Why Employers Use Aptitude Testing
Psychometric testing comes in various forms, but essentially breaks down into three categories: ability, personality and interests.
Many companies introduce a psychometric test early on in the recruitment process to quickly identify candidates with the right combination of personality and skills.
One survey found that over 95% of companies in the FTSE 100 use a psychometric or aptitude test. Specifically, the civil service, the police and airlines incorporate them in their recruitment process.
Reports show that, the larger the company, the more likely it is to use the tests – 63.2 percent of businesses with over one hundred employees use them compared to around a third of organisations with under 10 members of staff. And the popularity of these tests is on the rise.
By using an aptitude test, a recruiter will be able to assess potential, and recognise the desired traits for future employees to ensure the business’s continued success.
However, a psychometric test isn’t something to worry about. After all, if you have the skills and personality your prospective employer needs, that should come across on the day.
Thought you couldn’t prepare for these assessments? Think again. At Assessment Day, we give you the chance to practice, using very accurate material. Our numerical, verbal and inductive reasoning tests show you the assessments employers use.
By becoming familiar with the tests you will face, you will be better prepared to perform your best. Don’t let your test score let you down.