Business Attribute Inventory (BAI)

The Business Attribute Inventory measures the desire and intention to use one's critical thinking skills to identify, interpret and resolve workplace problems and issues.  

BAI Purpose

When Hiring Smart Counts, Measure the Characteristics That Matter.  Employers need people who are both willing and able to think. The Business Attribute Inventory is intended for use with the general population of adults, including high school graduates, community and technical college students, and undergraduates.

  • The BAI is designed for the evaluation of the full spectrum of job candidates, from those applying for seasonal, temporary or part time positions to those seeking full time, long term or executive level positions.
  • Colleges, universities and training programs use BAI to ensure that students are developing the motivational attributes to use their critical thinking skills in the workplace.
  • Employers use the BAI to build workplace teams of smart people who are both willing and able to contribute to problem solving and increased productivity.

BAI Overview

Set in business contexts, the items on the BAI ask the test taker to indicate the degree to which they agree or disagree with statements expressing familiar opinions, beliefs, values, expectations and perceptions that relate to the reflective formation of reasoned judgments. Set in business contexts, the items use no technical vocabulary or critical thinking jargon.

The BAI can be administered in 25 minutes.

Scales Reported

Results on the BAI provide important information about a test taker’s dependability, job commitment, honesty, desire to work, willingness to learn, desire to think, workplace flexibility, professionalism, desire to work, and workplace tolerance.  These professional attributes are key indicators of high performance in working professionals or prospective students and employees.                                                                                                      

Test Administration

Insight Assessment offers a full service assessment solution, providing the industry’s most complete and cost-effective array of flexible testing options including app and browser based online administration as well as the traditional paper and pencil method. Secure, encrypted online testing is available 24x7x365 on our multilingual delivery options.  An in-app tutorial makes navigation easy. Tests are available directly at your site or multiple sites, at test centers or to individuals. Clients are able to select and offer their test takers one or more of the testing methods which are suitable for their specific test environments and needs. Insight Assessment testing specialists will work directly with your in-house technology representative during set-up to ensure a smooth solution.

Recommended Companion Assessments

Engaging problems and making decisions using critical thinking involves both skills and habits of mind. For a complete assessment of a test taker's critical thinking, it is recommended that test takers be assessed on both skills and dispositions. Companion assessment measures result in a comprehensive measurement of whether a test taker is ‘willing and able’ to think well.

We recommend that the Business Attributes Inventory be taken in conjunction with the Business Critical Thinking Skills Test (BCTST) or the Business Reasoning Test (BRT) .

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