Announcement: Hay Group can help you make better recruitment decisions
24 May 2012 7:09am
Recruitment is notoriously time-consuming and when you're dealing with a constant stream of resumes, it can be easy to overlook the perfect candidate - especially if you're having to work fast and within a budget. One of the best ways to efficiently screen and identify good fit candidates is through ability testing and psychometrics. Ability testing, or measuring a person's ability to work at their highest level, is the most obvious way of assessing if candidates will actually be capable of delivering the type of work required. By identifying the level of verbal, numerical and logical ability that a candidate can work to under pressure, you improve the fit based on real capability at all job levels.
Psychometrics, more commonly known as personality testing is also a high-value, low-cost way of determining role fit. A sound personality test will reveal the individual at work, how they like to communicate with colleagues, what type of tasks they prefer and how they handle workplace stresses. Personality tests also provide a good 'check' against how candidates have presented themselves in interview as well as insight on how they may fit as part of the overall team.
As important as finding the right candidate, is finding the right candidate with high quality, easy to use and cost-effective tools. Talent Q offers a set of unique, online, work-related psychometric assessments for screening and assessing large talent pools. The tests measure both personality and ability using the latest adaptive testing technology. You can quickly and consistently assess candidates' suitability for specific roles. Talent Q is practical in use and application: assess people once and produce user-friendly reports as needed.