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With over 150 industry and job specific benchmarks, and the ability to build your own, CLUES is the most cost efficient pre-employment screening assessment tool on the market enabling businesses to test ALL candidates for mid to lower entry positions where work-attitude causes most problems and employee turn over.

Clues Measures Four Dimensions

1. Personality

Built upon the well-accepted “Big 5” concept of core personality traits, also includes a “Teamwork” and “Good Impression” scale. CLUES Personality takes approximately 12 minutes to complete. The specific measurements are:

Conscientious (Organization)
Conventional (Rules):
Extrovertion (Outgoing)
Emotional Stability

Faking Scale: A validity scale that measures the degree to which the person has responded frankly to the test items or is responding in such a way as to make a good impression.

2. Cognitive

There is little question among Personnel Psychologists that the ability to process and retain information quickly—is a necessary skill that transcends most jobs. A higher level of cognitive ability is not necessarily associated with job success. What matters is “the fit” with the requirements of the job.

The CLUES Cognitive Assessment measures problem solving and learning speed by assessing verbal, numerical and spatial reasoning and then combining these to create one overall cognitive ability score – A 7 minute timed test.

3. Attitudes

The CLUES Attitude Assessment measures six areas of potentially counterproductive behaviours as well a Good Impression (validity) scale. The scales measured are:

Conscientious (Dependability)
Hostility (Aggression)
Integrity (Honesty)
Substance Abuse (Drugs and Alcohol)
Sexual Harassment
Computer Misuse (Personal use of company computer)

Faking Scale: Measures the degree to which the person has responded truthfully to the test items or is responding in such a way as to make a good impression.

4. Employee Engagement

Measures the engagement between an individual, their job and employer.

Company Commitment - Individuals who are highly engaged with their employer tend to be loyal to their employers and see their jobs as a source of pride and enjoyment.

Job Commitment - Individuals who are highly engaged with their job are typically inspired to go above and beyond their job description to help meet business goals.

This 6 minute assessment will tell you if your candidate has a high degree of work motivation, a commitment to the job itself. And if they have a positive view of one’s employer, especially its management.


The CLUES online system is designed to be used without any training or specific expertise. Most new users of the CLUES system are up and running within day’s end. We are able to privately brand the assessments and your administration site.

The CLUES assessment system is modular – choose to assess for personality, cognitive ability, attitudes or engagement as one test, or individually select and mix. You can also access optional reports for Leadership, Coaching and On-Boarding.

Design by leading personnel psychologists, Goodstein & Lanyon.

Visit out dedicated PeopleCLUES website for more indepth information. Go HERE 

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OutMatch, Prevue, Big5, VidCruiter and DISC



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