How Psychometric Tests Help Organisations Acquire and Develop Talent

Recruitment and employee development are two key factors that contribute to any organisation’s future success. We already know that some of the most well-known global companies use psychometric tests, but many people do not realise how well these assessments work. Hiring new candidates involves so much more than impressive references and skillsets, it comes down to whether an individual will fit well into your organisation. It is not just about a job, it is about your brand’s identity, your company culture, the values that drive the organisation, and the capacity it has to grow in the face of adversity. Psychometrics presents an opportunity to include the right kind of professionals in this growth and develop the talent it already has.

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What Are Psychometric Tests?

During the recruitment and hiring process, many organisations make use of an interviewer, such as a Human Resources representative, to conduct unstructured interviews. This process is subject to the biases of the interviewer, no matter how impartial the questions or selection methods are. Psychometric tests offer an objective, unbiased way to measure a candidate’s suitability to an organisation more accurately. Gauging measurable traits such as aptitude and personality cannot be done on intuition alone, and organisations may miss out on acquiring incredible talent if they rely on hiring people this way.

Psychometric tests have been carefully developed and researched over the decades, and they offer much insight into behaviour and capabilities. As an organisation, your ideal candidate will be different to any other organisation’s ideal candidate. These assessments enable organisations to test for specific skillsets, traits, and attributes and then hire the best possible person for the role. While psychometrics do not replace interviews and face-to-face interaction, they do aid the hiring process by offering a much deeper look into who a potential hire is beyond the surface.

These tests are generally split into two categories – ability testing and self-report assessments. Ability tests focus on the role the candidate will have to fulfil within their job. They examine aptitude, which includes logic, verbal and numerical reasoning, perceptual speed, and more. They test a prospective hire’s ability to perform tasks specific to their role. Self-report assessments measure factors like personality, emotional intelligence, motivations, values, integrity, and situational judgement. Together, both test categories offer a more holistic view of anyone looking to join a company.

 

Are Psychometric Assessments Only Used for Recruitment?

Psychometrics have their use far beyond the hiring process and can be utilised at any point during the employee lifecycle. When they are used to further develop talent, employees often embrace the insight these assessments offer and use them for both professional and personal growth. When an organisation explores a current employee’s talents, work style, and motivations, they can better use them in specific roles and manage any issues that arise in the right way. With the assistance of professional experts like ours at Orgro, you can make use of psychometric tests to hire fantastic candidates, identify leaders, and develop remarkable teams.

Read more about how Why Organisations Benefit from Our Psychometric Assessment Services here.

Evaluations and Assessments Offered by Orgro

With a range of South African and international assessments, we at Orgro assist companies with individual and organisational development. Companies who partner with us will have their own requirements when it comes to acquiring and developing talent, and we take the time to tailor our offerings based on these needs. With a strong team of industrial psychologists, psychometrists, business experts, and trained coaches, we will help to uplift, upskill, and empower your organisation. Some of the testing we offer includes:

  • Personality tests that dive into an individual’s characteristics and how they benefit certain roles.
  • Aptitude assessments determine one’s ability to perform tasks and are used as predictors of workplace effectiveness.
  • Emotional intelligence testing looks at a person’s ability to perceive, use, and manage their emotions within the interpersonal context of an organisation.
  • Cognitive and learning potential assessments examine current and future potential, predicting success in specific roles.
  • Testing integrity and ethical standing help to predict future risks in an individual’s behaviour.
  • Motivation and value systems are tested to gauge what an individual prioritises and how they make decisions.
  • Career pathing that helps current talent assess the professional areas in which they would like to grow and explore.

Our evaluations are unbiased and fair and cater to multi-cultural organisations. With phenomenal service delivery and unparalleled expertise in psychometric tests, we can help your organisation grow from strength to strength. For more information, get in touch today.

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