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What Are the Benefits to Psychometric Testing?

3rd February 2020

Psychometric testing is becoming increasingly popular in the world of recruitment and so it is useful to understand the benefits and advantages that come with the adoption of this approach. 75% of The Times Best Companies to Work For use psychometric testing to ensure they hire the best candidates.[1] So, what is so good about psychometric testing, you might be wondering. Here are the top three benefits of psychometric testing in recruitment…

  1. Skills and Competencies

During recruitment it can be hard to get a good gauge on a candidate’s skills, competencies and abilities. This can lead to poor hiring decisions. With the introduction of psychometric testing you are able to learn so much more about a candidate – including details about their personality and abilities – in order to help you to ascertain whether they are the best fit for the role.

2. Cost Effective

Poor hiring decisions can cost companies a small fortune. By investing in psychometric testing you are able to improve company turnover by hiring the right person in the first place. It has been proven that psychometric testing provides a greater return on investment for companies. Using psychometric testing saves time and money throughout the recruitment process and beyond.Accurately

3. Evaluate Potential

Rather than focusing on what a candidate has done in the past, psychometric testing provides you with an accurate representation of future potential. You are provided with information you otherwise would have not been able to gain through simply an application and interview. This allows you to accurately evaluate which candidate has the best chance of being successful in a role.


There are so many Psychometric Assessment providers out there it is often difficult to find the right tool at the right time.

Beware of throwing random Psychometric Assessments in the mix, we always suggest keeping things simple!
An ability test, a personality test and a good old fashioned interview should empower you to make the right decision. By using psychometric testing you can accurately evaluate future potential of candidates, in addition to gaining information about their personalities, skills and abilities. Therefore, reducing staff turnover and saving valuable time and money.


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About the Author:

Nikky van Bommel is the Marketing Director for Big 5 Assessments and has worked in the Psychometric Testing industry for over 10 years. Nikky is responsible for all marketing and social media for the organisation.

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