Psychometric test popularity shows personality counts in IM

first_img Comments are closed. Psychometric tests are proving a vital tool in interim selection –particularly at senior level. Agencies and clients who find that interims with the right experience do notnecessarily have the right personality profile for an assignment, are turningto psychometric tests to ensure a better match. Chris Waites, managing director of the HH Group, said: “We use testswhen recruiting people for a sensitive project, a merger or acquisition or anexpansion into a market. In many cases it is more important that they fit withthe management team quickly than with a permanent appointment.” However, IM providers say this doesn’t mean interims will be weeded out bythe tests. David Jensen, managing director of Brooklands Executives, which develops aprofile of every candidate put forward for an assignment, said: “Clientsdo not use psychometric profiling as a tool for selection, but as a basis forfurther discussion.” He argues that both client and candidate benefit from profiling. It helpsthe client understand the candidate and their style, and offers the interiminsight into the impression they make. Previous Article Next Article Psychometric test popularity shows personality counts in IMOn 26 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img

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