What is psychometric testing?
Psychometric testing is composed of standardized scientific method testing to measure the abilities, mental capabilities and behavioural traits of a candidate. The personality characteristics and abilities of the candidate are set against the requirements of the role, to see how closely they match, in an objective way.
What kind of specific behaviours can psychometric testing uncover?
- Testing for interests, values and motivation in behaviour.
- Testing for personality and behavioural styles—how the person will engage in a certain task and how they will interact with their environment and other people.
- Testing for aptitudes—evaluating a candidate’s ability in softer skills areas that are not as easily quantifiable as hard skills.
Why wouldn't you want to use psychometric testing as part of your hiring process?
What is the gold standard in psychometric testing?
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