Psychometric Tools

What are psychometrics and why is everyone using them?

Psychometrics are sophisticated tools designed to measure individual differences in a number of areas such as emotional intelligence, ability, personality and motivation. When used in combination with other information sources they provide a powerful insight into why people behave in the way they do. Psychometrics also help predict future behaviour and performance and therefore are an instrumental tool in business planning.

We host hundreds of psychometrics on our secure online platform and it’s important to think about what will work for your organisation. If you don’t really know where to start our dedicated consultants are always on hand to discuss your needs and then possible options for you.

Personality psychometrics measure an individual’s character traits and types. Understanding someone’s personality helps to understand how they will work, what type of work they will excel in, how they will associate with their peers and manage their team. Some instruments reveal areas of strengths and some interpersonal tendencies that can cause problems. Other instruments identify the ‘darker’ side of our personalities, revealing what we see when we are stressed. 

Motivation psychometrics provide information about the type of environment, tasks and activities that an individual will be motivated to do. Motivation provides insight into what an individual wants to do and what they need from a role in order to be engaged and successful. From this you gain the insight to predict how well suited the candidates will be culturally and in relation to the role’s duties and tasks.

Ability psychometric assessments measure an individual’s intellectual horsepower and are most commonly used in recruitment and selection when you need a certain set of skills in a candidate. We host a huge range of ability tests including critical thinking, verbal, numerical and logical reasoning, mechanical reasoning and special reasoning. We also have a vast portfolio of essential business specific assessments such as customer service, Microsoft office, data entry, contact centre scenarios and many others from the SHL essential business skills portfolio.

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