Onlinetests | Prevue Assessment Tools



Organization Management & Development Systems, Inc.



The Prevue™ assessment provides decision makers with a platform of information about an individual’s personality traits, abilities, and interests. This platform or foundation of information about the individual is used to assist in:
  • Selection
  • Succession Planning and Career
  • Management
Management can use Prevue information to influence strategic human resource outcomes by making personnel decisions that can shift the culture of the organization in a desired direction or improve the retention rates of key employee groups.
Improving Employee Retention
Current retention strategies often make use of climate surveys to gather employee opinions about culture and the wide variety of factors that influence turnover.
Proactive humanistic measures are often used to build morale and positively influence the organization culture in the direction the workforce desires. These less-scientific methods can nevertheless have positive results. Prevue approaches the retention problem from a different perspective. In each job, a specific combination of abilities, personality traits, and interests will tend to make certain employees high performers in their jobs as well as generally longer term employees. Management is then able to use these criteria with the Prevue software to develop a “high retention rate” benchmark against which job candidates results are presented and reviewed.
Applying Prevue to Leadership Development
It is now more widely accepted that the factors most critical to professional success have more to do with general intelligence and interpersonal and emotional traits than technical skill and knowledge. The Prevue benchmark, based on scores from high performers, will identify the underlying psychometric traits that most often correlate with high- level competency development and motivation in a specific job. This is especially relevant with the personality dimensions in people-oriented jobs, including management positions. Psychometric traits correlate with certain competency development patterns. The Prevue Working Characteristics Report provides information on behavioral patterns associated with combinations of personality dimensions such as tendency toward risk, preference for change, compensation preference, and degree of optimism or positive outlook.
Five Prevue Reports
Selection Report: This report compares candidates to a specified benchmark, and suggests job-related behavioral interview questions.
Coaching Report: Covers detailed training and coaching recommendations.

Succession Planning Report: Compares candidates to several different benchmarks.

Working Characteristics Report: Predicts key work-related behavioral tendencies.

Individual Report: Isolates the candidate’s profile without comparing it to a job benchmark. This report can be given directly to the candidate/employee.
Prevue, a Test Designed Specifically for Business Use
Dr. David Bartram, associate Dr. Patricia Lindley, and the design team who created the Prevue assessment are world leaders in the design and use of psychometric assessment tests.
Dr. David Bartram is the author of over 200 journal articles, technical reports, books, and chapters in other published works, most of which concern assessment and issues related to assessments in the context of personnel selection. He is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Occupational 
Psychology and a member of the BPS Steering Committee on Test Standards, and is on the BPS Membership and Qualifications Board and the BPS Council. Dr. Bartram was elected to the Council of the International Test Commission (ITC) in 1994 and is currently leading an ITC project on the development of international guidelines for standards in test use. In 1995, Dr. Bartram was appointed to the EFPPA Task Force on Tests and Testing. 
Dr. Patricia Lindley is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She serves as chair of the Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology Committee, chair of the Standing Committee for
Continuing Professional Development of Psychologists, and chair of the Training Committee. Currently a member of the Steering Committee for Test Standards, Dr. Lindley’s main areas of expertise center on assessment methods and practices and the development of methods for evaluating the quality of assessment practices. 
During 2002 Drs. Bartram and Lindley supervised the conversion of the paper-based test to online administration.