PXT Select™

 PXT Select

What is PXT Select™?

  • PXT Select™ makes the very human decisions about hiring simpler and smarter.
  • PXT Select™ helps fill the gap between the resume and the interview. It provides organizations with actionable objective data about candidates in a simple to understand format that can help you to interview better and hire smarter.
  • It is an online selection assessment that measures a candidate's cognitive abilities, behaviors, and interests.
  • Assessment results equip organizations and hiring managers with easy to understand information about the candidate, and provides intuitive questions to strengthen the interview process.
  • PXT Select™ measures a candidate's thinking style, behaviors, and interests: three areas that impact an individual's approach to situations in the workplace.

What reports are available with PXT Select™?

PXT Select's suite of reports helps organizations to select, onboard, coach and develop employees. PXT Select™ offers the following reports:

  • Comprehensive Selection Report
    • Is the candidate a good fit? This powerful report helps you make smarter hiring decisions with confidence. Featuring tailored interview questions and tips on "what to listen for" with each candidate, this report gives you a meaningful edge in your hiring process.
  • Multiple Positions Report
    • What's the best fit for an individual? Compare a candidate or employee to multiple jobs in your organization.
  • Multiple Candidates Report
    • Make hiring decisions with ease. Compare multiple candidates for a single position.
  • Team Report
    • See how a potential candidate fits an existing team, or address your current team's dynamic and strengths.
  • Manager-Employee Report
    • Discover how a manager and employee can work more effectively together.
  • Individual's Feedback Report
    • Candidates can learn from PXT Select™, too! This narrative report doesn't reveal scores and is perfectly safe to share with applicants.
  • Individual's Graph
    • Are you more of a visual person? The graph illustrates a candidate's results that you can view at a glance.
  • Coaching Report
    • Wish you had coaching advice tailored to each employee? This report gives you exactly that and more!
  • Performance Model Report
    • Understand the range of scores and behaviors for the position you're trying to fill. Learn about the ideal candidate for that role.

What is an XT/Select Meter?

An XT/Select Meter is the unit used when a PXT Select™ assessment is scored. Clients may send assessment invitations to candidates, but XT/Select Meters are only used when assessment are scored. For example, a client sends 20 assessment invitations to potential candidates, but only wants to look at the reports for 5 of the candidates; therefore, only 5 XT/Select Meters were consumed. To run the reports that include more than one person, an XT/Select Meter is required for each individual in the report.

What is a Performance Model?

In general, a Performance Model is a template to which you compare your job candidates. It is a snapshot of the preferred traits for a given job. For example, some jobs require a more urgent pace vs. a steadier pace. There are 3 different ways you can create a Performance Model:

  • Library Performance Model: PXT Select™ has an expanding library of Performance Models, and you can select a model. (This is the recommended method.)
  • Job Analysis Survey (JAS): This survey asks what is required for success in a position. Stakeholders in the organization with knowledge of the position should complete the JAS. The results are used to customize the Performance Model (PM).
  • Concurrent Study: Use assessment results from successful employees to build a new model. This can be used alone or in combination with other methods.

What is Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT)?

PXT Select™ uses computer adaptive testing which means the assessment adjusts as the candidate answers the questions, selecting the next question based on his or her previous response. Therefore, each person's assessment questions will vary.

What are the benefits of CAT?

Computer adaptive testing is the most up-to-date testing technology. CAT uses fewer questions and results in increased precision. Some candidates may experience a shorter test-taking time.

How is PXT Select™ is validated?

PXT Select™ is validated with best practices in psychometrics making it appropriate to use as part of the candidate selection and placement process. PXT Select™ follows the U.S. Department of Labor guidelines. Therefore, you can feel confident using PXT Select™ results and report information without hesitation. It should account for no more than one-third of the hiring and placement decision.