Testing Instruments

Morris & McDaniel, using its pool of in-house expertise as well as drawing on multiple experienced consultants, has, over time, compiled an extensive library of tests that have application over a wide spectrum of employer personnel needs.

With the one-on-one consultation of one of our expert professional staffers, clients are able to assemble from our in-depth library of test instruments a battery of tests that are particularly well-suited to help the client make informed personnel decisions based on reliable information relating to the candidate’s job-specific skills and abilities as well as the candidate’s ability to function smoothly within the organization.

Most importantly at Morris & McDaniel, our efforts on your behalf do not end with the selection of a particular test or battery of tests. We continue to work directly with each client to refine the testing process and to tailor our existing instruments to meet the client’s particular needs, and we are always available to train and consult the client’s human resources staff on how best to effectively use the test results in the employment decision process.

Instrument/ProductPurpose/Details
Assessment CentersAn Assessment Center consists of a standardized evaluation of an individuals’ behavior based on multiple observations and multiple observers. Judgments about behavior are made, in part, from specially developed simulation exercises. These judgments are then pooled by assessors who are specifically trained to perform this duty.
Candidate Self ReportThis test can be incorporated into any industry testing battery because it assesses the integrity, service orientation and work ethic levels of employees.  The Candidate Profile Summary has been validated to predict success of an employee,  and can be used as a valuable tool in the hiring process for all industries.
Certification ExamsAssembled from our in-depth library of test instruments a battery of tests that are particularly well-suited to help the client make informed personnel decisions based on reliable information relating to the candidate’s job-specific skills and abilities as well as the candidate’s ability to function smoothly within the organization.
Dispatcher TestThis test will help you reduce the turnover rate on the job and the dropout rate in training by carefully assessing the abilities needed to be successful in these areas.
Entry-Level Police Written Communication TestGood communication skills play a major part in many fields, and police work is no exception. It is essential that a Police Officer be able to write clear and concise  reports and correspondence which are grammatically correct. This test can ensure that your organization’s work force will meet the standards required.
Entry-Level TestingDeveloped to assess the common knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform as a Police Officer, Firefighter, or Detention Officer (respectively). Some of the measures included in this test are reading comprehension, mechanical aptitude, and mathematical computation.
Mechanical Aptitude In certain industries, it is crucial that the employees have the ability to manipulate mechanical devices. This test can assess spatial ability and ability to work with and control machinery.
Memory for Oral InstructionsThis test is excellent for positions that require the employee to retain a substantial amount of verbal information. We have incorporated this test into Healthcare and Transportation Industry testing batteries.
MORMAC Management Assessment ExerciseThe MORMAC is a cost-effective alternative to an assessment center. This "In-Basket" exercise measures an individual’s ability in 6 vital management/ supervisory skills and abilities.
Morris Learning Aptitude Test Assesses the ability of an individual to learn new skills and to acquire new knowledge. This test is effective in measuring the capacity of a candidate to learn new procedures on the job or to adapt to new equipment or software.
Promotional Knowledge TestsOur knowledge tests come in two forms - customized and non-customized. Regardless of the version your company chooses, the knowledge tested will first be confirmed by your organization. The exact knowledge will be based on a job analysis. We will tailor the test to suit the exact needs of your organization.
Psychological Evaluations for Police and FireAssessing the suitability of candidates applying for entry-level police and fire positions can be quite advantageous. Morris & McDaniel incorporates a psychological history questionnaire, a nationally-validated personality test, and a structured interview preformed by a qualified, licensed psychologist.
Reading Ability TestTo screen out all candidates who are not able to read at the level required for successful performance in the training process both in pre-job and on-the-job training. 
Structured Oral Presentation ExerciseTo measure performance dimensions important to effective police work, such as judgment, problem identification and analysis, oral communication, and service orientation. 
Testing BatteriesDeveloped to target a particular industry or job (KLLM Trucking, Hospitals, Public Safety, etc.)