterns, recognizing problems, gathering pertinent information, evaluating statements, analyzing data, interpreting results, making reasonable inferences, rendering sound judgments, and finding workable solutions.

Good analytical thinking seldom comes naturally. It involves both cognitive resources and personal motivation. Analytical thinking is a controlled and purposeful reflective process. Employees who remember a lot of factual knowledge are not necessarily good analytical thinkers.

An analytical thinker is able to:

  • Appreciate different points of view and make use of diverse information sources.
  • Identify information that is needed to solve complex problems.
  • Undertake complicated tasks by breaking them down into smaller, more manageable parts.
  • Think of and evaluate many possible causes of and solutions to problems.
  • Weigh the positive and negative factors of each option.
  • Discover possible alternatives for a situation.
  • Understand the logical connections between statements.
  • Detect common mistakes in reasoning.
  • Recognize and reconcile discrepancies with data.

Why do employers seek to measure analytical ability?

Employers highly value analytical thinking. The new knowledge economy places increasing demands on the ability to analyze information and evaluate different sources of information to find an optimal solution. Employers look for employees with the ability to investigate a problem systematically and provide practical solutions while trying to avoid potential risks in uncertain settings. For instance, the healthcare industry has gone through dramatic transformations during the last few decades, resulting in a rapid expansion of new information and technology. These advances require health care practitioners to be able to analyze unfamiliar and ambiguous situations, detect changes in the environment, reflect on different aspects of a novel and complicated clinical problem, provide effective solutions based on sound judgment, and clearly explain the reasoning behind specific decisions.

Integrating an analytical assessment test into the hiring process, helps you understand whether candidates can succeed. Berke helps employers identify the level of analytical skills necessary for each job so that you know which candidates meet the requirements.

Jobs that heavily rely on analytical thinking.

Analytical thinking is a valuable asset for any career. Companies benefit from employees’ analytical thinking because it leads to more effective problem-solving and improved overall productivity.

Jobs that involve detecting patterns, brainstorming, theorizing, and making decisions demand high-level analytical skills. These essential skills are important for many positions in a variety of fields such as:

  • Computer software engineer - they use analytical skills as they learn new technology and generate unique solutions to problems.
  • Financial analyst - they use analytical skills to understand the financial situations of individuals, companies, and economies.
  • Office manager – analytical skills are used to identify optimal ways to organize and run an office.
  • Market research analyst - they analyze current data to find trends and create unique marketing strategies.

Every position has different demands and requires different levels of analytical skills. Berke’s hiring profiles define what level is necessary so you can find the candidates whose analytical abilities would allow them to succeed in the role.

Related skills.

Analytical thinking is also related to a variety of skills:

Berke analytical skills tests.

When it comes to aptitude tests, analytical skills are one of the most important sets of skills measured. Berke measures four problem-solving traits that relate to analytical thinking. The Berke team generates hiring profiles that highlight the importance of each trait for specific jobs. That information is used to return job fit scores, which tell you whether the candidate is a high, medium or low fit for the job. With Berke, you no longer have to guess whether the candidate has the required analytical skills to excel. Berke identifies the top talent so that you can hire confidently!

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