The benefits of using psychometric tests in recruitment

How much does a resume say about a candidate’s competency for a particular role? How much can you truly judge a person’s skill set by conducting an interview of 30 minutes? Often following the traditional and hurried methods of recruitment leads to wrongful decisions. You might get a good candidate according to the role requirements, but they might not be a good fit for the company’s work culture. Psychometric tests can give you useful insights into the candidate’s personality and attitude. Here are some benefits that you should consider for your upgraded recruitment process:

1.Hits the target:

When interviewing a candidate for a job role, you must have certain criteria in mind. These criteria go beyond educational achievements or previous work experiences. The candidates need to fit into the company culture and add value to your team. Psychometric tests use excellent methods to bring the best traits out of a candidate to understand if they will sit well with the requirements. The psychometric tests are reliable since they have been designed after careful scientific analysis and give you an unbiased view of the candidate’s competency. It hits the target on spot without you having to look for answers in an interview.

2.Real-life management skills:

A well-written resume and a startling interview definitely highlight a candidate’s ability to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of a job. However, each role comes with its own set of stress levels and tough decision-making points. Some roles also involve dealing with customers directly. This means the candidate should be able to deal with a diverse set of clients with a clear mind and deliver good results. These skills are hardly assessed properly during the CV selection and interviewing process. Psychometric tests could give you an open view of the candidate’s talent to manage high-stress levels and adaptability to challenging situations.

3.Efficient Recruitment Process:

Recruitment processes are usually a long journey starting from the advertisement to shortlisting of candidates to the onboarding of the final candidate. In many cases, the recruiters have a hard time managing the resources in this process. This is where psychometric tests can come into play. For example, you might find that you are holding additional rounds of interviews to get a single result that you might get from one psychometric test. Every company aims for greater efficiency. The recruiting process for new job roles can also be made efficient with the help of these psychometric tests. 

4.Zero Bias:

Favouritism and biassed selection is a bane in the recruitment process. With the use of psychometric tests, you can eliminate the chance of bringing subjectivity into your regular recruitment procedures. Psychometric tests are designed and used after having sufficient support from the scientific community. You can be assured of the results that come out of the processes without getting into subjective thinking about the candidate’s competency. 

 

Get in touch with professionals to get a series of psychometric tests for the recruitment process in your company. Introduce the step in any part of the recruitment process and get the best out of the system.