Why use psychometric assessments for recruitment and selection?
Psychometric assessment in recruitment will show an overall picture of the candidate and ensuring that the company finds a perfect fit for its unique culture, vision and values. Additionally, psychometric assessments can guide employers to see the employee’s future performance, motivation and improve retention.
Psychometric assessments that is used for the purpose of recruitment is usually used to measure employee’s abilities, motivation and personality. Thereafter it is followed by a substantive interview where employers will assess skills and experience.
We provide a variety of psychometric assessments for your recruitment and selection needs by the employers to assess prospective candidates’ ability in specific skills such as numerical, verbal and diagrammatical reasoning and also to find out about your personality traits and qualities. The importance of using personality assessments is to determine whether the candidate will fit in with the company’s culture and colleagues. Additional assessments include motivational, coaching, development and interest questionnaires.
Verbal and numerical assessments
These assessments are used to give an indication of the prospective employee’s verbal and numerical reasoning and processing the information while working with a time limit.
In terms of personality assessments, everyone has different motivational factors, values, opinions and stress management. Personality assessments gives employers an indication of working styles, interpersonal relationships, communication, and organisation skills to mention only a few.
Onboarding and Induction assessments
For most companies onboarding is only for new employees and little attention is given to job changers. Organizations use traditional programs which fails to integrate new employees and internal job changers. Employers tend to focus on the entering phase of new hires which can lead to new hires failing to improve in certain areas, poor performance, non-engagement and a high turnover. The unique onboarding program is designed especially for induction purposes to ensure that new employees can fit in with the company’s culture, ensure high performance and relationships with colleagues. Onboarding is the process of ensuring that new employees adjust smoothly into the process of employment. Furthermore, job changers are also guided through the process of entering into a new role and the responsibilities that this role may require. New employees will be monitored throughout a period of 12 months and should complete 3 assessments within the 12 months. Job changers will be monitored on a period of 6 months and should complete 2 assessments.
Benefits of Onboarding and Induction assessments
Onboarding can have multiple benefits when the right process is followed. The benefits that onboarding programs can include:
- Performance improvement when employees know their expectations and responsibilities,by ensuring that there is no job ambiguity.
- Increased retention which means that employees are more satisfied with the company and the opportunities that the company have for their growth.
- Stress reduce when the employees now and understands their expectations and have a clear vision of the company’s values.
- Employee satisfaction with increase by providing information about goals, job duties and personal growth opportunities to the employee.
- Decreasing the risk for Burnout among new employees and ensure that their well-being is sought after.
- Ensuring that the employee fit within the company’s culture, language and job fit.