The Ultimate Guide to Psychometric Tests

Science Behind Psychometric Tests, Top Metrics to ensure your Psychometric Tests are accurate, Applications of Psychometric Tests in your organization.

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    Understanding Science Behind Psychometrics


    People make or break the business. In fact, their decisions, their approach, their actions; their behavior defines the way whether or not businesses are run effectively. This ebook takes you through why people behave in a certain manner. It describes the science behind psychometric tests which aim to measure the personality and predict the human behavior subject to several situations.

    Psychometrics is all about measuring the Personality is what we are while behavior is all about what we do. For instance, extraversion is a trait while an extrovert sitting quietly in a meeting is a type of behavior. To be precise, the human intended behavior is a function of four aspects:

    Exhibited Behavior = f (Bright side, Dark side, Cognitive abilities, X-factors)

    Bright Side- It depicts the strengths of people or how successful can they be.

    Dark Side- It throws light on the derailers of people; factors that can stop them from being successful.

    Motivation- It highlights the values, principles, and preferences of people that guide them to success.

    Cognitive Abilities- It shows how good people are at processing information, solving problems and making decisions.


    What is a Psychometric Test?


    Psychometric Tests are the standard, legitimate, logical and scientific method used to measure the behavioral traits and mental capabilities of the people. Two critical properties of an assessment, from a psychometric statistical standpoint, are its reliability and validity.

    In addition to these, the standardization of the tests normed with respect to several aspects such as age, gender, occupation, employability, education, etc. also determines the properties of assessments.

    The book then talks about various response biases and styles that aim to fake psychometric tests. Mettl, on the other hand, has a systematic approach to almost all kinds of styles and hence it is difficult to outsmart our tests.

    Psychometric Tools at Mettl

    This section delves into the valid and reliable assessment tools for behavioral problems, individually designed to evaluate the bright side, dark side, and motivation factors in a candidate/employee while hiring/training.

    MPI/MPP- Based on “Big Five” Personality traits, these tools are innovative, data-backed personality assessment that evaluates critical work-relevant personality traits.

    MDPI- Based on six dark traits, it aims to measure negative personality construct in potential hires and existing employees as well.

    MMI- A comprehensive test of motivation that gives a precise understanding of what actually drives and motivates a person to effectively perform and excel at work.

    Impact on Business Outcomes

    Leaving aside the ‘capital’ side, Mettl solves the ‘human’ side of the equation. This section entails the application of psychometric tests in various business and HR related issues. Primarily, hiring the perfect candidates who are culturally and role-wise, a great fit. Post-hiring, these tests aid in finding the exact training needs and hence measuring the effectiveness of training program incorporated.

    It talks about how these insights help people become better managers and grow into responsible leaders, thereby creating a strong pipeline of high performing teams throughout the organization.

    Key Insights

    Decode the human personality

    Measure the behavior using psychometric tools

    Hire the perfect fit and develop them to their maximum potential

    Build high performing and winning teams

    Impact your business outcomes effectively