Certificate in Psychometric Testing is a training designed for HR Managers to equip them to choose the right test for each of their process. There are many companies who offer Psychometric Tests as a service and sometimes claim to offer the right solution for your requirement. To be able to make an informed choice for the organization, the HR Manager must have below the surface knowledge of these tests and understand how they are constructed and what they assess.
Psychometric tests are a standard and scientific method used to measure individuals' mental capabilities and behavioural style. Psychometric tests are designed to measure candidates' suitability for a role based on the required personality characteristics and aptitude (or cognitive abilities). They identify the extent to which candidates' personality and cognitive abilities match those required to perform the role. Employers use the information collected from the psychometric test to identify the hidden aspects of candidates that are difficult to extract from a face-to-face interview.
Once the Human Resources manager, or person/s in charge of hiring, ascertains that you have fulfilled the initial requirements for the position by reviewing your résumé , they will then send out a letter with specific instructions for sitting the psychometric test. The prime objective of this is to identify at an early stage those job applicants who are unlikely to fill the requirements of the position on offer and consequently narrow the applications further.
Some job applicants believe that the psychometric test is not a good measure to assess their real abilities, personality traits, and suitability for the job. However, the psychometric tests are statistically examined, and are constructed to be objective and unbiased. This is done by using standard methods of assessment so that everyone is presented with the same questions and instructions for completing them. Our experience shows that psychometric tests are very reliable in predicting candidates' performance, and in most cases the test report provides an accurate evaluation of the applicant. However, this doesn't say that with a good preparation you can't improve your suitability for a job. We have proven that an effective preparation which highlights your relevant strengths and improves your weaknesses increases your chances to win the job you wish to get.
Psychometric tests typically consist of numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning and diagrammatic reasoning tests. If you are looking to practice a psychometric test there are a wider variety of professionally developed psychometric tests at endorphin. Chartered Occupational Psychologists have been commissioned to develop our psychometric tests to provide you with high quality preparation materials.
Numerical Reasoning tests demonstrate a candidates ability to deal with numbers quickly and accurately. These tests contain questions that assess your knowledge of ratios, percentages, cost and sales analysis, rates, trends and currency conversions.
Verbal Reasoning tests require you to read short passages of writing and then answer questions assessing their comprehension of the text. Rather than evaluating your vocabulary or fluency, these tests assess your ability to think constructively.
Diagrammatic reasoning questions are designed to assess your logical reasoning ability. The questions measure your ability to infer a set of rules from a flowchart or sequence of diagrams and then to apply those rules to new situation.