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Online assessment for legal recruitment

Sunday 21 February 2021

An online assessment is being used by more and more offices within the legal sector. It examines whether candidates have the right capacities (IQ), the desired personality and sufficient critical thinking skills. This prevents the selection of (expensive) 'false-positives'. TestGroup has developed an online assessment especially for legal recruitment.

Online assessment for legal recruitment

Selecting the right people is essential, especially within a law firm. The office is only as good as the people it hires. A lot of money is invested in the training of trainee lawyers. How unfortunate it is if these people, after years of schooling, turn out not to be suitable for work as a lawyer and start looking for another job. There is therefore a great need for law firms to pay extra attention to the selection of new lawyers (prospective).

Select objectively

Although online assessments have been widely used in business services over the past 20 years, the legal profession is lagging somewhat behind in the implementation of tests within the selection procedure. Stakeholders within offices often select on "feeling" and think they know what fits within the office. Unfortunately, this (subjective) approach often leads to the selection of (expensive) "false-positives" and therefore unsuitable candidates. That is why there is a need within the legal profession for an objective online assessment that is specifically aimed at the selection of attorney trainees and attorney employees.

Competencies for legal positions 

The online assessment for the legal profession offers objectivity. The online assessment consists of an ability test and a personality test. The assessment focuses on competencies that are specifically relevant to the legal profession. The competencies below are measured in the online assessment:

  • Analytical
  • Flexibility
  • Result-oriented
  • Creative thinking
  • Social
  • Collaborative
  • Conscientious
  • Customer oriented
  • Proactive
  • Driven

Sample report

Download an example report of the online assessment for the legal profession here.

Order

You can order an online assessment here.

Video: the Bridge Assessment Platform

With an account on the Bridge Assessment Platform, you can invite candidates, administer online assessments, and order reports, 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world. The Bridge Assessment platform is used by companies, governments, psychologists, recruiters, and coaches in over 20 countries. The system is easy to use, so there is no need for extensive training. Also, you can start immediately; your account will be ready in just 1 day.

“Since we began testing personality with The Bridge Personality, there are significantly fewer "unhappy marriages".”

Marja Kramer, recruiter at GP Groot