When you’re hiring, you want to find the best candidate in the most efficient, reliable way possible. Psychometric testing may be your answer.

It has the ability to measure traits, like aptitude, communication and emotional intelligence, instead of relying on education, qualifications and experience, which don’t always give us a realistic impression of someone. You know that many candidates will tell you what they think you want to hear during an interview, which can sometimes lead to a bad hire. People can’t hide from a psychometric test!

This is a really great way to save time in your interviewing process, too. If you give your favourite candidates a psychometric test before you meet them, you’ll be able to weed out those who definitely aren’t suitable for the role, or the business, before you sit down to chat.

If you haven’t already tried psychometric testing when hiring, you may wish to give it a go. It will give you a more consistent way of finding the candidates that not only have the right qualities for the role, but it can also give you an idea of  how well their own values fit with your company’s culture.

Variations on psychometric testing include DiSC, Myers-Briggs, Caliper Profile, Hogan Personality Inventory, Berke Assessment, and GAT, but there’s loads out there.

If you need any help implementing psychometric testing in your recruitment processes, please speak to us.

Do you have questions about Recruitment?

Give us a call at CUBE HR, we’ll be happy to advise you and we have policies and templates available to meet every HR need.

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