What advantages do psychometric tests have over other forms of assessment?
The first advantage they have is that they add a degree of reliability to the selection procedure that cannot be achieved without their use. Test results can be represented numerically making it easy both to compare applicants with each other, and with pre-defined groups (e.g. successful vs. unsuccessful job incumbents). In the case of personality tests the test addresses the issue of how the person characteristically behaves in a wide range of different situations and with different people.
Thus psychometric tests of personality, aptitude and ability provide a range of information that is not easily and reliably assessed in other ways. Such information can fill important gaps which have not been assessed by application forms, interviews and references, and can also raise questions that can later be directly addressed in the interview.
The use of psychometric tests add a degree of breadth to assessment decisions which cannot be achieved in any other way.
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