Top Assessment Tools for Hiring, Leadership & Team Effectiveness

Top Assessment Tools

If you’re considering using pre-employment assessment tools, your best bet is to explore the top assessment tools in the market – to compare leading companies and their services. But there are many. In fact, according to G2’s listing of Pre-Employment Testing Software, there are 176! So just like when you’re assessing potential candidates for a role, it’s important that you find the right fit when it comes to critical elements like capabilities, support, pricing, usability and impact. To make it easier for you, we had a third party identify and compile information on the most popular assessments out there and what they offer. 

Here are the nine top assessment tools you should consider. This list includes descriptions of the top assessment companies in the U.S. and their tools, taken right from their websites. Compiled below, you now have this information centralized so you can explore what best fits your needs. The order of the list is based on how long (minutes) the assessment takes.

1. Humantelligence

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Use: “The first agile culture management platform to help you operationalize culture and create a better employee experience. Humantelligence® is designed to help you hire for culture, improve collaboration, drive team performance, identify and develop leaders, and build inclusion across your company day by day, all in one solution.”

Enterprise-wide Implementation Timing: Within 24 to 48 hours enterprise wide (example: 10,000-20,000 employees)

Assessment Timing: 10-12 minutes

Support: Intuitive interface and ease of use means no external consultants are required; In-app and email support; team culture playbooks help to regularly revisit, adjust, and strengthen teams; provides optional team performance & effectiveness workshops, leadership bootcamps, and online support for clients. 

ROI: Streamlines your hiring processes up to 30%, eliminates subjectivity and unconscious bias, reduces turnover costs up to 20% using fit factors; improves team communication, collaboration and performance; maximizes organizational efficiency

Sample Clients: Coca-Cola, Dollar General, Aflac, King’s Hawaiian, Honda, BASF, ATPCO, TOPCO, The Ambit Group

Of additional interest:

  • The most comprehensive assessment available, measures 3 key areas: behaviors, motivators/values, work energizers in just 12 minutes; most comprehensive, no other assessment measures this much in less than 1 hour
  • Backed by 30+ years of scientific research for valid & reliable tests
  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based makes it scalable across the enterprise and aggregates data for leadership development, career mobility, team building/performance, recruiting/hiring, and better employee engagement
  • The only assessment built on an agile culture management platform, Humantelligence is used for understanding team cultures and rolls that data up into a CEO-level dashboard of culture. They’re called The culture software.
  • Integrations with key HRIS/ATS systems, like UKG, ADP, SuccessFactors, Workday, Bamboo, iCIMS, Taleo, Greenhouse, and others such as Salesforce
  • Platform package includes pre-hiring/leadership/team assessment, team and company culture analytics solution, and emotional intelligence plug-in for team collaboration 
  • Increases employee engagement & fosters better diversity, equity, and inclusion 24/7 for all employees
  • Scalable and fast, HT embeds insights into  communication & collaboration tools like MSFT Teams, Outlook, Gmail, Slack, and others, so the enterprise-wide solution is used by 100% of employees.
  • Named a top assessment company by HRO Today, TalentCulture, RemoteTech & HR Executive magazine

 

2. Predictive Index

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Use: “The talent optimization platform that helps you design amazing teams, hire the best talent, inspire employees, and measure engagement.”

Enterprise-wide Implementation Timing: Dependent on the organizational size

Assessment Timing: 12 minutes, but test takers are encouraged to to complete practice tests in advance

Support: The Predictive Index offers a blend of professional services that explore the behaviors that drive people, which include workshops and expert consulting.

