It sounds like marketing spin but we really are asked this question a lot – what are the business benefits of testing?
Psychometric tests sound rather academic but they’re actually ways of making hard-headed business decisions. Psychometric Tests will:
•increase your bottom line
•decrease staff turnover
•create a more efficient organisation.
Psychometric tests sometimes look expensive. A good test might cost you £100 to administer and interpret. But since it may cost you £10,000 in direct costs if you recruit the wrong senior manager (and a lot more in indirect costs) this doesn’t seem too high a price.
Tests will also help companies defend against legal challenges to HR decisions, which might end up in expensive tribunals and court cases. It’s illegal to discriminate on grounds of:
Test results are defensible evidence in court, whereas interviews are open to all sorts of challenges. And, of course, using them will ensure that you are being objective, building a successful, effective, motivated organisation.
Good recruitment and development practice are part of a company’s marketing and brand development. Even a rejected candidate will speak well of a company that’s taken the time to create a professional recruitment process which gives valuable feedback; tests provide that.