Adaptability is usually assessed as part of a personality assessment, as it is a trait that informs work behaviour. However, it can and should be tested separately, especially for roles in industries where innovation, disruption and change are common, such as technology, software, and even customer service.
The test is based on unexpected but realistic workplace scenarios that call on employees to behave flexibly while still exhibiting strong performance.
In situations where employees have limited control or are impacted by uncertainty, such as changes to role responsibilities, downsizing, absent team members, urgent last-minute tasks, and more, employers need to be able to rely on their people to still get the work done.
This test is meant to illustrate how candidates will behave in these situations.