2 Jun 2017, 06:50 — 4 min read
Psychometric Tests are scientific tools designed to assess pre-defined parameters. Different tests measure different parameters. Tests go beyond what is written in the CV or answers given during an interview to assess a person’s attributes and to what extent they are present. 85% of the Fortune 500 companies use psychometric tools as a selection aid. Understanding what parameter is to be measured can help you to select the right test and use them to improve hiring decisions.
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Type of Tests
Tests can be designed to assess:
No doubt some of these parameters can be assessed during an interview as well, while some can only be assessed using scientifically developed, objective tools.
Before administering a test, it is important to understand:
Though there are online assessment companies, at the initial stage it is best to utilise a consultant’s services to decide which tests would make the most sense, and how to use the test results. Some critical attributes cannot be measured through these tests therefore an exercise or management game would have to be used to get a full understanding of the candidate’s strengths and weaknesses. This is called a 'Test Battery'. These test batteries are also very effective in determining learnability, sociability, team, delegation and leadership styles of employees. The results can be shared for development purposes.
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