Caregiver Test

When looking to fill an caregiver position, it's important to make sure that the candidate has the skills necessary to do the job. A caregiver skills test can help ensure that the candidate is a good fit for the position.

  • What is a caregiver skills test?

    Care work is often described as a vocation rather than a career. Carers look after people when they’re at their most sick or vulnerable, so need to be extremely compassionate, empathetic and resilient. A caregiver skills test will assess all of these traits, as well as how likely someone is to be able to cope with the mental and physical demands of care work.

    The caregiver test can be used alongside traditional recruitment methods to build a broader picture of multiple candidates, and ultimately help you find the best applicant(s) for the position.

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  • Find those candidates who will excel in the role.

    Select the assessments that match the skills or behaviours for the position. You can test for software or coding competency, soft skills like teamwork, or personality traits, to be sure those who pass have high potential.

  • Reduce costs and time.

    No more laborious sifting of resumes or cover letters. Pick your ideal assessment mix, invite your applicants to take them, see the results in your dashboard. Get to the interview stage fast.

  • Eliminate bias.

    All your candidates take the assessments on a level playing field. Only their results determine whether they get shortlisted.

  • What are the benefits of using the caregiver skills test for pre-screening?

    The overarching benefit of using a caregiver skills test as part of the hiring process is getting a better understanding of applicants so you can hire the best person or people for the role.

    The caregiver skills test questions asks candidates to put themselves in hypothetical situations before selecting the multiple choice response most akin to how they’d react, act or answer in real life.

    Although there are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers, there are answers that indicate someone is suited to caregiving work.

    Candidates should be reminded to answer honestly, as their responses on the test can be used for interview questions further down the line, and may influence the outcome of the hiring process.

    As well as the caregiver role, this test could be suitable in the recruitment process for the following jobs:

    Using the caregiver skills test as a means of pre-screening candidates before meeting them to interview can help to save time and money.

    The test can also go some way to removing unconscious bias from the recruitment process, as you can make assessments based on candidates’ answers to the same set of questions.

How our test measures caregiver skills

Test questions are designed to assess industry-specific technical skills, soft skills, aptitude and suitable personality dimensions. Our data-driven approach provides results that enable you to determine how suited is a candidate for the role.

Depending on the type of question, the format of the test may vary. Multiple-choice questions are used to measure aptitude, technical skills and soft skills, while agreement on a Likert scale assesses suitable personality dimensions. Skills tests ensure that candidates are being evaluated in a precise and impartial manner, their results demonstrating the true knowledge and potential of each test taker.

The characteristics required to become a caregiver were determined by looking at the skills and abilities listed in the US Department of Labor’s O*NET database, which collects data from professionals in various fields.

O*NET is the largest database of its kind, providing detailed information about occupations and the requirements for each role.

Our team of I/O psychologists and psychometrics worked closely with subject-matter experts to create an extensive question bank that can be used to test multiple candidates. We also conducted rigorous field testing with a representative sample of candidates to ensure that the questions were reliable and valid.

Test scores are averaged together to give an overall score. The average score is compared to other candidates' scores to ensure there is no bias towards certain candidates.

Our caregiver test is constantly updated and optimised to ensure the best experience and results.


Predictor of job success

Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
  • Assessments

    A full suite of assessments

    Our platform comes with 12 tests across both foundation and advanced levels so they’re suitable for everyone. Including aptitude, behavioural and personality tests, you’ll have a full range of tests to help you find the candidates you’re seeking.

  • Analytics

    An array of candidate metrics

    For each of your candidates, you’ll be given a comprehensive report. Included will be all the metrics you need to build a detailed picture of each candidate and ensure you’re making the right hiring decisions.

“The platform is so simple to use. I had used competitor providers for over six years and will never go back. Fast, efficient and friendly!”
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd

Caregiver Test FAQs

What are the qualifications for a caregiver?

This depends on the nature of the caregiving role, but often a combination of education, qualifications such as a diploma, and hands-on experience are required before candidates are hired as caregivers.

The role is one of great responsibility, so it’s important people have proven their abilities before they’re hired.

Can I use other tests to assess a caregiver’s soft skills?

Although the caregiver skills test is designed to give a full picture of an individual's skills, you can strengthen the recruitment process even more with a few soft skills tests.

Soft skills worth assessing are interpersonal skills, accountability, communication and active listening.

Can I see what the test is like?

Yes, of course. You can try the test for free by signing up for a free trial.

Are these tests available in my plan?

We have a range of plans available. The difference between the plans is the number of test attempts permitted, not the type of tests. All our plans include our full test suite comprising all tests and all levels.

“An unbeatable service, impressive platform and fantastic value for money.”
Laurence Fishman, Partner, NLPCA
Laurence Fishman, Partner, NLPCA

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