17 Nov People Central on Mental Testing and Recruitment
People Central Ltd is a Hawkes Bay company specialising in psychometric testing and assessment. A common buyer will be an employer that is needing to hire a member of staff.
“The employer either brings us in at the beginning of the process or, because of a niggling feeling that they are missing something, we come in at the end”, says Steve Evans, Director and Creator of People Central. “Having a unprejudiced third party on the selection panel provides great understanding for the employer, especially when the third party is qualified in psychometric testing!”.
In Evans experience, most companies hire someone based on their capacity, and fire them on the grounds of their personality, typically at considerable finance expense to the employer and emotional cost to the employee. Evans claims “Psychometric testing falls into two main categories, personality questions measure sides of personality and aptitude tests measure intellectual and reasoning capability. When talking about recruitment, ability testing is glorious for working out if an applicant has the core capabilities necessary for greatness in a job. Many bosses don’t realize that it is a indisputable fact that interviews and reference checks alone don’t cut the mustard when talking of determining someone’s ability to accomplish the job. ”
The types of psychometric testing People Central recommend would be specific to the job, but Evans says that a common capacity test would cover: oral and numerical reasoning, abstract reasoning, clerical accuracy and ability to check, commercial proficiency, and technical capability. Personality tests identify applicants whose behavior aligns with behavior linked with fulfillment in a selected business. When undertaking psychometric testing for personality, the factors below can be identified: whether a candidate is probably going to value and support a business culture, competencies and aspirations; how they are likely to interact with team-mates, clients, and providers; and how they are probably going to handle the pressures and strains of the job.As for that niggling feeling, Evans understands that companies can feel they are in a pressure cooker situation, “Often there is a deadline approaching, and a large quantity of work to be done, otherwise bosses feel that there’s a low pool of talents available in the neighborhood. ”
Evans urges companies to bring in a professional to try psychometric testing, he says “The final result is going to be invaluable for the employer”.