ROI: “PI has helped us become the company we are. We wouldn’t be achieving the recognition and seeing the growth we’ve had without it.” – Union Street Media

Sample Clients: Six Factor, Union Street Media, The Granite Group, Civitas, Nissan

Of additional interest:

  • In 1955, Arnold Daniels founded PI Worldwide (now called The Predictive Index®). The Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment™ was created through a normative sample of thousands of people and has since been the subject of nearly 500 validation studies.
  • Uses surveys to measure employee engagement
  • Separate product packages for: PI Design (team performance), PI Hire (pre-employment), PI Inspire (leadership), and PI Diagnose (fix engagement)

 

3. Disc Profile

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Use: “We provide the tools and support you need to help everyone in your workplace communicate more effectively, work together more productively, and become the positive, energetic contributors you need to thrive. DiSC® is a personal assessment tool used by more than one million people every year to help improve teamwork, communication, and productivity in the workplace.”

Enterprise-wide Implementation Timing:  Dependent on the organizational size

Assessment Timing: 15-20 minutes + scoring

Support: Facilitation kits are available, and DISC provides optional training for facilitators, tools and reports, and tips for delivering sessions.

ROI: Site indicates that it helps to build stronger, more effective working relationships by raising self-awareness and improving teamwork.

Sample Clients: Texas Children’s Hospital, Apple, Kohls, ADP, Nestlé

Of additional interest:

  • DiSC is an acronym that stands for the four main personality profiles described in the DiSC model: (D)ominance, (i)nfluence, (S)teadiness and (C)onscientiousness.
  • DISC provides your priorities and shading, as well as your motivators and stressors along with tips and suggestions for improving your working relationships with everyone in your organization.
  • Backed by 40+ years of research-based assessment experience and 200+ years of publishing excellence at Wiley.

 

4. Hogan Assessments

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Use: “Hogan challenged decades of academic tradition and criticism to become the first to demonstrate personality’s impact on organizational success. We offer intuitive and data-based tools to screen candidates at high volumes and hand-select the ideal candidate from a curated list, pioneering the use of personality assessment to improve workplace performance.”

Enterprise-wide Implementation Timing: Dependent on the organizational size

Assessment Timing: 15-20 minutes

Support: Uses external consultants through the Hogan Coaching Network (HCN) to provide extended, high potential, and onboarding coaching.

Sample Clients: GM, HSBC, AT&T, Microsoft, Dell 

ROI: Reduce turnover by identifying performance risks before you hire a candidate and maximize value

Of additional interest:

  • The Hogan assessment tools are available in over 40 languages and used by organizations in more than 50 countries.
  • One million personality assessments are processed every year and over 9 million people have completed Hogan assessments.
  • Grounded in more than three decades of validated research

 

5. TTI Success Insights DISC

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Use: “TTI Success Insights assessments create cohesion in the workplace, make performance management, employee evaluation, and employee development easy. Our research-backed, award-winning behavioral assessments for employees and leaders will bring the team insights your organization needs to thrive.”

Enterprise-wide Implementation Timing: Dependent on organizational size

Assessment Timing: 10-15 minutes

Support: Phone and email support

ROI: Site indicates it minimizes unnecessary conflict, increases productivity and engagement

Sample Clients: N/A

Of additional interest:

  • TTI DISC is a behavioral assessment tool to improve teamwork and understand communication styles. The report analyzes a person’s manner of doing things. The assessment measures a person’s behavior in four styles: dominance, influence, steadiness, and compliance.

 

6. CliftonStrengths by Gallup 

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Use: “The world’s best managers and the high-performing teams they lead rely on the CliftonStrengths assessment to help them succeed. Completing the online talent assessment (formerly the Clifton StrengthsFinder) is your way to: discover what you naturally do best,

learn how to develop your greatest talents into strengths, and use your personalized results and reports to maximize your potential.” 

Enterprise-wide Implementation Timing: Dependent on the organizational size

Assessment Timing: 30 minutes for 177 questions

Support: Offers Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach to help unlock your potential and succeed in every facet of life. Consulting expertise offered for employee engagement and experiences, culture, leadership, and organizational effectiveness. 

