Psychometric Testing and Recruitment

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Author: Oliver Savill
Updated: August 28, 2020

To help you with psychometric testing and recruitment.

Psychometric Testing and Recruitment

Psychometric testing is now widely used by many companies to help them assess how suitable a job-seeking candidate may be for a particular vacancy. There are a number of different tests which can be used to assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of a candidate's character. The results of these tests, along with other factors, can provide an accurate profile of each candidate, and so help employers to determine how suitable they may be.

A psychometric test is usually performaed at the start of a recruitment process, as it can be a very effective way of determining suitability and compatibility early on. However, there are still plenty of companies who prefer to go through the traditional interview process first and then use an aptitude test to confirm their own findings at a later stage. It is worth remembering that psychometric tests typically only account for one part of a candidate's interview and so do not constitue a "pass" or "fail" all by themselves.

However, there are still plenty of companies who prefer to go through the traditional interview process first and then use an aptitude test to confirm their own findings at a later strage.

Although the thought of having to take a psychometric test or aptitude test may seem dauting to some jobseekers, being adequately prepared can help. Online practice tests are now available to help jobseekers familiarise themselves with the types of tests which they may have face to face. These practice tests can really help to increase confidence as many companies now run their tests on computers too.

Ensure you are prepared for your interview by taking some of our online psychometric tests here at AssessmentDay Ltd.

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