Why test train drivers in a standardized way?
The job description of a locomotive driver includes not only locomotive drivers, but also tram and subway drivers. This broad definition of the profession makes one thing necessary: checking suitability by means of standardised psychological tests. Locomotive drivers are required to do much more than simply take an interest in the railway system or have a basic technical understanding, they must also be physically and mentally fit for the job.
Whether someone is suitable as a driver also depends on the personality traits that the person must possess. Simplify your selection of applicants by relying on SCHUHFRIED's standardised aptitude tests.
Thanks to years of experience in the field of psychological testing SCHUHFRIED was able to define test dimensions for train drivers.
What characteristics should train drivers have?
Are you looking for applicants who meet the requirements of a driver? Then pay attention to traffic safety relevant characteristics when selecting applicants.
Locomotive drivers are under a lot of pressure every day because they are not only responsible for the functioning of the train, tram or underground. In addition to the assumed technical understanding of applicants, certain performance and personality traits are also important. On the one hand, future locomotive drivers must be able to cope with irregular working hours and shift work and always deliver cognitive high performance, and on the other hand, this job profile is also associated with absences of several days from the place of residence. Independent working becomes a major factor in the selection of applicants.
In addition to performance-related characteristics, train drivers must also have basic psychological prerequisites: Ability to work under pressure, conscientiousness and also emotional stability. The latter is often the focus of attention, as train drivers not only take responsibility for themselves, but also for the well-being of their passengers. Mindful behaviour is therefore important.
In order to determine the suitability of applicants, you should rely on the test set SARAIL. In this way you can easily and efficiently find new and, above all, reliable personnel.