WHAT IS THE MANAGEMENT REPORT?
Does the job require the ability to analyze information related to program operations and write clear, concise reports with sound recommendations? The Management Report places candidates in a scenario that is realistic and appropriate for any job that requires analysis and report writing skills. Candidates must evaluate the information given, which includes memos and letters, program goals and methods used to evaluate results, data that reflects on program operations and goal attainment, as well as information pertaining to management methods and practices. The ability to analyze information and write effective reports is often in short supply in jobs where it is of paramount importance. Having a good vocabulary, being effective in oral expression, and similar abilities are no guarantee that the individual has an analytical bent coupled with effective written communication skills. Effective reports reflect the ability to:
>>>>• Identify problems and possible causes of problems
>>>>• Develop alternative solutions to problems and make logical decisions
>>>>• Express ideas in good grammatical form with smooth transitions
>>>>• Present ideas and facts in a clear, organized manner
>>>>• Present ideas in a way that captures the attention of the listener
POSITIONS USED FOR?
The Management Report is appropriate for a variety of jobs, ranging from entry professional staff positions to supervisory or management jobs. It may be used for any position that requires the ability to analyze program goals in relation to program data and operational results. Some job examples are given below. There are private and public sector forms of the test.
MANAGEMENT REPORT USED FOR:
>>>• Any supervisory or management position
>>>• Administrative Analyst
>>>• Human Resources Specialist
>>>• Program Analyst
>>>• Equal Employment Opportunity Analyst
>>>• Executive or Administrative Assistant
The Management Report is available online only. The test provides background information on the management and goal attainment of a hypothetical program (or department). Assessees are given two hours to evaluate the information and write a report with recommendations. Assessees must be able to evaluate a variety of information, including "before and after" data, budget allocations, and statements contained in various memos and letters to identify problems and reach sound conclusions.
SCORING & REPORTING OF RESULTS
MPS does all of the scoring for you. Results include a rank-ordered list and behavioral checklists that describe each assessee's demonstrated behaviors with respect to Problem Analysis, Decision Making, and Written Communication. Results are supplied via email in pdf format.
SOME MANAGEMENT REPORT ISSUES
>>>• Analytical Ability: Evaluation of data and claims by others
>>>• Inter-relationships: Identifying related issues
>>>• Data Analysis: Noting trends and implications
>>>• Goal Attainment: Logical analysis of results relative to goals
>>>• Developing Alternatives: Supporting conclusions with facts.