Monday, June 21, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Measuring the Mind: Psychometrics

To succeed and be happy in any job or assignment, it’s important to align your abilities, values and personality with those that are essential in your chosen career or field of endeavour -- and with those of the organization for whom you work or for whom you hope to work.

Today, many organizations use psychometric testing  often referred to as occupational, psychological or psychometric testing -- to assist with recruitment and candidate selection, employee training and development, team building, workplace assessments and counselling -- especially career counselling. In fact, many organisations report that their best HRM decisions are the ones that are based on formal performance appraisals and on the use of psychometric testing.

So what are psychometric tools?