Adaptability is ranked no. 4 in the LinkedIn Learning Top 5 Skills needed most by companies in the year 2020.

Our lives are constantly changing. What's relevant yesterday may no longer be what's needed today anymore. When the pandemic hits, the world never knew that most employees who are used to working from an office, needs to adapt to working from home.

Adaptability is the ability to be comfortable with change, to learn, relearn and fit right in as needed.

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Following are a few quick questions you can ask candidates during their pre-hire assessments to test their adaptability skills:

1. I enjoy routine work, doing the same thing every day.
(Ask this question as part of a Very Unlikely - Very Likely scale question)

2. Things around me are moving very fast and I find it challenging to catch up.
(Ask this question as part of a Very Unlikely - Very Likely scale question)

3. I prefer things to stay within my comfort zone.
(Ask this question as part of a Very Unlikely - Very Likely scale question)

4. I find it uncomfortable if I'm asked to take on other responsibilities which are not within my job scope.
(Ask this question as part of a Very Unlikely - Very Likely scale question)

5. I can quickly adapt to a new environment when my work nature changes.
(Ask this question as part of a Very Unlikely - Very Likely scale question)

More adaptability assessment questionnaires available on Prehireforms Questions Library here.

You may also be interested in Skills Assessment Templates for:

  1. Adaptability
  2. Communication Skills
  3. Common Sense
  4. Lifelong Learning / Willingness to Learn
  5. Managing Diversity Skills
  6. Problem Solving Skills
  7. Leadership
  8. Teamwork
  9. Creative Thinking

For more candidate assessment test questions, go to Prehireforms.com, candidate screening platform for hiring right.

Need help with customizing your assessments? Write in to Lisa at [email protected].

Happy shortlisting!