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5 Reasons Why Psychometrics is Important for Organisational Success 

Psychometrics do more than determine an employee’s personal preferences and behaviours. It can be the doorway to improve workplace cultures, collaboration, and employee development in our rapidly changing world. Psychometric testing has been used for over 100 years with around 70% of UK companies using these testing methods to support their recruitment process or develop their current employees.[1] But what are the benefits of psychometric testing and their importance for organisational success?

In this article, we will explore why psychometrics is important and uncover 5 ways where it can improve organisational success.  

What is psychometrics?  

Psychometrics is simply an area of psychological measurement that is structured using questionnaires and a series of tests that address a person’s knowledge, attitudes, and personality preferences.[2] It is primarily used to interpret, identify, and score an individual’s strengths and areas of development, and is a valuable tool to help organisations understand their employees on a deeper level to determine if there are areas for skills development.  

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Here Are Our Top 5 Reasons How Psychometrics Can Help Towards Your Organisational Success

Enhances Employee Development

Psychometric testing helps identify the strengths and areas of employee development for organisations, allowing them to recognise where they can develop their workforces. Equipping employees with their psychometric profiles will help them improve their work performance and reach their full human potential.

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Improves Organisational Culture

Organisations that use psychometric testing can build a better understanding of their employees to create a positive workplace culture. Having a deeper insight into how employees prefer to work as individuals and as part of a team will significantly help organisations recognise how their values and behaviours align with their employees.

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Team Building

Psychometrics play a crucial role in team development to help organisations maintain positive workplace relationships and improve internal communication. It can be incorporated as part of a team day initiative to help improve team collaboration and provide a deeper understanding of others. It also highlights how employees work together and if there are areas for development to help build a cohesive and productive workplace environment.

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Supports Leadership Development

Within leadership development, psychometric testing can help identify specific qualities and traits that organisations are looking for in their employees. On the other hand, employees who are already in leadership roles will be able to recognise areas where they can improve with psychometric assessments to ensure teams are fully engaged and productive for organisational success.

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Career Opportunities

Psychometric profiling is another great way to identify where employees can start to grow their professional careers and for organisations to recognise areas where they can develop their employees internally. If there are chances for career progression, psychometrics can offer valuable insights to help individuals transition smoothly into a new role or identify if they are suited to a different position.

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Psychometrics at Ashorne Hill

As part of our transformative learning experience, we provide the latest psychometric tools to help learners identify their strengths and areas for development to ensure they unlock their full potential. Our Insights Discovery sessions are one of the main ways to help organisations understand and develop their employees on a deeper level due to the psychometric profiling feature and facilitated sessions with our learning professionals.

Individuals are able to recognise and appreciate how others work as well as reflect and adapt their own working styles to create an effective working environment. These sessions are a chance for organisations and their employees to collaborate, communicate, and network with each other and provide further insight into their strengths and improvement areas.

 

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Article written by Ashorne Hill’s Victoria Sparkes

References

[1] Pearce, Andrea, Volker Patent, and Madeleine Knightley. “What You Need to Know About Psychometrics.” OpenLearn, The Open University, 9 Sept. 2021, www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/psychology/what-you-need-know-about-psychometrics.

[2] Pearce, Andrea, Volker Patent, and Madeleine Knightley. “What You Need to Know About Psychometrics.” OpenLearn, The Open University, 9 Sept. 2021, www.open.edu/openlearn/health-sports-psychology/psychology/what-you-need-know-about-psychometrics.