Psychometric Testing

Psychometric testing is unarguably the most objective means of identifying what people are capable of and how they are likely to behave at work. This is critical to enable the best talent management decisions.

We can help you identify the potential of prospective or existing employees.

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What is psychometric testing?

Psychometric testing is the most valid and reliable tool to understand employee strengths and development areas beyond what can be observed in an interview or in social passing. By using psychometrics employers are able to dive deep into uncovering why people behave as they do, what they are capable of and what their potential is.

Whereas psychometric assessment discovers what they eye cannot readily see, competency tests assesses observable behaviour through simulations. When the two types of assessment are used together, employers are able to gain the most valuable talent information.

Different ‘batteries’ of tests measure different things. From the most basic to the most advanced.

When to use psychometric assessment

Psychometric assessment is mostly used when organizations want to select the best person for a hiring decision, i.e. pre-employment testing.

However, psychometric testing is also a valuable talent management tool in the case of succession planning, for example, when an organization wants to identify high potential employees for either leadership or other critical roles in the business. As such, psychometrics plays a key role in building internal capacity and creating internal mobility for existing employees.

Psychometric testing is also the foundation for career development. In combination with competency and skills assessment, it is the most successful means for identifying career paths within organizations.

How we can help you

Online assessment for safety and convenience – we just need a full job description, job grade and organogram.

A broad choice of local and international psychometric tools to cater for your specific needs.

The full spectrum of psychometric tests by assessing personality, motivation and integrity, as well as cognitive abilities to identify capabilities.

Leadership simulations and competency tests consisting of interactive in-baskets and role-plays that reflect our current hybrid work realities.

Assessment of all work categories, from sales and marketing, financial, IT, technical, operations to HR roles.

Assessment at all organizational levels, from entry level to executive management.

Benefits of using Competence SA

  • We provide integrated, customized reports, based on the job requirements
  • We suggest the best utilization of talent
  • Our feedback and reports are clear and to-the-point
  • Our turnaround time is better than the industry average
  • We can select tests from different service providers to best meet your unique needs and budget
Want to ensure you have the right talent at all the talent management touch points?

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