REACT Video Testing System for Adult Corrections
Candidates for criminal justice jobs may be too weak to work with offenders, susceptible to manipulation, too harsh or prone to over-involvement. REACT is a specifically designed, research-based, video simulation test that identifies outstanding candidates well suited for these demanding jobs. REACT is a useful and valid component for any job where incumbents interact with offenders. REACT scores should be considered when hiring personnel for:
- Probation/Parole (Community Corrections)
- Community Based Residences and Programs
- Mental Health Security
- Counselor/Social Worker/Case Manager
- Facility Support
- Program Support
- Administrative Support
- Court Worker
- Medical Personnel
- Management Personnel
REACT Benefits include:
- Identifying Candidates Suited to Work with Offenders
- Identifying Top Candidates in the First Phase of Testing
- Lower Adverse Impact
- Easy Administration
- Quick Scoring Turnaround
- Dimensional Score Reports
- Reduced Cost and Hiring Times
REACT Human Relations Video Test
REACT also includes test components for other important job skills needed in most criminal justice jobs:
- Interactive Style with Offenders
- Response to Offender Behaviors
- Gaining Cooperation
- Recognizing Situations and Behaviors
- Rule Enforcement and Discipline
- Professional Attitude and Conduct
REACT Reading Test
- Standard Reading Level for Correctional and Probation Officers
REACT Count Test
- Keeping Track of Inmate Movement and Count for Correctional Officers
REACT Report Writing Video Test
- Observation Skills
- Accurate Report Writing
- Basic Writing Competency for Correctional Officers
REACT is not a paper and pencil personality checklist. REACT uses simulation of actual job circumstances to understand how candidates will respond. Dimensional scores provide a preview of behavioral patterns to expect if the candidate is placed in a job requiring offender contact. Overall judgment scores plus candidate response patterns in the following eight dimensions are reported.
||Too Weak, Susceptible to Manipulation
|Courteous Communication Style
|Professional Relations with Offenders
||Involved at Offender Level
Ergometrics' Tests are Fair, with lower adverse impact.
Content and criterion validation show a high correlation between scoring well on Ergometrics' tests and on-the-job success.
"The new Video Testing is the way to go before hiring a candidate or new hire that will be in close contact with the offenders."
American Correctional Association
REACT Promote Supervisory Exams are validated tests that measure ability to supervise and manage staff in correctional settings. REACT Promote consists of a video-based employee observation component and a series of written situational judgment questions, all specific to corrections. REACT Promote includes both numerical ranking by total score and dimensional scores in these areas:
- Managing Performance
- Training/Career Development
- Interpersonal Relations
- Managing Conflict
- Managing Change
- Changing Role to Supervisor
- Working with Management
- Discipline and Managing Difficult Employees
- Team Development/Delegation
- Prioritization/Effective Use of Resources
- Offender Management
Using dimensional scores helps you customize your interview process to find those candidates most suited for promotion. Additionally, dimensional scores provide helpful feedback for candidates on areas they can improve.
Custom Promotional Exams
Ergometrics' consulting team has extensive background in creating custom exam items from assigned sources, including internal documents such as department SOPs.
REACT Training complements REACT Testing and addresses employee patterns that are challenging to supervisory staff, including: unnecessary harshness, over-involvement with offenders, susceptibility to manipulation and low team orientation. Each module is specifically designed to make a strong impact on new or veteran employees whose performance suffers due to one or more of the common dysfunctions often observed in those who work with offenders. REACT Training provides strategies, techniques and tools that help employees better understand their responsibilities and the impact of their behaviors.
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