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Korn Ferry Tests
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)
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.
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.
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.
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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Reviews of our Korn Ferry tests
What our customers say about our Korn Ferry tests
June 16, 2021
Difficult test, definitely good to practice beforehand
I liked that the test was challenging and simulated the likelihood of the difficulty of the exam. I did not like that each question was not timed individually.
June 15, 2021
Interesting math test
Definitely have calculator, pen and paper handy. Timed test total 20 mins (not each question). Challenging to remember all the math from younger years...
June 10, 2021
Start quickly, to leave time for questions at the end. Questions are challenging enough within the time given
June 09, 2021
Not What I Was Expecting
I completely forgot about bringing a calculator and wasn't expecting there to be so many calculations required. Definitely an unpleasant surprise!
June 04, 2021
I liked the mathematical nature of the test but it needs more variety, as it's not just about quantitative aptitude.
United Arab Emirates
June 03, 2021
How to solve the ratios
I like the way it measures the ability of thinking and I HOPE this test helps me in the future
May 31, 2021
not to get stuck on a question too long
The test is excellent. It was challenging and realistic of the type of test a candidate would have to face. Thanks.
May 27, 2021
looks similar to korn ferry
the time given should be per question basis instead of a total time for 20 questions
May 27, 2021
Have a calculator
Layout didn't have all information shown on one screen, had to scroll
May 27, 2021
I like the test, it preps me to the real test