Psychometric tests used to be long, formal exercises candidates would take some way into the recruitment process. But could testing potential applicants before they even apply mean employers get a better fit, or more of the same? Peter Crush investigates.
Updated to include information on trends in recruitment and selection.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that a requirement for a job applicant with Asperger's syndrome to complete an online multiple-choice psychometric test was indirectly discriminatory. The EAT also upheld claims for discrimination arising from disability and failure to make reasonable adjustments.
Almost half of employers have had to shorten the time it takes to recruit someone because they want to hire new staff more quickly, according to research.
As companies endeavour to attract candidates with the right skills, Cath Everett looks at how gamification is helping recruiters select from a more diverse pool of talent.
In this unusual case, a job applicant who passed three interview stages, but had her conditional offer of employment withdrawn over poor psychometric testing results, unsuccessfully claimed age discrimination.
In this report on the 2012 XpertHR survey on psychometric testing, we examine the improvements that employers would like to make to testing, as well as the administration and scoring of tests.
In this named-practice XpertHR survey on psychometric testing, we examine the range of psychometric tests used by employers to support their recruitment and selection of new recruits.
A model policy on best practice in psychometric testing, which deals with choosing psychometric tests, who can use psychometric tests?, guidelines for the use of psychometric tests and guidelines for administering psychometric tests.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to psychometric testing of job applicants.