In Tray Tests

Replicate a typical working environment

What are In Tray Tests?

A simulation of an everyday business working environment that tests an individual’s ability to recognise and prioritise tasks, then organise their workload and work-flow accordingly.

Sometimes referred to as an in tray test or ‘e-tray’ exercise, candidates are required to multitask by prioritising correspondence, writing a free text draft response and providing reasoning for their decisions and responses.

Overview of In Tray Tests

The in tray exercise replicates a typical working environment where candidates are required to identify and prioritise incoming tasks and suitably organise their workload. Candidates are required to multitask by prioritising correspondence, writing draft responses and justifying their decisions.

At the core level, this multi-tasking simulation represents a relatively simple scenario where the quantity of tasks, volume of text presented and complexity of language used is lower than that of the advanced in tray assessment.

At Professional level the difficulty of the task is raised by increasing the complexity of the scenario presented, the quantity of text presented and language used.

Candidate’s answers are subjective to an organisation’s requirement. Each question is marked manually by an administrator in context. Therefore, you have the ultimate control over what constitutes an appropriate response and score to the given scenario.

Types of In Tray Tests

Require bespoke adjustments to these Tests?

All assessments can be adjusted to meet your specific needs. Bespoke activities often include the addition of organisation specific questions relating to specific software, company policies and procedures as well as the removal of questions if required.

To find out more about our bespoke assessments, click here.

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