ROI: 6x more likely to be engaged with their jobs; 

Sample Clients: N/A*

Of additional interest:

  • When you take the CliftonStrengths assessment, you uncover your unique combination of 34 CliftonStrengths themes.
  • The themes, which sort into four domains, are a culmination of decades of research led by Don Clifton to study and categorize the talents of the world’s most successful people.
  • The themes explain a simple but profound element of human behavior: what’s right with people.
  • Gallup created the science of strengths. The formula Talent x Investment = Strength captures a profound concept in a simple fashion. Introduced to the public in the bestselling book StrengthsFinder 2.0, that calculation builds on the concept Don Clifton invented and later published in the bestseller Now, Discover Your Strengths.

 

7. Harver

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Use: “Harver is the only purpose-built volume hiring solution enabling companies to hire digital and fair. Our volume hiring solution combines data-driven matching, end-to-end automation, a fast and fun candidate experience and enterprise grade business intelligence to help you hire better candidates fast, fair and at scale.”

Enterprise-wide Implementation Timing: Used with job applicants only

Assessment Timing: 30 minutes

Support: Provides live chat support

ROI: Users have experienced a 52% decrease in hire in half; 63% decrease in turnover; 97% applicant satisfaction rate

Sample Clients: Teleperformance, booking.com, Valvoline, Peloton, Heineken 

Of additional interest:

  • Choose from a wide variety of scientifically proven pre-employment assessments that are easy to set up and customize to hiring needs.
  • Offers 15 different pre-employment assessments that evaluate cognitive abilities, hard skills, behaviors, and judgment. 
  • Eliminates bias in the hiring process to give everyone a fair chance.

 

8. Truity at Work Personality Test

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Use: “Unlock your team’s true potential with a Truity at Work personality assessment. You’ll increase productivity, reduce conflict, enhance communications and clarify motivations. Designed for busy professionals, our research-backed, web-based and self-contained platform lets you get started in minutes.”

Enterprise-wide Implementation Timing: Dependent on the organizational size

Assessment Timing: Varies by test

Support: No on-site consultant or special support needed. Online troubleshooting resources provided. 

ROI: N/A

Sample Clients: N/A

Of additional interest:

  • Test options include: TypeFinder (based on Myers Briggs Type Indicator®), Big Five Personality, Enneagram, Disc
  • Truity offers a free personality test based on Myers and Briggs’ types, but does not offer the official MBTI® assessment.
  • Not recommended for use as a pre-employment assessment. “These tests have not been designed for situations in which a candidate may be motivated to make a good impression, rather than answer honestly.”
  • Valid & reliable

 

9. Talent Insights

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Use: “Hire better. Manage smarter. Build culture. We help you understand your people. Use a Multi-Assessment Profile to discover what motivates your employees, how to play to their strengths, and how they will behave in certain situations. Identify causes of burnout and prevent stress. Empower your managers to propel their teams to success.”

Enterprise-wide Implementation Timing: Dependent on the organizational size

Assessment Timing: N/A

Support: Phone support

ROI: “Adding the MAP™ and structured interview to our process boosted our hiring success rate from 60% to about 75% in a short time.”

Sample Clients: Ruger, WhitneySmith, Bluebuck Staffing, California Highlands Vistas, MoJo Media Labs

Of additional interest:

  • Pre-employment assessment partner of Truity (see below)
  • Founded by the managing partner of Momentum Capital 
  • Key features include Job Profiles, Interview Tools, and Manager Comparisons

Top Assessment Tools Takeaway

There are many assessment tools out there that can help you identify great candidates, opportunities for manager and leadership development, or areas of strength and improvement for teams. However, not every tool can do all of these things in the same amount of time – unless it captures data in three key areas: behaviors, motivators, and work energizers – and then aggregates that data into actionable insights you can use to improve your teams.

We know that finding a tool that works for you depends on your needs, timeline, budget, and the results you expect. 

If you’re looking for a single, comprehensive assessment tool to support your recruiting & hiring, team performance, communication & collaboration, and leadership development goals – and need to get up and running fast – explore Humantelligence.

Schedule a demo here to see if it’s the right fit for you. 

This sampling provides details about the leading top assessment tools in the market, gleaned from their websites and online searches.

*Information not found on site.

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