Pretty much everyone in recruitment knows about the benefits of the psychometric test. The problem is often in the execution and collection of the data. Paper tests are difficult and time consuming to analyse. Then there was always the problem of getting people in to sit them in the first place.
These days thanks to technology and the Internet, the psychometric test is much easier to roll out and assess. Online psychometric tests can be undertaken remotely. You don’t even have to call the candidate into the office. They can sit the test at home. If results suggest they are suitable for the role you are hiring for, then you can take things a stage further. These tests were always a great screening device, but they were just let down in the clumsiness of the execution.
Not only can online psychometric tests be undertaken remotely, but the information gathered from the process is collected automatically in a database. This information can then easily be recalled and analysed. Unlike paper based tests which were clumsy and cumbersome to manage and administrate. The ease with which these tests can now be carried out is leading to something close a revolution. And it’s not wonder.People forget just how much recruitment costs any company.
Whether you use an agency or do it yourself, it eats up time, resources and cash. And even then it doesn’t produce the results you expected. After all the time and effort you put into hiring, the candidate sometimes turns out to be unsuitable or leaves after just a few months. Anything that makes the screening of candidates more accurate and efficient is bound to get the thumbs up from hard pressed agencies and HR departments looking for a better way of doing things. It’s amazing to think that simple online tests have the power to save so much time, money and effort.