In the early 1950s, industrial psychologists were disenchanted with their inconsistent ability to predict job performance - in particular, leader effectiveness. They turned their attention from traits to typical worker behaviours as predictors on job performance and leader effectiveness.

This turned out ultimately to be an insightful move. Worker knowledge of appropriate behaviours in typical work situations turns out to be an effective predictor of future job performance.


Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs) can be designed around your own competency/capability framework or Podium's own framework.

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Situational judgement tests (SJTs) are a type of measurement method that can be used to assess a variety of managerial dimensions. When designed well, SJTs provide an outstanding candidate experience.


Behavioural competencies describe the knowledge, skills, and behaviour required to perform job roles. They are future-focused. Research shows they get the attention of executives in discussions about hiring.

The best way to measure competencies is with contextual assessments such as multisouce/360-degree feedback and situational judgment tests (SJTs). Podium has deep expertise in design of SJTs and 360 feedback instruments to measure competency and capability frameworks.