Applications of Psychometrics
A Psychometric assessment produces objective, quantitative data that bypasses unconscious bias in the selection and evaluation of people. This means that the selection decisions which include psychometric data can be more valid and produce a higher number of good decisions, whether this is for external hiring, internal promotion, identification of leadership potential, placement decisions, career and succession planning, and team building. These unbiased and unemotional decisions are necessary for the growth and the better functioning of an organization.
Increasingly, organizations are using psychometric assessments as a part of their recruitment process or selection process to hire talent.
Data from psychometric testing has also been proven to have a direct impact on organizational performance. They can add value and validity to your hiring decisions, resulting in productivity improvements but also in key areas of the future such as succession planning. In addition, the data gathered from large databanks can be used to develop predictive models to drive strategic talent management policy and culture transformation
At an individual level, a lot of people often mistake a psychometric test for personality tests or personality assessments. It is important to note that a good psychometric assessment that uses different types of psychometrics instruments should not be mistaken for either personality tests or aptitude tests.
A good psychometric test is able to determine your personality, ability and interests and make you extremely self-aware.
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Apart from the CMAP+ assessment that we advise for use only with students, all other assessments provided by TC Global can be used in the organizational context. There are over 20 different assessments that are available with 50+ different report versions. Contact us for a complete summary of all assessments and their suitability for your organization.
What are the applications of psychometrics?
Psychometrics tests are used primarily by an organization for:
- Selection – Psychometrics allows for making crucial external/internal hiring, placement and promotion decisions in the best way possible without any biases or emotional attachments.
- Development – It supports self-awareness of individual or teams and promotes individual developments.
- Organizational Predictive Analytics in Talent Management
Some tests can be used for both Selection and/or Development, whilst others are best used only for Selection or only for Development. Like any problem solving, correct diagnosis and provision of an appropriate solution are crucial. Choosing the right tests from the range of tests available can be quite daunting.
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