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Why do employers use psychometric tests?

Dec 2, 2021 11:43:57 AM

How do you currently predict job performance?

Why do employers use psychometric tests?

What are you basing your recruitment decisions on?

How do you find out what your candidates key motivators are?

As the digital revolution gathers pace more and more recruiters are turning to psychometric assessment software to help hire more efficiently and reduce the workload of their recruitment teams.  

But why exactly do recruiters use them?

Why do employers use psychometric tests? | Clevry

Better predict job performance 

Scientifically speaking, psychometric assessments can help replicate job performance much better than CV's, references or interviews alone. By including test results in the decision making process, you increase the chances of making good hire who is a better fit with your company culture.  


Aids decision making with data

Certain personality traits are better suited to certain job roles. If you have two equally suitable candidates based on CV then having additional tools to aid your decision making can help you make a better hiring decision. Employing someone who is a good match based on their values and motivations (as well as ability to do the job) will mean your new hires will be far more motivated and engaged in their role from the start.


Provides added value for candidates 

Completing psychometric tests, in particular personality questionnaires and situational judgement tests requires a candidate to spend time considering their own thinking and behaviour. These activities, as well as feedback sessions discussing assessment results with candidates, can help the individual to increase their self-awareness and kick start their personal development. 

Furthermore the objective nature of our assessment tools means that candidates can be sure that the process is more standardised and fairer for all candidates applying. 


Helps with candidate onboarding 

Onboarding new hires plays a crucial part in keeping your new employees engaged and productive as they start their new role. Without a structured onboarding process, organisations can see staff turnover rates of up to 50% within the first year or employment  

When used correctly, positive onboarding can help ensure that your new hire is nurtured based on their individual strengths and preferences, leading to increased productivity, loyalty and engagement. 


Helps with long-term development of employees

By knowing your employees motivational drivers, work-based strengths and weaknesses, employers are in a much better position to provide ongoing development that is tailored to each individuals needs.   


Reduces hiring bias

Implementing psychometric tests during the selection phase of your recruitment can go a long way to helping reduce cognitive hiring bias. Everyone experiences bias in some form, and having assessments to lean on throughout the recruitment process allows businesses to combine data and intuition to make the best possible hiring decisions. 


If you're interested in finding out more about psychometric assessments then check out some of our other blog posts: What is a psychometric test? Types of psychometric test and questions to ask a psychometric test provider. Alternatively give us a call and one of the team would be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Topics: Assessments
Ryan Inglethorpe

Written by Ryan Inglethorpe