Psychometric & personality testing

Psychometric tests are used for activities such as recruitment and selection, training and development, career guidance and team building.

Employers commonly use two forms of psychometric tests: firstly, those designed to measure maximum performance, such as ability, aptitude or attainment; and secondly those designed to assess personal qualities such as personality, temperament, values and interests.


A sample Good&Co psychometric profile uses familiar faces to help depict personalityImage: Good&Co

Is testing candidates before they apply the future of recruitment?

Psychometric tests used to be long, formal exercises candidates would take some way into the recruitment process. But could testing...

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Six important employment law cases in 2017

28 Jul 2017

The decision by the Supreme Court that the employment tribunal fees system is unlawful may be one of the most...

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Recruitment: psychometric test was discriminatory, holds EAT

8 May 2017

Recruiters will have to be more careful about adjustments to the format of recruitment assessments for disabled job applicants, following...

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Testing candidates is a little like plucking a goose

Don’t let candidates be put off by an outdated hiring experience

11 Apr 2017

Finding the balance between effective candidate selection and a positive candidate experience is no mean feat. Charles Martin looks at...

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Can LinkedIn find your next rock star employee?

19 Sep 2016

Tom Marsden, CEO of Saberr, discusses LinkedIn’s novel developments in talent search, and how the tool could be even better....

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Mindset and match: recruiting millennials is about more than speed

4 Aug 2016

Speeding up recruitment processes may appease applicants, but it won’t get to the heart of why some employers are failing...

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Gamification in recruitment: psychometric selection for more diverse talent

1 Aug 2016

As companies endeavour to attract candidates with the right skills, Cath Everett looks at how gamification is helping recruiters select...

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What risk type are you?

Adventurous or cautious? How HR’s risk profile compares with other workers

17 May 2016

People are frequently cited as an organisation’s biggest asset, so the idea that everything related to risk management comes back...

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Arctic Shores managing director Robert Newry collects top prize at disruptHR

HR Tech World’s disruptHR: the ones to watch

23 Mar 2016

For the last three HR Tech World events, Faye Holland has interviewed and assessed dozens of companies who believe they...

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Psychometrics evolution: how testing has won over HR

15 Sep 2015

Psychometrics tools have long been associated with senior hires, but new research by Network HR suggests that organisations are spreading...

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One-third using psychometrics have no training, finds survey

15 Sep 2015

Almost one-third of organisations do not require individuals to have training before they facilitate a psychometric test, according to a...

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Towers Watson acquires Saville Consulting

27 Apr 2015

Towers Watson, the HR consulting and risk management company, has acquired psychometric assessment business Saville Consulting for £42 million.
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How do you test and screen potential recruits?

13 Feb 2015

Personnel Today, in association with Network HR, is conducting research into how organisations approach selection tests during the recruitment and...

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Five pitfalls to avoid with online personality profiling

26 Jan 2015

Online personality profiling is growing fast, and a few mouse clicks can shepherd tens of thousands of candidates through the...

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Rita Gunther McGrath speaking at the CIPD conference last week

CIPD Manchester 2014: changing perspectives

10 Nov 2014

Key lessons for employers to take away from last week's CIPD annual conference in Manchester highlighted by Martin Couzins...

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