The combination of the BFSI personality test with the SMART cognitive ability test makes it possible to test important factors for professional success. This combination is suitable both for investigations in personnel selection as well as personnel development. The right mix of ability and personality helps users to make a prediction about whether applicants can develop into successful employees and also for targeted supporting of employees in personnel development. The SMART ability test includes work-related tasks with corresponding overarching work-related stories which is intended to achieve high criterion validity in addition to face validity. The materials of the BFSI personality test are not explicitly embedded in the work context. This makes it possible to also receive valid results for applicants with little professional experience while still drawing on the advantages of an attractive contextualization and already bringing the applicants into the world of work during testing.
For all tests included in the test combination, there is proof for content validity as well as on construct and criterion validity. Construct validity could be proven via the analysis of the correlations with construct-related and construct-unrelated tests. In addition, confirmatory factor analyses prove the factor structure of the tests used. In addition, there is evidence with external criteria such as work effort or success.