How can psychometric testing be useful to us in industry?
- Aptitude tests
These types of psychometric tests analyse the potential that an individual possesses in order to complete specific tasks. The type of tests that they may complete includes verbal reasoning and numerical aptitude tests.
- Knowledge tests
Knowledge test are psychometrics test that give away an indication of an individuals overall analysis of their mental ability and assess a person’s knowledge on a particular item. These tests do not attempt to access the potential of an individual’s future but rather to inform the interviewer where that person knowledge is at the time of the test.
- Integrity tests
There has been a lot of recent work on the efficiency of integrity tests and is becoming more common in organisations due to the attention that the tests have been given. The term ‘integrity’ is a compressed word of many factors including honesty, trustworthiness, contentiousness and reliability. Together with the primary test scale many other test publishers include other scales that have been shown interest such as customer service orientation and violence tendencies. A number of countries have challenged these tests due to the infringement of human rights, but apart from this the popularity of these tests are increasing in industry.
With all the psychometric tests that an organisation has at its disposal a person can see why that they play such an important role in the selection process. Psychometric testing, offers organisations a way of discriminating between large amounts of applicants in a rather rapid and often cost-effective manner. Even more the power in using psychometric assessment in predicting future successful job performance is among the highest of any selection tool.