Adaptability is the ability to be versatile, flexible, and tolerant of uncertainty in the workplace. In today’s changing and dynamic environments, the need for adaptive workers has become increasingly important. Adaptability testing helps employers identify candidates who can deal well with changing circumstances, are calm under pressure and aren't afraid of a challenge.
Adaptable people are often described as:
- Good listeners
- Team players
- Creative problem-solvers
Why is adaptability important in the workplace?
Adaptable people boost team morale, keep the peace in stressful situations, and can move projects forward despite obstacles.
While most teams benefit from having a member who is high in adaptability, different jobs require different skill sets. Berke helps organizations determine which skills are critical for success in each job. The process begins by looking at the characteristics of top performers and finding the commonalities. From here, we create a profile of an ideal candidate, helping organizations streamline the recruitment process when evaluating potential candidates.
People with high levels of adaptability do well in positions that are service-oriented and in fast-paced jobs with changing circumstances. For example:
- Human Resources
- Call Centers
- Flight Attendants
- Computer Systems Administrators
- Social Workers
- Psychologists or Therapists
- Nurse Practitioners
Personality traits don’t manifest in isolation of other personality traits. A person’s adaptability may impact:
How to assess adaptability in an interview.
During the interview, you can gauge a candidate’s adaptability by asking them to describe how they handled past situations. For example, ask how they responded when a long-time process was changed. An adaptable person will respond with enthusiasm, they don't mind taking risks, and enjoy the new challenge. Ask about a time when he or she disagreed with a co-worker. Someone who is adaptable will not say disparaging things about others, and will constructively describe both perspectives.
Every Berke report comes with interview guides that are tailored to each candidate, helping you ask questions that will elicit open and honest answers.
Berke adaptability test.
Berke defines adaptability as the natural tendency to take other people’s perceived thoughts and feelings into account when speaking or making decisions. Adaptability is one of the seven personality traits and four cognitive traits that Berke measures. Assessment reports describe how a person relates to and interacts with the world around them, and explain how people's traits impact job performance.
After the candidate takes the assessment, results are weighed against custom hiring profiles, and job fit scores are returned. With Berke, you no longer have to rely on your gut instinct to determine if the candidate is a high, medium or low fit for the job. Berke helps you hire with confidence.
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