Psychometric Test for Managers

A situational judgement based assessment of managerial capabilities

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SHL Scenarios

SHL Scenarios is a Situational Judgement Test which offers valuable insights into managerial judgement. It assesses how an individual would handle challenging real world management situations and workplace pressures. As a result, it is widely used in the recruitment process for screening Graduates, Managers and Directors, as well as Senior Executives.

SHL Scenarios is an un-timed online psychometric assessment, which typically takes around 30 minutes to complete. During this time, the individual’s situational judgement is tested using a number of realistic management/executive level scenarios. Each have several possible responses.

The individual then rates these responses on a six point scale from ‘highly undesirable’ to ‘highly desirable’. Finally, the results are compared with pre-defined expert answers, in order to provide a detailed assessment of managerial judgement.

The SHL Scenarios Report

Two versions of the SHL Scenarios Test are available – one to measure situational judgement in Graduates and Managers and another for assessing Senior Executives.

The Scenarios report provides an overall management judgement scale. This includes how the individual is likely to cope with the day-to-day demands of a real life executive or senior management role. Results are then benchmarked against an appropriate comparison group.

Example Reports

Managerial Judgement

In addition, SHL Scenarios provides detailed feedback on different aspects of managerial judgement, broken down into three key components:

  • People management
    Explores the manager’s capabilities for effectively managing a team. It identifies how adept the individual is at resolving disputes and addressing morale, as well as motivation and performance issues in the workplace.
  • Managing objectives
    Offers an important insight into the manager’s leadership skills in handling current business and operational challenges, in a practical and pragmatic manner. It also indicates the individual’s likely focus and delivery against key objectives, as well as their capabilities in building relationships, task prioritisation and effective consultation.
  • Corporate and reputation management
    Provides feedback on the manager’s outlook regarding maintaining a supportive and positive stance that benefits the whole organisation and helps protect corporate reputation. In addition, it highlights how willing and adept the individual is at tackling important issues facing the organisation.

Uses and Applications

In summary, SHL Scenarios can be used in the following contexts:

  • As a psychometric test for managers, graduates, directors and executives, for use in the recruitment and selection process
  • For interview pre-screening and within an assessment centre
  • As part of a coaching or mentoring programme
  • Input into a management development programme
  • Also, for identifying management potential for internal promotion

Combine with SHL OPQ

You may also wish to consider combining SHL Scenarios with an SHL OPQ. As a result, you would then obtain enhanced behavioural profiling metrics.

Buy SHL Scenarios Tests

KSL Training has an SHL license to sell and administer SHL’s psychometric tests, as well as online assessment products. The table below shows our pricing.

Prices include report administration and consultancy support to help you fully understand and interpret the test results.

Type of SHL Test

Price (Each)

SHL Management and Graduate Scenarios Test

(Manager level test)

One test needed per candidate.
Approx 30 minutes to complete.

£175.00 + VAT

SHL Executive Scenarios Test

(Executive level test)

One test needed per candidate.
Approx 30 minutes to complete.

£195.00 + VAT

SHL Scenarios Candidate Feedback

Optional feedback for one candidate, via Zoom or MS Teams (for up to 30 minutes). Also available by telephone (UK landline or mobile only).

Price quoted provides feedback on one test.

£125.00 + VAT

Candidate Withdrawal Fee

Administrative fee to allow the re-use of SHL Scenarios test/s as a result of a candidate withdrawing from the assessment process. Conditions apply.

Price is per candidate.

£50.00 + VAT


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Situational judgement tests

  • For Managers
  • Full consultancy support
  • Cost effective
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