Psychological testing and profiling is a proven tool which can be utilised in order to gain access to a person's behaviour and performance ability. Though including such testing has only recently taken a foothold in the Human Resource and Recruitment sector, the method has quickly proven itself as a reliable and accurate predictor of how an employee will fit into a given business.
While it is tempting to assume sufficient information will be gained during an interview… Unfortunately, this sentiment could not be further from the truth. As the workforce decreases tenure time of service to an organisation, individuals are becoming more practiced and more skilled at the interviewing process.
Psychological Testing is not designed to be a crystal ball, but it will tell you if an individual has:
It seems like an easy item to assess, but working off instincts in an interview does not always work out.
Think back to a time when you hired what seemed like the perfect match – they had the ideal resume and said all the right things during interview. Three months into the job they clashed with almost all of the major players in your organisation and then left.
Some of your existing staff may also have left… the net result was lost productivity, lost opportunity, potentially some valuable long-term staff lost and you were back to square one, with a position to fill.
The testing process offered at JP Smith is tailored to your specific needs.
Common questions are:
Another common and widely adopted use for this testing is to examine existing staff in preparation for internal advancement to management roles. You may have someone "on the floor" who looks to be ideal for that next step. With evaluation, you can ensure they have the people skills necessary to manage, along with the technical skills you already know they have.
In some cases, even if testing highlights deficiencies, this can be used to offer training to overcome any issues and ensure your ideal in-house candidate has every chance of success.
Due to its sensitive and complex nature, only a qualified Psychologist can conduct and interpret genuine Psychological Testing and Profiling – At JP Smith we have qualified Psychologists on our permanent staff to ensure we can offer the most dependable and comprehensive service.
Our in-house psychologists, Jamie Smith and Dane Vallely, offer a concise testing package and plain language report starting from $2,285 + GST. Please note, this testing is included in our permanent recruitment service fee.
Our Enhanced Psychological Testing, which we utilise for all C-Level recruitment exercises, is incorporated on top of our standard Full Psychological Profiling and includes a critical thinking appraisal - one of the strongest predictors of job success. This tool, which evaluates the cognitive ability of professionals, assesses a range of factors including an executive’s decision making skills, their judgement, creativity and problem solving ability as well as their openness to change and much more.
Don’t just take it from us. Take a look at what some of our clients have had to say about our Psychological Testing and Profiling service.
Want to get in touch? Contact us today in TOOWOOMBA (07) 4659 7400 or BRISBANE (07) 3333 2200.