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focus on individual assessments, acknowledge current
competence and build on recognised standards."
Current best practice in recruitment suggests
that testing for skills, abilities, personality and
competency provide the highest predictors for recruiting
the best possible job candidates.
Selecting staff of the highest calibre
requires a process that combines formal qualifications,
previous experience, on-the-job achievements reported
by referees, performance in psychometric testing and
matching personality profiles with accepted models.
You can utilise Livingstone's Psychological
Assessment and Profiling system as a powerful tool for
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HOW PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING WORKS
Each candidate's performance in
psychometric tests is used to rank them against all
other applicants by providing an equal and unbiased
testing ground. Comparisons are fair because conclusions
are based on the performance results for the same activity.
Those results also help the interviewer identify both
the strengths and weaknesses that the candidate is likely
to experience on the job.
TYPES OF TESTS INVOLVED
The tests prescribed will depend on the
job. Typically, management roles might require a package
of tests reporting on verbal, linguistic and abstract
reasoning skills. Specialist roles might report on specific
competencies such as mechanical reasoning for an engineer,
spatial visual skills for a forklift driver, or a certain
level of computer skills for someone producing high
quality communications material.
Personality profiles or competency indicator
reports provide indications for expected behaviour in
on-the-job situations. For example, certain personality
types do better than others in sales and customer relations
WHO DOES THE TESTING?
Livingstones only uses testing authorities
whose tests satisfy the most rigorous standards of reliability
and validity, and whose testing systems meet the standards
set under the Privacy Legislation. Where feasible, we
offer online testing so candidates can perform the tests
in the familiar environment of their office or home,
without the need to visit our premises.
Only the employer who has commissioned
the psychometric tests will have access to these confidential