Supporting Your Recruitment, Personal/Career and Team Development Needs
Psychometric tests are tools for identifying who to recruit and who to develop. They include personality profiles, motivation questionnaires, reasoning tests and ability assessments.
The aim of a test is to provide objective data for an otherwise subjective measurement. For example, to determine attitude you could ask someone directly, observe them in action, or gather observations about them from other people. All of these methods are likely to be time consuming and influenced by personal bias and perspective - using a psychometric test makes a more objective and impartial judgement possible.
Psychometric tests make personnel and career-related assessments more objective. They can measure:
Recruitment - determine candidates who best fit a position
Morgan Duell can provide additional, reliable insight into candidate suitability for a role. Our cost-effective service will help you to make more informed selection decisions so that you get – and keep - the right person for the job.
Reducing subjectivity in the interview process means that you do not make decisions based solely on gut instinct, regarding how well they will fit into your organisation. Instead, integrating psychometric assessment into your recruitment strategy can:
inform the interview panel about important areas to probe during the interview
more accurately gauge future performance
provide a more objective overview of a candidate’s character, strengths, weaknesses and preferred working style
help give a better overall evaluation of a candidate and best fit for the role
provide useful and developmental feedback to candidates
Developing Team Values
An Individual's workplace values influence motivation and the way people work. The Margerison-McCann Window on Work Values Profile helps people gain a better understanding of how their work values impact their commitment, other people, and the organisation. Understanding the work values of your team members is the starting point to help you work together to identify a set of shared values and become a high performing team.
Enhancing Team Development
Psychometric assessment can help people understand themselves and others better, and build and maintain more positive workplace relationships.
Behavioural tests look at the ways in which people tend to behave and interact with others. Understanding how people tend to behave in the workplace will help them identify their most valuable roles in their team environment.
If you manage people or teams of people, then using Belbin behavioural tests will make your job of managing them easier. Individual/teams reports assessing strengths and weakness will be provided which form a basis for team development.
Personal Development - understanding how to improve skills and performance
Psychometric assessment can provide information about personality characteristics that underpin behaviour and performance in key areas of job competencies. This enables the recognition of strengths and areas for development.
Career Development - uncover values and interests that underpin career satisfaction
Psychometric assessment can lead to an increased self-awareness of personal motivators - thus providing a foundation for powerful developmental discussions, helping individuals make better choices and enabling personal growth. This information can also be used to inform succession decisions and highly effective talent management.
Our Associates at Morgan Duell are licensed to offer Saville and Holdsworth Ability and Personality Tests; Belbin for Teams and Margerison-McCann Windows on Work Values Profile. Talk to us now to find out how we can help you with your recruitment and selection, development and coaching needs.