The Guardian was developed for assessment of skilled, semi-skilled, technical, and basic entry level positions where it is important that the individual hired for the job has the mental aptitudes, behavioral traits, and math skills required for the successful performance of the job.
The Guardian asks direct admission questions concerning an applicant's history, as related to the job, regarding job-related theft and alcohol and drug usage.
The Guardian further measures an individual's ability to perform simple math functions, i.e., addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, as may be required on the job.
In addition, the Guardian assessment measures two mental aptitudes-mental acuity and numerical perception plus the following ten personality dimensions exhibited within an individual as they relate to the job description that the individual is being assessed for:
Energy - energy and drive level; how tension and stress are handled
Flexibility - integrity, reliability, dependability and work ethics
Organization - ability to plan and utilize time wisely
Communication - individual's desire to meet and interact with people
Emotional Development - level of self-confidence and ability handle pressure
Assertiveness - whether a person is a leader or a follower
Competitiveness - whether a person is team-spirited or individualistically competitive
Mental Toughness - ability to persevere and deal with obstacles in life without giving up