ACT® Tessera® Workforce™

Objectively measuring young employees' soft skills has long been a challenge for organizations worldwide. That's why IYF, creator of PTS, has partnered with leading learning, measurement and navigation firm ACT® to bring a rigorous, scientifically validated assessment of soft skills to market. ACT® Tessera® Workforce™ will assess essential skills that are critical for success on the job: integrity, collaboration, creativity, resilience, leadership, and work ethic. It will help employers better understand the skills of new hires, diagnose training needs, and measure skill change over time—all while helping young employees build self-awareness and self-confidence.


Employers

 

Tessera Workforce

Outcomes

The scientifically validated assessment delivers results that are more difficult to fake than typical essential skills assessments. Armed with this information, employers have a baseline for understanding where to invest in training, and they can reliably measure progress over time.

Use Cases

Tessera Workforce is an ideal assessment to diagnose new hires’ soft skill training needs, measure employees’ soft skill gains from a training program such as PTS, and help employees develop awareness of their weaknesses and strengths.

Modality

Tessera Workforce is an online, un-proctored assessment that takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Methodology

This rigorous assessment relies on a unique combination of three question types: situational judgment tests, forced choice items, and self-report questions. Experts validate this mix as a way to ensure reliable results. Tessera Workforce uses a proprietary algorithm to analyze scores, and results are presented on a 4-star scale.

  • Measures integrity, collaboration, creativity, resilience, leadership, and work ethic
  • The skills tested map to HEXACO framework, plus integrity/honesty
  • Global research proves these skills can be reliably measured
  • Ensures integrity through unique combination of question types and proprietary scoring algorithm
  • Immediate value for test-takers through personalized report including an explanation of their score and resources for further self-reflection
  • Simple and user-friendly online administration and group reporting
  • Available now in English; Spanish coming soon

Educators

 

Tessera Workforce

Outcomes

Tessera Workforce meets technical and vocational training institutions’ need for tools to personalize learning. Students gain insight on their standing on the six soft skills measured, see where they need to improve, and make adjustments to be career-ready.

Use Cases

Use Tessera Workforce to diagnose students’ soft skill learning needs, measure improvements from a training program like PTS, and build students’ self-awareness.

Modality

Tessera Workforce is an online, un-proctored assessment that takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Methodology

This rigorous assessment relies on a unique combination of three question types: situational judgment tests, forced choice items, and self-report questions. Experts validate this mix as a way to ensure reliable results. Tessera Workforce uses a proprietary algorithm to analyze scores, and results are presented on a 4-star scale.

  • Measures integrity, collaboration, creativity, resilience, leadership, and work ethic
  • The skills tested map to HEXACO framework, plus integrity/honesty
  • Global research proves these skills can be reliably measured
  • Mitigates fake-ability through unique combination of question types and proprietary scoring algorithm
  • Immediate value for students through personalized report including an explanation of their score and resources for further self-reflection
  • Simple and user-friendly online administration and group reporting
  • Available now in English; Spanish coming soon

Government Agencies

 

Tessera Workforce

Outcomes

Workforce development starts with understanding the skills—and gaps—of job seekers. With Tessera Workforce, government agencies can gain insight into job seekers’ standing on the six soft skills measured, diagnose training needs for job seekers, and use the data to match job seekers with jobs that play to their strengths.

Use Cases

Agencies can use the data to identify targeted training opportunities or to match job seekers with employment opportunities that demand the skills they possess.

Modality

Tessera Workforce is an online, un-proctored assessment that takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Methodology

This rigorous assessment relies on a unique combination of three question types: situational judgment tests, forced choice items, and self-report questions. Experts validate this mix as a way to ensure reliable results. Tessera Workforce uses a proprietary algorithm to analyze scores, and results are presented on a 4-star scale.

  • Measures integrity, collaboration, creativity, resilience, leadership, and work ethic
  • The skills tested map to HEXACO framework, plus integrity/honesty
  • Global research proves these skills can be reliably measured
  • Mitigates fake-ability through unique combination of question types and proprietary scoring algorithm
  • Immediate value for students through personalized report including an explanation of their score and resources for further self-reflection
  • Simple and user-friendly online administration and group reporting
  • Available now in English; Spanish coming soon

Nonprofits

 

Tessera Workforce

Outcomes

Helping youth prepare for the labor market begins with helping them understand themselves. With Tessera Workforce, nonprofits have a rigorous tool to support young people in gaining insight on their standing on the six soft skills measured, use personalized reports to recognize where they need to improve, and make adjustments to improve their career-readiness and success in the workplace.

Use Cases

Tessera Workforce helps nonprofits diagnose soft skill training needs, measure improvements in youth soft skills from a training program such as PTS, and build young people’s self-awareness.

Modality

Tessera Workforce is an online, un-proctored assessment that takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Methodology

This rigorous assessment relies on a unique combination of three question types: situational judgment tests, forced choice items, and self-report questions. Experts validate this mix as a way to ensure reliable results. Tessera Workforce uses a proprietary algorithm to analyze scores, and results are presented on a 4-star scale.

  • Measures integrity, collaboration, creativity, resilience, leadership, and work ethic
  • The skills tested map to HEXACO framework, plus integrity/honesty
  • Global research proves these skills can be reliably measured
  • Mitigates fake-ability through unique combination of question types and proprietary scoring algorithm
  • Immediate value for students through personalized report including an explanation of their score and resources for further self-reflection
  • Simple and user-friendly online administration and group reporting
  • Available now in English; Spanish coming soon

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