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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.
12 Aug 2005
A jeweller is focusing on its people by using psychometric testing to identify its ideal managers.
26 Jul 2005
The European Personnel Selection Office (Epso), the body responsible for the recruitment of EU officials, is introducing computer-based testing to cope with the large number of candidates who want to join the organisation
14 Jun 2005
In the interests of leading from the front, Personnel Today sent journalist Anna Burges-Lumsden to be psychometrically tested and offer you the potential recruit’s perspective on the ever-more popular recruitment tool.
17 May 2005
Did Alan Sugar rely too heavily on his own gut feeling in selecting a winner for the television series The...
11 May 2005
The NHS is using an online psychometric tool to reduce the administrative burden and costs of sifting applications for its Gateway to Leadership scheme
5 May 2005
Sir Digby Jones has criticised The Apprentice for showing business in a bad light.
22 Feb 2005
How do you know if online psychometric testing is the right assessment method for your organisation? Liz Hall investigates
13 Jan 2005
Traditional interview processes currently used by health authorities to recruit doctors are unsophisticated and lack scientific rigour, according to new...
19 Oct 2004
US HR heavyweight and chairman and chief executive of Development Dimensions International, Bill Byham, explains why training methods must evolve with HR as it transforms itself to justify its existence.
12 Oct 2004
The creator of Wonder Woman also provided us with one of the most ubiquitous personality tests, Scott Beagrie reports
8 Jun 2004
Achieve at least 10 top business benefits.
2 Mar 2004
The production of numerous codes of conduct have not reduced the risk of employers misusing the personality test