Tools for Identifying Employee Strengths & Weaknesses


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Bethany is hiring for the role of an office manager. When interviewing candidates, she asked each candidate to relate and experience in which they overcame a difficult problem using creativity and innovation. What tool is being used in this instance to find strengths and weaknesses?

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1. The _____ is a popular strength/weakness discovery tool because it contains only 177 questions and can usually be completed in 30 minutes or less.

2. Bill has determined that he is a highly competent civil engineer who sometimes comes off as a bit too arrogant or overconfident. He knows that his knowledge base will provide him the option to work as a principal in a large firm, but he is worried that his forward and short communication style might hurt him in the long run. By determining these things, what tool has Bill used to identify his strengths and weaknesses?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you're looking for a way to assess your knowledge of tools used to identify employee strengths and weaknesses, take a look at this helpful quiz and worksheet. It only takes a few minutes to answer these questions about concepts like a popular discovery tool that takes less than 30 minutes to complete and a true statement about weaknesses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to see how well you know:

  • The tool that's being used when asking a candidate to relay an experience where they overcome a difficult situation using creativity
  • Which popular discovery tool contains 177 questions and can be completed in 30 minutes or less
  • Which tool is used when someone determines their own strengths and weaknesses
  • A true statement about weaknesses
  • Which tools are built to expect strength in a subject matter and a correction of weaknesses before being able to work in a certain role

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on tools for identifying employee weaknesses and strengths, such as what the different types of tools are like
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what kind of tool involves asking a candidate to relay an experience when they solved a problem using innovation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the tool used when someone identifies their own strengths and weaknesses and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you'd like to study this subject in greater detail, check out our short lesson called Tools for Identifying Employee Strengths & Weaknesses. This lesson is designed to assist you in achieving these goals:

  • Outline the effectiveness of behavioral interviewing
  • Detail what the acronym SWOT stands for
  • Discuss the Echospan 360 Assessment and its effectiveness