The Smart Questionnaire

Harrison Assessments’ SmartQuestionnaire™ sets the standard for assessment questionnaires. It provides a comprehensive, yet condensed, questionnaire that measures all the factors relative to job success, eliminates the need for interpretation, detects and prevents deception – all the while substantially reducing an employer’s legal risks.

The SmartQuestionnaire™ provides the foundation for meeting the five greatest challenges of employment assessment:

  1. measuring all the important factors,
  2. providing an overall score that explicitly indicates the overall potential for job success,
  3. minimizing the time it takes to complete the assessment,
  4. preventing and detecting deception and,
  5. reducing legal exposure.


Most assessments do not identify the ideal fit because they don’t measure all the factors that relate to job success. Harrison Assessments’ measures both eligibility (education, experience, and skills) and suitability (job related behaviour), and integrates all the factors that relate to job success into one assessment.

Assessments that measure only part of the success factors or provide separate results for various assessment types are not effective because the interviewer has to guess what the impact is on job performance. Harrison Assessments’ results don’t require interpretation because it integrates all the results into one final score. Consequently, the best candidates are accurately and consistently identified every time.

In addition, assessment questionnaires should take a minimal amount of time to complete. Otherwise, many candidates, especially the best candidates who have numerous job opportunities, won’t apply. Harrison Assessments’ 5-minute eligibility questionnaire minimizes the total number of questions needed to provide comprehensive insight into eligibility. We accomplish this by dynamically generating questions based on the previous answers.

Our comprehensive behavioural assessment takes less than 30 minutes to complete, yet asks the equivalent of a full day of multiple-choice questions. It does this by leveraging our advanced cross-referencing technologies that make over 8,000 comparisons, providing the equivalent amount of information of 2,700 multiple-choice questions.

Built-In Lie Prevention

Our test results indicate that more than 10% of the applicants are either attempting to cheat behavioural assessments or are not paying sufficient attention when completing it to obtain a genuine result.

Our SmartQuestionnaire™ prevents deception because it contains only positive statements that are ranked according to what the candidate enjoys most. We avoid using negative questions or vague questions that make people feel the need to be deceptive. We don’t have a need to ask negative questions because our system conducts an extensive analysis of more than 50 potential negative traits by analysing the relationship among the answers.

The Harrison test authentication methods include 3 psychological methodologies as well as one technological mechanism. We do not elaborate on the details of these mechanisms (except to the professionals who use our system) in order to preserve their effectiveness for general applicants.

Meets Legal Requirements of the EEOC

It is essential that employers use assessments, especially a behavioural assessment, because it is the most effective means to avoid hiring employees who might create legal exposure. However, the assessment needs to be legally defensible. Harrison Assessments’ offers an assessment that is very defensible because all of the questions used, including the behavioural questions, closely follow the job analysis for the specific job. Consequently, the strong face validity effectively counters any argument of unfair adverse impact. In addition, it has extensive case studies that demonstrate the ability to identify success factors. It meets all the legal requirements of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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