Chief Executive Officer/CEO
RA’s CEO Test provides predictive information about a candidate’s strategic, leadership and visionary work style.
Purpose and when to use it: The Chief Executive Officer/CEO Test is a short but thorough personality-only assessment developed exclusively for the pre-employment screening of an organization’s future director. The CEO test should be used to hire successful and effective executive leaders who possess the ability to prioritize, innovate, and conceptualize a strategic vision while directing leadership teams and interfacing with members of the board. In these roles, achievement motivation, confidence, stress tolerance, and strong and persuasive interpersonal communication abilities are best-fit traits for maximum success.
About the Test: This test is an untimed personality assessment. It takes a candidate approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.
Target group: We recommend using this test for senior level executives in the “C suite” of the organizational structure (e.g, CEO but also COO, CFO), as well as company presidents, executive directors, managing directors and general managers.
What the Report Gives You: The CEO Test report provides a graphical display of personality trait scores, score interpretation guidance–including a detailed list of strengths and developmental concerns–and suggested interview questions.
Testing Process: RA’s online personality testing can be done from any device with a reliable internet connection. The use of mobile phones is discouraged. Test results are provided immediately.
Recommended Options: Testing for aptitude can provide useful and performance-predictive information about your candidate. We highly recommend the General Cognitive Aptitude Test to give you a quick assessment of mental capacity.
Sample Personality Items:
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No matter how busy I am, I always take the time to do careful proofing and correct mistakes.
My job is so demanding and hectic that I rarely take the time to proof my work.
I am the kind of person who gets upset easily when things go wrong at work.
It takes a lot to upset me, so when things go wrong at work I always stay calm.
People at work would say I focus on the upside of plans and downplay the possibility of problems.
People at work would say I always focus on what can go wrong.
(Sample questions differ from actual test appearance and do not contain real test content.)
The Chief Executive Officer/CEO Evaluates:
|Less Desirable Behaviors||Test Content||Desirable Behaviors|
|Timid, lacks courage to confront difficult subjects||Assertiveness||Willing to present his opinion and debate various options|
|Does not want to be responsible for the work of others.||Assertive Leadership||Comfortable directing and controlling work of others.|
|Fails to live up to promises||Conscientiousness||Reliable, dependable|
|Overreacts to stress, gets upset easily||Emotional Stability||Calm, level-headed, handles stress well|
|Not goal oriented||Goal Setting||Enjoys goals, uses goals regularly|
|Bends rules to suit own purposes||Integrity||Strong moral code|
|Doesn’t feel responsible for how employees feel about their jobs||Managerial Human Relations||Good motivator for others, tries to help others succeed In their careers|
|Sticks with tried-and-true approaches, resistant to new ideas||Openness||Enjoys learning and new ideas, innovative|
|Finds fault easily, negative attitudes||Optimism/Enthusiasm||Believes In positive future, good motivator|
|Does not get out of his/her office or department often to build relationships||Social Networking||Strives to create effective relationships to serve company’s needs|
|Focus on day-to-day problems||Visionary Leadership||Focus on strategic, big picture, long term issues|
|Does the minimum||Work Drive||Willing to go the extra mite|
Validity Information: Click here to view RA's Technical Manual for details about test dimension development, reliability & validity.
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