Not everyone realizes that psychometric testing can be used beyond selection, which may not quite be so pertinent now, amidst a pandemic. Yet, valid and reliable assessments are of equal value when it comes to employee development, redeployment and succession management, even as a tool to determine to objectively determine employee well-being.
Whereas the most pressing question when dealing with selection is: “does this person fit the role requirements?” different answers are obtained when one has a development hat on.
The use of psychometrics in this instance, can answer questions such as:
“What is the most ideal role for this person?”
“What is this person’s potential for advancement”?
“Does this person have the potential to be a leader?”
“At what level of leadership could this person be expected to function?”
“What skills does the person possess that can be utilized in a different role?”
“How are employees coping amidst a Covid-19 restrictions?”
Apart from the standard battery of personality and reasoning tests, we offer an array of psychometric tools to assess values, interests, motivation, locus of control and cognitive processing, thanks to having access to a variety of tools from different service providers such as JvR, Psytech, SHL, Cognadev, etc.
We are also able to help employees determine their skill and knowledge levels in HR, Finance an IT, for example.
All of these can be provided online.
Drawing from our toolkit of assessment measures, we believe that we are suitably equipped to help our clients address a large percentage of their HR and talent management questions. Make contact with us if you are interested to use an objective means for determining employee development needs.
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