Psychometric Tests Aid Large Organizations Ace the Recruitment Race

Psychometric Tests Aid Large Organizations Ace the Recruitment Race

A study shows that more than 75 per cent of Fortune 500 companies rely on psychometric tests during the process of recruitment. Here is how various companies incorporate psychometric tests in their recruitment process.

In our previous article we have discussed the science behind the various types of job-specific psychometric. Let me take you through how organizations can use psychometric tests in their recruitment process. This is the second part of the post on “Demystifying The Use Of psychometric Tests”.

Here is how large organizations are harnessing the psychometric tests in their recruitment process.

large organizations using psychometric tests

1. Microsoft

Microsoft uses personality assessment in their recruitment process. This is after a technical competency and SHL tests. The applicant will require a very good knowledge of Microsoft for the competency test and also answer some behavioural questions. The SHL test is a 24 questions test for 25 minutes, which follow the line of inductive reasoning.

2. Barclays

The recruitment process and testing of Barclays revolves across all the four job functions (field engineering, supply chain, commercial and technology) are the same.  The online application is accompanied by personality and behavioural based questions. Follow up with telephone or video interview of shortlisted candidates. In which more personality and aptitude tests, based on SHL reasoning, will be administered.

Successful applicants are invited for the Barclays Experience during which they are assessed on written and group exercises along with some case studies. Success as Barclays experience leaders to you securing your offer letter.

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3. Eon

When Eon, the world’s largest supplier of electricity utility, recruits, they employ the services of both SHL and Saville with their tests. After this, selected candidates will be invited to the online Situational Judgment Tests.

If an applicant is successful in the SJT, he/she will be invited for the online aptitude test supplied. The online aptitude test is basically numerical, verbal and abstract reasoning. Following the tests is the telephone interview, after which is the face-to-face interview. Competency questions are often asked during the telephone interview, while the face-to-face interview is about technical stuff. So, only the engineering applicant get to participate in it. On the other hand, other applicants proceed to the assessment centre which is the final stage of the recruitment.

4. Deloitte

The procedure of recruitment in Deloitte is really strict as it uses TalentLens to scan the expertise, abilities and experience of applicants on the basis of their tests and interviews. As a result, they have a certain plan to evaluate efficiency. So applicants should have to be really careful as they will be going to have a tough screening of what they claim.

5. Proctor and gamble

P&G assessment tests are entirely different from whichever you might have been familiar with. It is in two parts:

  • Competency test, called P&G Success Drivers Assessment, examines if the thought patterns of candidates to judge whether they are P&G People with P&G Minds and P&G Ability.  Of course, this is a personality test.
  • The P&G Reasoning Tests comprises numerical, verbal logical and abstract reasoning.

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Concluding thoughts .  .  .

Psychometric tests give recruiters insights into the adaptability of a candidate. Moreover, it also assesses the ‘life skills’ of the candidates.

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In fact, sumptous advantages of incorporating psychometric assessment in your recruitment process allows you to assess:

  • Decision Making Style
  • Values
  • Leadership and Entrepreneurial Ability
  • Motivation
  • Communication Preference

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In our next article, we shall be stressing on the reliability factor of psychometric tests.