A Personality Assessment for Nannies
Is there anything more stressful than hiring a nanny? I am sure there is, but the act of choosing someone to care for your beloved baby or child alone for long stretches of time while you are busy at the office has got to rank up there among the scariest risks many of us choose to take in our lives. Sure, we can do interviews, tryouts, reference checks, and even background checks, but it never feels like it’s enough.
The website Take Care aims to take at least some of the mystery out of the decision. The site’s NannyTest offers a psychological assessment of potential nannies or babysitters. The idea is that parents can ask the top candidate or candidates to take a 30-minute online test that will help make their decision about who to hire. Developed by an experienced psychological testing company, the 30-minute survey asks the candidate a battery of questions about her habits (drinking, gambling), personality, honesty, demeanor, and the like. It then sends the parents an easy-to-read report listing the candidate’s risk factors (does she drink? Gamble? etc.) and rating the candidate’s personality on issues such as self control and handling stress. Tests are $29.95.
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