Well-crafted psychometrics are proven effective across organisations and across roles. They can help you understand the strengths and limitations of anyone, from those new to the workplace right up to a potential Chief Executive Candidate for a major international organisation. But there is one possible blind spot that people may feel psychometric instruments may have – surely those who use and administer them on a regular basis would be able to beat them?
Although there is evidence that many HR professionals don’t always know everything about the hiring process, will HR professionals, or anyone with suitable experience understand exactly what they’re being asked? And if so, does that mean we cannot use psychometrics when recruiting for these roles?