Most common assessment tools used by employers

Most common assessment tools used by employers.

Psychometric Assessment

Psychometric tests help measure candidates’ suitability for a role based on the personality characteristics and cognitive abilities required to perform the role.

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) MBTI is the most widely used personality test in the world, with over 3.5 million tests assessed every year. About 80% of Fortune 500 companies have been using the MBTI to assess candidates’ preferences, their perception and decision-making skills. It aims to indicate a pattern in human behavior and categorizes candidates into four different personality types. The result of this test indicates the type of personality category that Candidates fall in, helping the company determine if candidates are a good fit for the Position/role.
  • Caliper Caliper has been used to assess the personality of potential candidates for over 50 years and has been adopted by companies such as Motorola, Orange County Luxury Hotels, and more. This test measures if applicants’ traits and attributes are in alignment with the job profile or not. It focuses on Candidates natural strengths, potential in the required job areas, and motivations. This method can also give Candidate a chance to judge if the nature of the job aligns with his/her interests or not.
  • Likert Scale It is often used to form the questions and options for a psychometric test for job applicants. It is a bipolar method of testing Candidates positive and negative responses to a particular statement. A leading online testing platform uses Likert Scale as one of its assessment tools to measure certain personality traits of candidates.

Skills Assessment

These assessments help employers accurately gauge the skill level of the candidates to successfully perform a certain job.

  • Predictive Index (PI) The index is a 12 minute timed test that is often used as a pre-employment assessment tool for hiring and as a post-employment assessment tool for talent development. The PI has been in use for over 60 years by companies across the globe. This is a scientific tool that assesses Candidates cognitive and behavioral aspects of their personality to test if they are a good fit to a job role, thereby helping employers mitigate turnover.
  • Interview Mocha Interview Mocha is Indian online assessment software that helps recruiters and hiring managers to shortlist candidates in four simple steps. It is used by the employers to check Candidates aptitude and job readiness, skills, with the help of custom tests and advanced simulations. This tool provides a quantifiable result for making a selection decision.

Behavioural Assessment

These tests evaluate applicants’ behavioral traits to help predict their future performance and identify candidates who are most likely to succeed.

  • Wonderlic A major test used to select athletes, especially quarterbacks in the National Football League (NFL), is now used by companies to assess their candidates. The tool can be used to test the candidates’ decision making skills,grasping power, and other behavioral skills.
  • IBM Kenexa Employee assessment wing of IBM uses behavioral science techniques to measure traits, skills, and culture fit of potential candidates and employees. IBM Kenexa provides job evaluation tools, skill assessment tests, functional behavior assessments and more.

High performing organizations constantly evaluate and improve their candidate evaluation systems by paying attention to predictor variables, outcome variables, and the correlations between the two. Psychometric tests should be subject to the same rigorous testing and validation as the candidates they are being utilized to assess. When hiring managers and HR utilize the right methodology to select and retain the right psychometric tests, they can significantly raise the probability of selecting and retaining the right talent, too.

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