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Agent - Purchasing
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Agent - Purchasing

Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing.


About the test

The HR Avatar Agent - Purchasing Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Agent - Purchasing test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:13-1023.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level Business Finance
O*Net Context:Business and Financial Operations
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2017)
Bottom 10%:
$36,370 or less
Bottom 25%:
$47,070 or less
Median:
$62,120 (Average)
Top 25%:
$81,830 or more
Top 10%:
$103,480 or more

US Employment Statistics
2016:
309,400
2026 (projected):
292,100
Annual U.S. Job Openings:23,800

Top Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Active Learning
  • Writing
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Speech Recognition
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Written Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Inductive Reasoning
Education Requirements
Post-Secondary Certificate:
10%
Some College:
5%
Bachelor's Degree:
85%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
5%
1 - 2 Years:
25%
2 - 4 Years:
30%
4 - 6 Years:
20%
6 - 8 Years:
5%
8 - 10 Years:
5%
More than 10 Years:
10%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.


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"The value received far exceeds the price"
"Truly takes out the guess work"
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Activities performed during the Test
  • Evaluate the cost-benefit of outsourcing a process.
  • Determine whether to lease or buy equipment.
  • Make a purchasing recommendation based on product lifespan.
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