Psychometric Testing can help organisations in many ways such as staff development and succession planning. The most popular use of psychometric testing in Ireland is to help organisations assess, select and hire the right staff. Testing is increasing in popularity with most top companies in Ireland using psychometric tools. Surveys have indicated that 80% of the FTSE 100 companies use some form of psychometric assessment or testing.
Psychometric Testing explained
Psychometric Testing is the area of study concerned with measurement of “psychological” aspects of an individual such as abilities, personality skills or knowledge. The type of testing used by companies will vary and depend on the role or the company in question. The most popular tools used by organisations include;
Ability Tests – There is a wide range of ability tests and the most common used are verbal and numerical tests. These tools measure an individual’s current ability and future potential. Ability tests can be access online or onsite in a normal test environment.
Personality Questionnaires – Questionnaires provide an indication of an individual’s preferred behavioural style at work, information on how An individual will fit into a certain work environment, how they work with other’s and how they will cope with different requirements of a job. Personality Questionnaires are administered online.
The benefits of Psychometric Testing
There are many benefits of using psychometric testing.
Traditional recruitment tools simply do not work – It has been proven that CV’s and traditional interviews do not help organisations get the right people and research proves this point. Most CV’s contain lies and most interviews are a glorified chat relying on the skill of the interviewer who is normally not skilled. Research has indicated that a combination of competency interview and objective assessment (psychometric testing) is the most accurate approach in predicting suitability for a job.
Save Time – Psychometric Assessment is often the solution when organisations are faced with high volume applications and recruitment. Organisations can make selection decisions based of objective information.
Saves Money – Using testing will save you money. It will reduce the chances of making a wrong hire which will lead to reduced turnover and improved performance. If you have ever hired the wrong person you will accept that this can cost the company up to three times salary.
Fairness & Objectivity – The whole recruitment process is becoming a legal minefield. Psychometric testing is a fair and objective way to recruit. It helps eliminate subjectivity and will support your recruitment decisions if challenged.
Psychometric Assessment & Testing Service in Ireland
Measurability is a key partner of SHL in Ireland. We offer an extensive range of psychometric testing tools including ability tests, aptitude tests and personality questionnaires (OPQ32). We have the technology to offer online testing. We support a wide variety of companies across Ireland from all industry sectors. Read a list of our clients and what they said about our services. Contact us or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like any more information about psychometric testing.