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Psychometric tests have been shown to improve recruitment outcomes by 24%, which hugely saves the business money in both the short and long term. While on one hand, aptitude tests can measure anything from verbal ability, numeric ability, logical reasoning, data checking and even spatial ability, on the other hand, psychometric tests can measure various aspects of personality, including enthusiasm, motivation and the ability to work with others. Having discussed the reliability of the…

Psychometric assessments are tools to measure the intellectual capabilities and the behavioral traits of an individual. In the previous article, we have discussed how large organizations adopt psychometric assessments in their recruitment process. Now, we shall see how reliable are psychometric assessments to make challenging hiring decisions. Reliability of a test is the measure of consistency of the result or outcome of a test over a period of time and between different test takers.…

In an astounding report by SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management ), it has been observed that only around 18% of organizations use any form of Psychometric Assessments/Evaluation as part of their hiring process. Why should you care about Psychometric Testing? Picture this –  The average cost of a bad hire is approximately their compensation for a year. Couple that with the high attrition rate, it becomes a necessity to attach way more significance to…

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