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Psychometric Tests: Look Beyond The Obvious - Hire The Best Fit

The Best Psychometric Tests For Recruitment and L&D- Find Your Ideal Candidate

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What are Psychometric Tests?

A psychometric test assesses a candidate's cognitive ability and personality. From a candidate's response, psychometric assessment tests can predict valuable insights such as job performance, competence, and motivations. There are two general types of psychometric tests: personality tests and aptitude tests.

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Psychometric Assessment Tools Used in Hiring and Employee Development

Make Better Hiring Decisions Using the Four Types of Psychometric Assessment Tools

Positive Personality Traits

Assess & identify key personality traits that can influence cultural fitment, trainability and job performance.

Motivation, Value, Preferences

Understand what drives and motivates a person to perform at work by measuring motivation, values and preferences.

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Dark Personality Traits

Measure and identify the key negative traits that impact the safety of employees, customers and work culture as a whole.

Cognitive Ability

Measures an individual capacity to think logically and their ability to analyse any given situation and derive logical conclusions.

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Our assessments are normed on a sample of 10,000+ respondents across different geographies - India, US, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, South Africa and South-East Asia (representative sample with different age, gender, job level, occupations).

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The first psychometric instruments were designed to measure the concept of intelligence, viewed as a combination of different abilities that mental tests could measure. Psychometrics is also dominated by personality testing, and the most used instruments are the Five-Factor Model (The Big 5), Personality and Preference Inventory, MBTI, etc.

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The Big Five Theory

A hierarchical organization of personality traits in terms of basic dimensions: Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Neuroticism, and Openness to Experience.

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Iceberg Model

Model for competencies that talks about the easy, limited information of education, experience, skills, and gut feel in combination with essence of person, motivations, thinking & cultural fit.

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Critical Thinking

A Critical Thinking Test designed to assess an individual's ability to digest & understand situations and information.

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Abstract Reasoning

A test used to measure abstract reasoning and regarded as a non-verbal test of reasoning.


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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

The different types of psychometric tests are:

Personality Tests, such as

  • MBTI
  • DISC
  • 16 PF
  • Enneagram

Aptitude Tests, such as

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Numerical Reasoning
  • Logical Reasoning

Psychometric testing is used in recruitment to accurately, efficiently and objectively gauge cultural and personality fitment of candidates. Psychometric testing enables employers to predict performance and thereby select candidates who are best suited to a particular job role. Psychometric testing gives you holistic insights into a candidate's workplace competencies, that a traditional interview process doesn't.

To use psychometric testing in hiring, employers need to first identify and define the competencies and personality traits that determine a person's suitability for a given role in the organization. Psychometric tests are then designed to assess these group of competencies in candidates to gauge role fitment. Psychometric testing in hiring is best used at the screening level to filter out candidates and make interviews more effective.

Psychometric tests measure an individual's personality traits, aptitude, intelligence, abilities and behavioral style to make better people decisions. Psychometric tests also measure employee-company culture compatibility, job-personality compatibility, and other such relations relevant for employment. Primarily, psychometric tests measure the degree to which a candidate's disposition will be suitable to a particular role and organization.

The top psychometric assessment tools used in hiring are:

Cognitive or aptitude tests, namely

  • Numerical reasoning
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Logical reasoning

Personality Tests, such as

  • Trait based - MBTI, or
  • Type based - Big Five

A psychometric personality test assesses aspects of human personality - traits, behavioral tendencies, motivations, values, etc. Psychometric personality tests are widely used in corporate settings to predict response and fitment. Popular psychometric personality tests are MBTI, DISC, Enneagram Test, Big Five Personality Test.

A dark personality is one that threatens the safety of employees, customers and the work culture in an organization. Therefore, a dark personality test is undertaken to identify such traits to prevent damage and create a positive, productive, healthy workplace.

Career personality tests reveal a prospect's unique characteristics that determine whether a candidate is a good fit for a specific career. It does so by assessing different traits, interests, strengths and weaknesses.