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Korn Ferry Tests

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Korn Ferry is a global organisational consulting firm that has more than 100 offices worldwide. It is part of the Hay Group, which acquired Talent Q in 2014, and administers tests assessing personality, motivation, competency and ability.

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Which employers use Korn Ferry assessments?

As with many psychometric tests, the Korn Ferry assessments measure the suitability of a candidate in an unbiased way, with a solid basis in scientific reasoning.

With the range of assessments available from Korn Ferry, some testing can be used as part of the regular appraisal process for employees. This could highlight key areas for training in a development plan, or work towards relevant leadership opportunities.

Thanks to the simple interface and measurable results, many employer use Korn Ferry tests as part of their recruitment process, including:

Korn Ferry assessments are regularly used for higher-level positions including executives, strategists and CEOs.

How to pass Korn Ferry tests (5 key tips)

Practice

Practicing has numerous benefits: you’ll learn where your weaknesses are, and you’ll also become confident in the structure, layout and wording of the tests themselves. Familiarity with the way questions are asked, and the answers that are required, will help you focus on working through the questions quickly and accurately. You can try out a free Korn Ferry practice test here.

Be prepared

Korn Ferry tests are administered online, so ensure that you have adequate time to answer the questions. Set aside as much time as you can, in a quiet area where you are unlikely to be interrupted.

Test anxiety might be an issue, so make sure that you have had a good night’s sleep and eaten a good breakfast beforehand. Remember, the Korn Ferry tests, especially the personality and Leadership Assessments, are not scored as ‘pass or fail’, but indicate how well you match the key competencies and organisational values.

Connection and hardware

Taking an online assessment necessitates a good internet connection and the correct equipment. Update your browsers and test your internet speed.

In terms of other equipment, you might want to have a pen, paper and a calculator on hand (especially for any numerical tests.)

Read the instructions

At the beginning of the test, you will be given clear instructions on what will follow. Never skip over these; instead, look through them with care.

Don’t skim

In all Korn Ferry tests, you will need to read all the given information provided. The clock may be ticking, but don’t speed through this too quickly, or you risk being unable to interpret the data and give the correct answer.

Practice Aptitude Tests is not associated with Korn Ferry. We provide preparation services for Korn Ferry psychometric tests. Our tests are not designed to be identical to any style, employer or industry. Visit https://www.kornferry.com/ to apply.

What are the Korn Ferry competencies?

Korn Ferry has developed four dimensions of leadership and talent:

    • Competencies: observed behaviours and skills
    • Experience: how previous roles relate to future roles
    • Traits: personality, aptitudes and qualities
    • Drivers: motivations and what engages a candidate

How do you prepare for a Leadership Assessment?

The Leadership Assessment does not require any previous knowledge or research – instead, it’s important that you be yourself throughout. As there are no right or wrong answers, being truthful in the way you would deal with the situations that are presented is the best way to be successful.

How are Korn Ferry tests scored?

For aptitude tests, scores are compared against previous test-takers and presented as a percentile. For example, if you score in the 88th percentile, it means that you have performed better than 87% of other test-takers.

For the personality tests, situational judgement tests and Leadership Assessment, your answers will be measured against the key competencies, culture fit, preferred behaviour, attitude and organisational values.

Are Korn Ferry tests hard?

One of the reasons that Korn Ferry tests are popular as recruitment tools is that the tests are adaptive.

This means that the tests will be challenging, but if the questions take too long to answer or if you get them wrong, an easier question will be presented next. If the question is answered quickly and correctly, the next question will be harder.

This adaptive testing method makes it accessible for all levels of candidate to be able to complete.

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What our customers say about our Korn Ferry tests

  • Italy

    September 22, 2021

    OK

    Very interesting test, which makes you happy as it is way easier than reality.

  • United States of America

    August 24, 2021

    It makes you think accurately, because there is only one solution to a problem

    Too complicated for today's industry pertaining to business. Today's technology usually does the math for you (calculators & computers).

  • Chile

    August 24, 2021

    Good first test

    Good test. The currency questions are easier for people that have worked with currency questions previously.

  • Belgium

    August 04, 2021

    Stressy

    You can't think very clearly or logically due to the stress of the time. But overall it was clear and straightforward.

  • United States of America

    August 02, 2021

    Need calculator

    Liked the questions, though would be helpful to tell individuals that they may need a calculator. Wasted time trying to use a calculator on the computer.

  • Netherlands

    July 27, 2021

    It's hard to not get nervous by the timer.

    I didn't like that the questions about the currency didn't show the GBP value. I thought it was an error.

  • Canada

    July 21, 2021

    Wording is unclear sometimes

    Some of the questions I spent longer figuring out what the heck was actually being asked than I did answering. Also, I didn't realize until halfway through that I had to scroll down to see all the information on the left side, so not the best organized layout.

  • Canada

    July 14, 2021

    Make sure you study ratios

    It was a lot of calculations, focused on ratios and percentage changes. I had to re-remember a lot of my high school maths.

  • Nigeria

    July 13, 2021

    Do not waste time on a question you do not know. You can always come back if you have time to solve the difficult ones.

    It was a good practice test that shed more light on some numerical problems. I know more than I knew before i did the test.

  • Canada

    July 05, 2021

    Test was fine

    The test itself was very different than others I have seen. This one was almost entirely math-based... which again is OK, but not what I was expecting.