Selection Assessment

Unparalleled Candidate Insight

Hire smarter with the power of empirically validated assessments.

Reports provide a concise summary and detailed candidate analysis

A one-page executive summary provides a clear selection recommendation and high-level description of the candidate’s role-specific strengths and potential challenges. Subsequent pages present a competency-based narrative of the participant’s strengths, developmental opportunities, and recommendations for continued growth.

Data-based follow-up interview questions & suggestions for continued development

Reports include follow-up interview questions to explore potential challenges uncovered in the candidate’s data, providing hiring managers and HR professionals with a valuable resource for further evaluating role finalists. Suggestions for continued development provide insightful strategies for maximizing the new hire’s success throughout the onboarding process and first year of employment.

Validity coefficient greater than .65

OAP’s most popular selection assessment is backed by research – and a validity coefficient greater than .65. (According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a coefficient higher than .35 is required for a test to be “very beneficial” in predicting success.)

The OAP Domain Model™

Dozens of data points are analyzed within the framework of our concise yet comprehensive model: six common competencies that provide unparalleled insight into your potential next hire.

Assess managerial and leadership potential

OAP’s proprietary Management and Leadership Index provides a quantitative rating of the participant’s capacity for successfully leading and managing others. This service can be added to many selection assessments.

Key Selection Assessment Features

Intuitive, Detailed Report

In addition to a one-page executive summary with data-based recommendation, strengths and developmental opportunities for each of the OAP Domain Model’s™ six competencies are reported. Accessible yet detailed graphs summarize the results of over 60 data points.


Follow-Up Interview Questions

Based on opportunities for development identified in the assessment, suggested follow-up questions are presented to aid hiring managers, as well as HR and OD professionals, as they conduct follow-up interviews with final candidates.

Developmental Insights

Suggestions for continued development, based on analysis of the candidate’s data, provide a foundational plan for success. For applicants who ultimately join the organization, this valuable developmental tool is easily incorporated into onboarding.


Multiple Report Formats

Download multiple versions of selection assessment reports via the OAP Portal. Use the full report to provide a comprehensive evaluation of candidates for review by hiring decision makers, while the developmental version can be used to develop applicants who become new team members.

The OAP Domain Model™

The OAP Domain Model™ is a framework of six common competencies that analyze foundational, refining, and driving forces that predict role success. The model’s six competencies are derived from common organizational competency models, over a decade of extensive assessment experience, and qualitative analysis of leading employee competencies research.

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