Selecting the right employees using the right psychology test

Do you include a psychology test in your recruitment process? If not, then you could be missing out on a proven way to find the right person for the job. Most employers have learnt that qualifications, skills and experience don’t always define the best person for a specific role.

Far too often, employers spend their time and money training a new employee, only to find later that they really were not the best person for the job, despite the quality of their resume. This is where a recruitment test can make all the difference, because with a psychological report on each candidate, you have a much higher chance of selecting the right person for your organisation.

Let’s take a look at the most popular psychology tests used by employers today.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Needing to choose between two answers, this recruitment test determines the psychological type of a candidate in four specific areas. Basically it gives you an overview of how they interact with others, access information, make decisions, and deal with the world. With 16 different personality types, recruiters have a very clear idea whether a candidate is suitable for a specific role or not.

Caliper Profile: In this psychology test, candidates have to select a statement that they agree with the most, giving recruiters a psychological report that quantifies how a candidate’s traits relate to their job performance. This test is based on their natural strengths, weaknesses, motivations and potential to succeed in a role. It’s ideal for knowing the areas where a candidate needs further development, making it a very useful recruitment test.

Gallup Profile: Similar to the Caliper Profile, the Gallup Profile however, only focuses on a candidate’s strengths and what they do best. The Gallup psychological report gives recruiters the power to attract and identify their ideal employees, focussing on identifying a candidate’s greatest talents and those who will thrive in your culture.

Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire: This psychology test is very effective at revealing a candidate’s potential and developmental needs. It is based on 170 questions and gives employers enough information to help new employees achieve their best in their new role.

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