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L'Oreal Aptitude Tests
L'Oreal are one of the world's largest cosmetic firms and producer of consumer products. They employ people in a wide range of areas from marketing to product research and development, and have used aptitude tests in their recruitment processes for many years.
Recruitment Process at L'Oreal
L'Oreal tend to have staff intakes all year round, particularly for graduate positions where in 2010 they had graduate intakes in January, June and September. L'Oreal tend to have huge numbers of applicants for all their positions so their response times can be somewhat on the slow side but it is Loreal's policy to reply to all applicants, regardless of what the decision on their application is.
The L'Oreal recruitment workflow is similar to that of many other companies such as BDO Stoy Hayward, RSM Tenon and M&G Investments. After an applicant completes the initial online application, they are invited to take L'Oreals' online aptitude tests. Depending on the position and division of the company the tests to be taken may vary, but all applicants will face a numerical reasoning assessment as a minimum.
Successfully passing the online reasoning tests will lead candidates to an initial interview; This can take place on the phone or in person, depending on what the candidate is applying for. Successfully passing the initial interview will lead to candidates being invited to an assessment centre. Like the RSM Tenon assessment centre, it has been remarked that the L'Oreal assessment centre is less stressful and intensive than some other assessment centres. The assessment centre consists of group work, individual interviews and then for those who make it through to the final stage after lunch a final interview. The response time can be anything from a day to a few weeks, so applicants who do not hear quickly may wish to chase the company.
How L'Oreal Use Aptitude Tests
At present, it is understood that all applicants to L'Oreal have to sit a numerical reasoning test. It is thought that the L'Oreal numerical reasoning test is currently provided by PSL / Kenexa, as opposed to SHL or any of the other major brands of aptitude test or developed in house. It has been described as being a standard kind of numerical test with the sort of questions that would be expected in an SHL or PSL numerical assessment.
Advice on Taking Aptitude Tests During The L'Oreal Recruitment Process
The L'Oreal numerical reasoning test has been described as being of average difficulty as company aptitude tests go, and PracticeSHLTests.com has resources to help candidates to try and perform their best on these sorts of tests. There is a page dedicated to numerical reasoning, as well as a more general hints and tips for aptitude tests page that may prove useful as well. As stated in other places on this website, the best thing to do to prepare for this numerical assessment is to take some practice numerical reasoning tests, as practising helps candidates to understand the types of questions they will encounter. This way, a candidates limited time can be spent on answering the question, not trying to work out what the question is asking.
Where to Practice for L'Oreal Aptitude Tests
Currently the best place online to take practice PSL or SHL style numerical tests is the Assessment Day website. Assessment Day offers a large library of numerical, verbal and inductive reasoning tests to help candidates cover all the bases when it comes to company aptitude or psychometric testing. Assessment Day practice testing could make a big difference to a candidates job prospects, so get practising now.