Frequently Asked Questions on GeNeX Prism
Dear reader, listed below are Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on GeNeX Prism. Feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a query which has not been answered.
1. What is GeNeX?
GeNeX is an initiative of LASSIB Society. It nurtures human potential across industries and societies.
2. What is GeNeX Prism
GeNeX Prism is one of the product of GeNeX. You may be aware that a ray of light is split into its constituents colours when it goes through a prism. Similarly, when a person goes through GeNeX Prism, the person can see the spectrum of his / her skills and related strengths and weakness.
3. Is GeNeX Prism relevant for specific category of individual?
GeNeX Prism has been designed to assess a broad range of behavioural and functional skills of an individual. For example, in GeNeX Prism’s behavioural assessment an individual can assess his 36 skill area. Similarly through a functional prism an individual can assess functional skills specific to her industry.
A GeNeX Prism therefore is relevant to an individual from any industry and experience. And the skills that get assessed could be customized to an individual’s industry and experience.
4. How does GeNeX team decide on the applicable skills that should be assessed through a GeNeX prism?
As highlighted before, skills in a GeNeX Prisms methodology is applicable for behavioural and functional skills. Let’s take them one by one.
The behaviour skills are common across industries and experience of an individual. These are basic skills that an individual will need to demonstrate to be able to successful in her career. Our Organizational Behaviour experts have carefully selected and defined the behavioural skills that are essential for a successful life, both professionally and personally.
In functional skills, you will find that there are certain skills which commonly needs to be displayed across multiple industries. And there are skills which are specific to a function or industry. For example, how skilfully you align yourself to your organization’s vision and mission is a skill that needs to be demonstrated in any organization. However, your Predictive maintenance skill is relevant to either operations, maintenance or procurement functions only. The functional skills, therefore, are defined by our relevant industry expert.
Our team have expertise in multiple industries including Petrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals, IT & ITES, BFSI and Logistics.
5. Who creates GeNeX Prism assessment questions?
GeNeX Prism questions are created by a team with expertise in following areas:
1. Organizational Behaviour & Psychometry
2. Functional and industry experts
The former team of experts works with the latter experts to build both behavioural and functional assessments
6. Is GeNeX Prism an Ipsative, normative(norm-referenced) or criterion-referenced test?
Depending on its application, GeNeX Prism can be an ipsative, normative or a criterion-referenced test. Let’s take one by one.
Multiple organizations have leveraged GeNeX Prism to improve skill of their people. In such cases, the employees go through a pre and post assessment which validates their skill improvement.
GeNeX Prism can also be a normative test, which means that the skill spectrum of an individual is compared with the skill spectrum of all the individuals who have taken the assessment. In the example cited in the last para, when the individuals get their relative scores (compared other employees in the same organization), it is a normative assessments.
GeNeX Prism can also be a criterion-reference test, in which an individual can assess whether she fits into a specific role.
If an organization uses GeNeX Prism for recruitment, then GeNeX Prism would be leveraged as a normative test. However, if an organization wants to leverage GeNeX Prism for its Training Need Analysis and role-fitment analysis, then GeNeX Prism becomes a criterion-reference test. When used as a criterion-referenced test, the benchmark (or the criteria) is defined by our experts in consultation with the organization.
Note for our inquisitive readers: Ipsative test is one in which an individual’s performance is compared her own past performance. In such tests, the performance of an individual with respect to her peers is not relevant. For example, you could run 2 miles in 5 minutes a month ago. Now you can run 3 miles in 5 minutes. This test is an ipsative one.
7. How does GeNeX team ensures integrity of GeNeX assessments?
The GeNeX team, along with the LASSIB team, is taking steps towards developing next generation human potential. We have and will continue to make efforts to ensure that integrity of GeNeX assessments are vouched by us and our customers. The first two aspects of integrity of our assessments are: The reliability of assessments questions and the methodology of testing.
The reliability of assessments questions: The psychometric testing, as a field of study, was initiated 19th century. However, it is in the last century that most of the significant work happened in the area of psychometric testing. The test for reliability psychometric tests came into existence in early 20th century. Over the period of time the several methods like Classical Test Theory and Item response theory were developed. However, it is Generalizability Theory (or Generalizability Test or G Test) which fares better when it comes to deciding the reliability of our assessments questions. It is better in several ways: One, it acknowledges that variation in assessment condition can affect the outcome of the assessment. Which means that the test can decompose an observed measurement into its components. Some of the relevant example of the components include time, skills, industry, experience, assessment creators and the assesse (which tests repeatability and reproducibility) themselves. Second, it is better for a scenario like GeNeX Prism where the assessment can be used as both normative and criterion-referenced test. In other words, Generalizability Theory can be used to test reliability of assessments which fall into more than one category (normative and criterion-referenced).
The methodology of Testing: GeNeX assessments are proctored. A dedicated team of individuals are assigned the task of proctoring the test. The proctors check for two deviances: One, the proctors look out for individuals who may use any mode or method to communicate with anyone else during the assessment. Second, the proctors also monitor specific test statistics like Coefficient of Internal Consistency, Discrimination Index, Kurtosis, among other, to check for patterns of cheating and test reliability.
The third aspect of integrity is natural validation of the assessments scores. So far, we have conducted more than 30,000 assessments. We have also sampled more than 220 assessments where a direct and personal feedback was taken from assesse’s line manager. There was a high correlation between manager’s feedback of the assesse and assesse’s scores in GeNeX Prism.