Practical tasks

Practical tasks are tasks which we assign in order to effectively identify the Candidate’s competencies: the totality of knowledge, abilities/skills, values, and personal qualities that manifest through behaviour and allow to do a certain job well. The assignment of practical tasks combined with structured interviews and psychological testing helps to assess Candidates with a high degree of accuracy.

1. We will clarify your expectations.

We will analyse the job position offered to your Candidates, clarify what knowledge and skills are required for the job and what are your expectations and requirements.

2. We will select targeted tasks.

We will select the tasks that will be assigned in the selection process after we have identified the necessary competences of the Candidates. Tasks can be done individually or in groups.

Types of practical tasks:
Job related tasks.

It is an activity when the Candidate does what he/she will actually do in his/her job. Such tasks are intended for assessing specific skills or professional knowledge. Work related tasks include: creating a document template, writing a document in a foreign language, writing a business letter, preparing a presentation of the company, preparing a business plan, writing an offer, editing the contents of an inaccurate document, performing calculations with MS Office Excel.

Simulation tasks.

When performing these tasks specific work situations are being simulated. Letters, contracts, and sets of documents are used for this purpose, work-related situations are being simulated and resolved, etc. When performing their tasks, Candidates demonstrate how they set priorities, analyse, plan, make decisions, and communicate. Simulation tasks may include: document analysis, work organization, work delegation, time scheduling, ability to manage information, ability to interact with media, etc.

Group tasks.

During group tasks, a situation in which everyone plays a role is being simulated. Tasks can be of two kinds: when a participant is assigned a role beforehand, or when he/she has no role. Group tasks include: negotiation, role playing, group discussion without a leader, conflict resolution, etc.

“Document basket” tasks.

These tasks allow to test the Candidates’ ability to effectively manage large information flows, analyse facts and figures, and make decisions in stressful situations. During these tasks, Candidates are provided with emails, telephone reports, other correspondence, and information about the structure of the organisation and positions within it. Candidates need to make decisions regarding relevant issues, make priorities, plan workloads, delegate tasks, and make recommendations regarding next steps based on the information they have received.

Analysis of a situation.

During this task, the Candidate is provided with information or documents related to the particular situation. The candidate is asked to present his/her action plan, make recommendations, briefly present his/her insights (present or write a brief report on the situation). The situation analysis method allows to test the Candidate’s ability to analyse information, present his/her insights in a clear and logical manner, justify proposed solutions, and present his/her opinion both in writing and during a discussion.

Summary of the documents submitted.

This summary allows to test and evaluate the Candidates’ writing, analysing, and summarizing skills. A well-written summary must allow the reader to form an opinion on a set of documents.

3. We will organize the performance of tasks.

We will create tasks intended for a specific selection process, set a deadline for their completion, and share the tasks with the Candidates. Candidates may complete the tasks at home or during the meeting at the Emplonet divisions in Vilnius, Kaunas, or Klaipėda.

4. We will provide you with information.

We will evaluate the Candidate’s competencies necessary to perform the offered job well and summarize the results of the tasks. We will provide you with information about the Candidates and their suitability for the job position offered.

5. We will give feedback to the Candidate.

After summarizing the results of the completed tasks, we will share them with the Candidates.