Candidates tell us what they want us to hear

This objection relates to what we call ‘fake-ability’: how easily the candidate can create an overly favourableimpression by answering questions in what they think is the most appropriate way.

Firstly, this isn’t possible on ability-based tests, such as cognitive ability assessments or game-based assessments.

Secondly, on other tests that ask candidates to choose statements that describe them or the extent to which they agree or disagree with certain statements, we use a variety of checks to ensure honest and consistent responses, and indentifyingsuspicious behaviours.