Although we as humans all share common characteristics, each of us has our own unique sets of traits and preferences that create our psychological make-up, which are engraved in psychometric assessments. These form our personality, which shapes our perception of the world around us and how we respond to it. In an organizational context, our personality is reflected in our work style and, as suggested by research, can be a significant predictor of job performance. Therefore, having an awareness of how our personality influences the way we work and why we like or are better at certain aspects of our job more than others can be a powerful driver of professional growth and development.
Psychometric assessments are a scientific tool used to objectively measure an individual’s personality, motivation, attitude, or emotional intelligence.
Why should we consider using Psychometric tests for development?
- The psychometric assessments can help both an individual and their manager gain a better understanding of their level of ability and work preferences, which can be useful for creating a development framework to support them to enhance their skills and performance at work.
- Psychometrics tests can create a common language to distinguish a team’s strengths and development needs. This can help team members to communicate better and adapt their working styles to complement each other’s strengths.
- In coaching, using psychometrics assessment can provide many benefits. It can help the coach to better understand the participant and can use the results as a starting point for them to discuss the participant’s preferences, strengths, and development needs. Additionally, it can be the ‘most powerful take away’ to the participant in helping them gain a better self-insight and awareness into their strengths and development needs, catalyzing their self-development.
It is important that the test you choose is valid and reliable.
Our team of Occupational and Business Psychologist and Consultants are trained in the British Psychological Society (BPS) Test User: Ability and Personality. We abide by the BPS Code of Ethics and are trained to use a wide range of different psychometric tools. We incorporate psychometric assessments into team and leadership development programs. We also actively use it with our coaching clients. To learn more about how we can support you to reach your full potential using psychometric assessments, please contact us or book a free meeting.