Psychometric testing has been in the news recently, and not in a good way. According to recent reports, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has required unemployed people to take "bogus" psychometric tests, and threatened to take their benefits a More...10 May 2013 11:16
With the origins of its research in space and its high profile presence in projects such as Mars 500, a new system is being launched on July 21 st to support a wide range of team-based applications in businesses, the community and educationa More...12 July 2011 14:33
Psychometric testing can provide useful information when assessing the suitability of potential employees. Linda Goldman and Joan Lewis examine when best to apply it and how it relates to disability discrimination in the workplace.
Distilling the es More...01 June 2011 15:55
Risk Type Compass explores a person’s predisposition to risk and their capacity to manage the risks involved in their work. It identifies eight Risk Types that reflect an individuals’ temperament and natural disposition to risk.
Based on the results More...16 June 2010 16:17
Organisations are damaging their employer brand and bottom line by engaging in poor recruitment practices, according to new research.
A survey of more than 500 recruitment managers, by psychometric testing firm SHL, revealed one-quarter felt overst More...08 June 2010 15:48
Psychometric testing is an increasingly popular tool in many situations, from recruitment to redundancy – and everything in between.
Different instruments exist that can be used in different ways. The choice can be confusing for a new More...02 November 2009 12:22
At a time when companies can ill-afford to make the wrong hiring decisions, it's perhaps not surprising that online assessment has become more appealing to employers. But they must be mindful of the pitfalls, as Nick Martindale reports. A recent su More...13 October 2009 14:51
Pyschometric testing is on the increase, according to findings from research by Personnel Today's paid-for sister service XpertHR.
The survey of 90 employers - covering a combined workforce of almost 420,000 people - indicated that in More...08 October 2009 15:57
In a market where companies cannot afford to make mistakes with new hires, Hudson , a global provider of recruitment and talent management services, has launched a complimentary psychometric test for candidates as part of its standard permanent recruit More...05 June 2009 09:39
Success Dynamics , the company which specialises in the supply and delivery of psychometric profiling tools to enable businesses to reap the full potential of their human capital resource, announces the official launch of its on-line Personality More...07 May 2009 14:52
justclick.co.uk , one of the UK’s leading graduate recruitment websites, is the only UK graduate job board to offer recruiters a psychometric test search facility.
Recruiters can immediately search thousands of completed graduate psychometr More...30 January 2009 16:57
18 months ago Hugo Mahoney, Sales and Marketing Director, set about transforming the sales performance of LexisNexis. He needed to build a team that was capable of selling customised solutions, and professional services; this was a major challenge to a More...22 October 2008 15:07
Professor Peter Saville has demonstrated that both the Wave Professional Styles and Wave Focus Styles questionnaires are superior measures of job performance when compared to a range of assessments including the OPQ, 16PF5, HPI and DISC .
Professor More...15 August 2008 10:05
SHL , a world leader in psychometric based recruitment, has seen a noticeable increase in demand for higher quality, objective recruiting services and has launched the SHL Recruitment Partner Programme in response to this demand.
The programme h More...28 July 2008 14:56
Dr Rob Feltham outlines the steps you should consider when looking to roll out a global assessment process and get your hands on that global talent management .
Clare Short, the former cabinet minister responsible for international development in th More...25 July 2008 00:00
Personnel Today asked three senior directors to take part in a series of personality tests in association with workplace psychology firm YSC. So what makes a good leader for your workforce? HR managers usually have a key role in choosing and More...08 July 2008 00:00
Master Management was founded in Denmark in 1985 and develops and delivers occupational psychometric tests, training and consultancy support.
Our range of products can be used for both recruitment and development and include a p More...16 May 2008 16:20
Peoplemaps will celebrate the official launch of its ground-breaking new online psychometric profiling system for employers and recruiters today with a £200,000 gift to the 1,000 companies which helped in its development.
Psychometric More...06 May 2008 10:46
Academy28 , the behavioural preferences assessment provider, has appointed Tim Drewitt as Director of Business and Product Development.
Formerly Programme Director at Management Centre Europe, in Brussels, Tim has 15 years’ experience in in More...11 April 2008 10:10
I loved your April Fool story - 'Darling buries recruitment charge in depths of Budget' ( Personnel Today , 1 April) - and, of course, nobody fell for it. But here's a not-so-foolish tip for companies quaking in their boots at the thought of having t More...08 April 2008 17:48