The Tool

Simica is a custom assessment tool, unique in methodology. Simica creates virtual assessments which are based on your specific work environment and challenges faced by your team.Simica can be used in your Recruitment process or for the assessment and training of existing staff.

The Tool

Simica is a custom assessment tool, unique in methodology. Simica creates virtual assessments which are based on your specific work environment and challenges faced by your team.Simica can be used in your Recruitment process or for the assessment and training of existing staff.

An assessment as unique as you business

High Fidelity- Maintain your predictive power

Methodology Backed by Academia

Multiple Uses- Recruitment, training and realistic job preview

Administer Anywhere Avoid Bias

Reporting - Just the way you like it

An assessment as unique as you business

High Fidelity- Maintain your predictive power

Methodology Backed by Academia

Multiple Uses- Recruitment, training and realistic job preview

Administer Anywhere Avoid Bias

Reporting - Just the way you like it

  • Using Situational Judgement Test Methodolody, internal stakeholders are surveyed to identify challenging work or cultural scenarios

  • This information is used to map out scenarios, which are finalised by internal experts

  • Alternately, Simica can take existing Scenarios executed in existing tests and bring these into the virtual space

  • Simica draws on proven academic research surrounding Realistic Job Preview and Situational Assessment.

  • Simica assessments produce vivid environments (a digital version of your workplace).

  • Virtual Environments are mapped using photographs of real work spaces, maximising test fidelity.

  • Simica's custom reporting structures will ensure you get the HR Analytics you need to make a sound assessment

  • Fully or Partially automated HR reporting will allow you to easily compare and contrast candidates Simica can provide raw data which can integrate with your existing recruitment or training database

  • Gameplay is developed based on required reporting structures

  • Information is collected in a number of ways ranging from simple multiple choice questions, right through to audio response reactions to posed questions and scenarios.

  • Storyboarding is used to identify the critical information collection points and reccomended gameplay methods to illicit the most honest responses

The Method

Scenario

Environment

Reporting

Gameplay

The Science

Simica is a new breed of situational assessment, drawing on elements of traditional testing and bringing those into a single, multipurpose assessment.

Realistic Stimuli

Maximise Response Fidelity

Minimise Bias

Flexible Pathways

Situational Assessment

Realistic Job Previews

Realistic Stimuli

Maximise Response Fidelity

Minimise Bias

Flexible Pathways

Situational Assessment

Realistic Job Previews

  • Realistic stimuli are more likely to evoke a natural response (improve response fidelity)

  • Realistic stimuli also assist in the provision of realistic job preview

  • Realistic Stimuli have the added benefit of improving engagement in the game and the overall process.

  • Audio and visual cues enable flexibility in the makeup of scenarios, which is not possible with pen and paper testing.

  • Internal Stakeholders are surveyed to identify challenging work or cultural scenarios, multiple information sources reduce bias

  • Information is then carefully disceted by the team at Simica in consultation with Managers and SME's

  • Final scenarios are then mapped out and enter development phase, this process ensures transparency in the development of the tool and mitigates bias

  • Tests are administered online, eliminating administrator bias

  • Situational testing consistently shows incremental validity over cognitive ability, job knowledge, job experience and conscientiousness.

  • As far as technology is concerned, assessment has developed to the point of Video SJT's, however these are usually limited to basic response types

  • Video SJT's have been found to be significantly more face valid and showed significantly lower levels of adverse impact than traditional SJT's. This can be attributed to the increase in fidelity that video provides

  • Simica takes this to the next level, with hyper realistic animations with user controlled navigation bringing the user as close as possible to reality.

  • Academic literature suggests that cultural adjustment is closely linked to lowering expectations of candidates relocating

  • This can be achieved in part through the provision of realistic job previews

  • Simica's hyperrealistic assessment environments allows you to provide realistic previews of what life and work is like

  • This is invaluable to a candidate considering relocation, or even a move to a new company.

