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Psychometric testing

Psychometric testing






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    • Psychometric Testing A proven part of successful recruitment, psychometric assessment isrecognised as a vital component in improving organisational effectivenessthorough the development of both teams and individuals Psychometrics produces in-depth psychological profiles of individualscovering both personality and intellectual ability
    • Psychometric testing Cont..Psychometric assessment is used as an integral part of:• Individual assessments for selection or development purposes• Bespoke/Modified assessment centre design and implementation• Management and career development programmes• Individual coaching and mentoring
    • Psychometric Testing TypesCategorised into following types:1. Ability TestAlso called achievement tests assist in determining how well an individual canperform tasks related to the jobFor example: Typing test given to a prospective employee for a secretarial job2. Tests of attainmentAssess specifically what people have learntFocus on what has been learnt and on what a person knows and can do now3. Intelligence TestsTest designed to test IQ level
    • Psychometric Testing Types Cont..4. Aptitude TestTest which help in determining a person’s potential to learn in a given areaThey focus on what the person is capable of achieving in the futureAn example of such test is the General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT)which many business students take prior to gaining admission to a graduatebusiness school programme5. Personality TestAims to describe aspects of a persons character that remain stable throughout apersons lifetime, the individuals character pattern of behaviour, thoughts, andfeelingsMeasures/determines a prospective employee’s motivation to function in aparticular working environment
    • Psychometric Testing Types Cont..6. Interest TestTest which is used to measure an individual’s activity preferencesParticularly useful for students considering many careers or employees decidingupon career changes7. Graphology TestTest that seeks to predict success or failure through one’s handwritingIndividual’s handwriting suggest the degree of energy, inhibitions andspontaneity, elements of balance and controlFor example, big letters and emphasis on capital letters indicate a tendencytowards domination and competitiveness
    • Psychometric Testing Types Cont..8. Polygraph TestPolygraph is a lie detector which is designed to ensure accuracy of theinformation given by the individuals
    • Psychometric Testing Types Cont..8. Polygraph TestPolygraph is a lie detector which is designed to ensure accuracy of theinformation given by the individuals