About

PeopleAnswers' employment questionnaires are taken by over 20 million job applicants each year. These questionnaires are used by companies like Foot Locker, Audi, Gold's Gym, Panera, The Cheesecake Factory, Yahoo, Dunkin' Donuts, Neiman Marcus, Walgreens, Lowes, and Hertz. PeopleAnswers' employment software is entirely web-based and is offered in over 16 languages.

The PeopleAnswers approach was originally developed by scientists and industrial psychologists using behavioral theories. As a result, the company puts a behavioral spin on the standard pre-employment test. In January 2014, PeopleAnswers was bought by Infor, a business software company with 70,000 corporate clients worldwide.


PeopleAnswers Test Formats

PeopleAnswers offers an online cognitive ability test and a personality assessment. Your employer may ask you to complete one or both of these exams.

PeopleAnswers' cognitive ability test has a time limit of 10 minutes. The tests consists of 60 questions, including number sequences, verbal analogies, and math word problems. 

PeopleAnswers' personality test is not timed, but it usually takes about 25 minutes to complete. The test consists of 230 questions. These questions ask about your behavior at work as well as how you see yourself at work in terms of leadership, completing tasks on time, and obeying your supervisors. You must choose one response out of five. Response range from 'Strongly Agree' to 'Strongly Disagree'. Below are a few sample questions: 

  1. Co-workers describe me as assertive.
  2. It is okay to not follow directions in order to complete a task better.
  3. I like to support others and to help them succeed.
  4. Supervisors know that I work better independently than as part of a team. 

Your responses to both tests are scored according to the skills required for the job you've applied for.


PeopleAnswers Personality Test Scoring and Tips

PeopleAnswers' personality test assesses candidates' behavioral traits, often through situational judgement questions. Your answers to these questions are then compared to the ideal profile for the job. PeopleAnswers has isolated 39 personality attributes that predict work performance. Its tests focus primarily on the following three traits:

  • Leadership ambition
  • Flexibility within a changing work environment
  • Empathy with fellow coworkers

PeopleAnswers' tests are designed to measure answer consistency, so you should try to answer the same types of questions in the same way. This ensures your reliability and dependability as an employee.

Read the table below to learn how PeopleAnswers analyzes your test responses as well as to see what type of job interview you can expect.

Interview Questions Your potential incompatibilities with the job requirements are posed as questions for the employer to use during your job interview. PeopleAnswers provides employers both initial and follow-up interview questions, a pre-written analysis of how to interpret your responses, and additional questions to ask your references.
Key Performance Indicators Your potential incompatibilities with the job requirements are posed as questions for the employer to use during your job interview. PeopleAnswers provides employers both initial and follow-up interview questions, a pre-written analysis of how to interpret your responses, and additional questions to ask your references.
Ranking This report compares you to other job applicants. You are ranked in order of your compatibility with the job specifications.

Employers receive an automated email as soon as a candidate's PeopleAnswers assessment is completed. 


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What's Included

  • A comprehensive personality test
  • Two full-length cognitive ability tests (60QX2)
  • Over 690 additional practice questions in various subjects, including both verbal and numerical reasoning exercises
  • Full answers and explanations for every question
  • Score reports – see how well you perform in relation to other candidates
  • Secured payment 
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