Logical reasoning assessments
Logical reasoning is the process of using rational steps and sound procedures to arrive at a conclusion. Logical reasoning tests allow employers to evaluate candidates’ abilities, and to manage risk when hiring for positions that require complex decision making.
Logical thinkers can:
- Justify their strategies and decisions based on facts
- Rely on data rather than emotions to draw conclusions
- Think through large complex problems in a step by step way
Logical reasoning in the workplace
People who are skilled in logical reasoning are able to assess risks, develop strategies, and execute complex tasks. A candidate with strong logical reasoning skills has the ability to execute their job duties with minimal supervision and can look ahead, forecasting and solving future business problems.
Success in some jobs rely heavily on one’s ability to reason and problem solve, while others do not. Before filling an open role, it’s helpful to understand what type of job you are filling. Berke creates custom hiring profiles which identify the skills and traits required for success. Using this, employers can identify the candidates most likely to succeed.
All jobs require some level of logical reasoning. Certain jobs require higher levels. Such as:
- Market research professionals - Market research professionals use historical and current data to gauge consumer reaction to new products.
- Human resources professionals - Human resources professionals conduct exit interviews to uncover causes of turnover.
- Customer service professionals - Customer service professionals have to quickly determine the best solution to customer needs.
- Lawyers - Lawyers need to identify the most pertinent details of a case to build the strongest argument.
Berke’s Job Fit Reports make it crystal clear if candidates possess the innate talents to succeed in the job. Employees whose talents fit the job are more productive, happier and stay longer.
Logical Reasoning is closely tied to other traits such as:
Assessing logical reasoning in an interview.
An interview gives you the opportunity to get the know candidates beyond their resumes. Take time before the interview to review candidate reports and identify potential red flags. Ask questions that get to the root of any concerns you have. If you are concerned about their logical reasoning skills, you could:
- Present them with a general or vague proposition and ask them to present a solution in detail. By leaving out details, you’ll prompt the candidate to pose clarifying questions. If they don’t, they may struggle with problem-solving.
- Share a multi-step project plan with the candidate and ask them to describe how they would communicate the plan to their team. If they don’t provide details, or skip steps, that could signal an issue.
- Ask the candidate to explain how they would track the success of the plan. You want someone who can identify the key performance indicators and has ideas for how to track those metrics.
Berke logical reasoning test.
Berke assesses four problem-solving traits and seven personality traits. Our logical problem-solving trait measures a candidate’s ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way. To determine what traits are most important for each job, the Berke team conducts a benchmark study, analyzes the traits that top performers share, and then develops a hiring profile. The hiring profile is used to deliver a Job Fit score based on each candidate’s assessment results. Job Fit Reports identify if the person is a high, medium, or low fit the job.
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