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General Manager

General Manager

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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A Short Version of this test is available.   What's the Difference?

Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

General Project Manager (Short)

General Manager

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. Usually manage through subordinate supervisors. Excludes First-Line Supervisors.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - conduct or attend staff meetings
  • Getting Information
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others - oversee execution of organizational or program policies
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates - supervise advertising or public relations staff
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - stock or organize goods
  • Review financial statements, sales or activity reports, or other performance data to measure productivity or goal achievement or to identify areas needing cost reduction or program improvement.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar General Manager 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 General Manager 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. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
Personality
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
 

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:11-1021.00
Simulation Context:Leadership and Management
O*Net Context:Management
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$45,850 or less
Bottom 25%:
$67,450 or less
Median:
$103,650 (Average)
Top 25%:
$161,190 or more
Top 10%:
$208,000 or more

US Employment Statistics
2019:
2,486,400
2029 (projected):
2,630,200
Annual U.S. Job Openings:204,400

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Administration and Management
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Time Management
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Speech Clarity
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Written Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Speech Recognition
  • Deductive Reasoning
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
15%
Post-Secondary Certificate:
9%
Some College:
19%
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
9%
Bachelor's Degree:
29%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate:
15%
Post-Masters Certificate:
3%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
6 Months - 1 Year:
5%
1 - 2 Years:
11%
2 - 4 Years:
22%
4 - 6 Years:
24%
6 - 8 Years:
9%
8 - 10 Years:
13%
More than 10 Years:
14%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Building Manager, Business Manager, Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Administrator, Corporate Manager, Department Store General Manager, Department Store Manager, District Commercial Superintendent, District Manager, District Plant Superintendent, District Traffic Chief, District Wire Chief, Division Toll Wire Chief, Division Traffic Superintendent, Drilling and Production Superintendent, Electrical Superintendent, Equipment Maintenance Superintendent, Field Party Manager, Fish and Game Club Manager, Fitness Manager, General Manager (GM), General Superintendent, Golf Course Manager, Gym Manager, Head of Store Operations, Head of Visual Merchandising, Industrial Organization Manager, Installation Superintendent, Laundry Superintendent, Line Construction Superintendent, Mine Administrator Supervisor, Mine Superintendent, Movie Theater Manager, Newspaper Manager, Nonprofit Manager, Office Manager, Offshoring Manager, Operations Administrator, Operations Coordinator, Operations Director, Operations Manager, Operations Supervisor, Operations Vice President, Park Superintendent, Parks and Recreation Manager, Plant Superintendent, Plant Supervisor, Print Production Manager, Printing Manager, Prison Warden, Program Manager, Public Works Director, Publication Director, Radio Station Manager, Refinery Superintendent, Relocation Commissioner, Revenue Director, Revenue Manager, Roads Superintendent, Salon Manager, Shelter Director, Shift Superintendent, Shop Superintendent, Site Operations Manager, Social Insurance Administrator, Solid Waste Manager, Sports Team Manager, Store Director, Store Manager, Street Commissioner, Street Superintendent, Substation Superintendent, Television Station Manager, Theatre Manager, Venue Manager, Water and Sewer Systems Supervisor, Water Control Supervisor, Water Superintendent, Waterworks Supervisor, Zoo Director

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: First-Line Supervisors of Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators, First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers, Administrative Services Managers, Lodging Managers, Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers, Gambling Managers, Purchasing Managers, Food Service Managers, Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products, Industrial Production Managers, Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents, Sales Managers, Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes, Financial Managers, Marketing Managers, Human Resources Managers


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Activities performed during the Test
  • Analyze employee satisfaction survey results and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Facilitate bringing in a new team member.
  • Compare pricing for outsourcing operations.
  • Make a purchasing recommendation.
  • Implement corporate policy among employees.
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