Psychometric Tests provide objective data for otherwise subjective measurement that would, on normal circumstances, be dependent on personal bias and perception. The test includes personality profiles, reasoning tests, motivational questionnaires and ability tests.
If you wanted to know a person’s attitude for instance, you could ask other people for their opinions, observe the individual or even ask them directly. These methods however, are biased. Psychometric test on the other hand will give you a more objective and impartial judgement.
Psychometric tests measure interests, personality and aptitude. Interests tests measure how people’s interests differ relates to their motivation, values and opinions.
Personality tests measure how people interact with their environment, other people and how each individual does things in a different way. Aptitude test measures the mental ability in an individual and shows how well we are to solve problems and execute tasks.
Benefits of Psychometric Tests
Psychometric tests enable more objective assessment of personnel. Easy to use and administer and can be given to large groups of people as opposed to other models that are individual oriented.
The feedback from psychometric tests is reliable. The results are quickly obtained.
Many of the tests are software based and can be taken online. It is cheap and time effective.
Psychometric identify the most suitable candidates in the primary stages of the recruitment process thereby reducing time that would be spend on unsuitable candidates. Provide a comprehensive way of ensuring the right candidate is selected by assessing individual abilities and personality.
What can Target do for you?
Psychometric testing of candidates. Psychological testing of new employees and the existing human resource.
These tests measure; Intelligence, behavior, language and arithmetic ability and industrial capacity.
Measures employee satisfaction. Help you understand employee trends and make decisions for promotion based on results availed through industrial psychological testing.