  • Response fidelity has been a longstanding ‘bottle-neck’ on test validity

  • Simica fills the gap in test validity by offering a high fidelity test, and offering more natural responses to questions

  • Empirical evidence demonstrates that using multimedia technology as a method of response does increase validity

  • Available response types include multiple choice response, reaction time, click to identify, recording number of incorrect clicks, verbal response, recorded webcam response, first person point of view control to navigate a person through an office or mine site to identify hazards, select a person to respond to and formulate a response, click and drag objects to move them to simulate actions.

Scientific Benefits

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Test Fidelity High
Realistic, test is developed to replicate the tasks encountered in the workplace. Simica is not off the shelf, it is built to mirror real workspaces and environments
Varies
Other situational tests can set up scenarios, however these scenarios are usually non-visual or unnatural.
Response Fidelity High
The quality of the Simica environment helps ellicit the true response of a candidate when faced with a situation. The visual and audio environment mimics real life and the candidate is given a realistic timeframe to respond. This greatly improves response fidelity
Restricted
Off the shelf solutions, interviews and traditional pen and paper based SJT's are limited in response fidelity. The candidate can choose from a number of responses, but not communicate their own.
Realistic Job Preview Complete Preview
Simica puts candidates in real life work environments. They will be able to associate scenes in the test with the office or workspace they will occupy should that attain the role. Short of bringing the candidate into the work environment, there is no test on the market offering a realistic preview integrated into a test.
Limited
Although pen and paper and interview situational testing can give the candidate some idea of what may be encountered, there is still the lack of visual and audio stimuli required to give a true preview of what is in store.
Cultural Adjustment* Assisting
Research has proven that giving candidate a realistic job preview through the use of situational assessment greatly decreases culture shock and lowers expectations. This in turn allows the candidate to settle more rapidly into their new culture. Simica is built to digitalise your work environment. *Motivational Cultural Intelligence, Realistic Job Preview, Realistic Living Conditions Preview and Cross-Cultural Adjustment
Assessing
Situational testing is less relevant to cultural adjustment, you can assess someone would react in a cultural situation, but the use of cultural intelligence testing in combination with realistic job preview is most effective.
Candidate Engagement Engaging
Realistic and job relevant testing increases engagement, as does stimulating content with elements of gamification. Gamification has been shown to increase candidate engagement and Simica is at its core a recruitment game.
Repetitive
Experienced candidates have likely seen it all before when it comes to off the shelf testing. Completing the same test again is unlikely to see the candidate highly engaged

Practical Benefits

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Results and Reporting Customised
Simica's reporting structures are developed prior to gameplay development, and are completely customisable. Completing this step prior to gameplay development is critical in ensuring that you collect the data you require to make sound decisions
Rigid
Generally pre-structured, with rigid result output which may not be relevant to your company or your role.
Time and Cost Initial Investment, Low Cost Long Term
Simica involves an initial investment in development, and has a low ongoing maintenance cost wih unlimited testing
High Ongoing Costs
Many other forms of testing charge based on volume, making Simica the wise choice for bulk assessment or long term solutions.
Customisation Completely customisable
built to your company standards and work environments. You can tailor the questions and responses to generate data to provide the HR Metrics you need to make good decisions. Situational interview questions can be integrated into the Simica environment to generate recommended interview questions to match the candidate's test output and confirm results at interview
Minimal
Off the shelf solutions generally allow for little or no customisation.
Response Flexibility Flexible
Simica allows for full response flexibility. Candidates can be instructed to respond via Audio, multiple choice, short answer, rank response or any other way required by the client
Rigid
Traditional testing is usually limited to a single response type
Employer Branding Enhancing
Simica environments are built to model the same buildings, offices and environments of your company. As a premium solution, Simcia shows you are committed to the candidate experience and being a cutting edge technology, Simica will be viewed favourably by potential candidates
No Impact
Off the shelf solutions and traditional testing don't give the candidate a sense that a company is a market leader, and is unlikely to impact the employer brand.
Assessment Progression Branching Pathways
Simica works off an ideal pathway scenario. If the candidate strays from the ideal pathway throughout the assessment they can be given opportunity to adjust their behaviours through branching questions. Simica then gives a variance between the ideal response and the candidate response.
Rigid Pathways
Traditional testing is usually structured to an question/response format

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