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Is there a proven scientific link between psychometric testing and hiring the best people?

Written by Emma Jennings Hester

Seems like everyone’s doing it … Should you?

Psychometric tests have been continually refined since the early part of the 20th century and confidence in them has risen exponentially. Now used on a global scale, Psychometric testing is utilised by over 75% of the Times Top 100 companies in the UK and over 80% of Fortune 500 companies in the USA. Now, 81% of companies using these tests in their interview process said they expect to make more reliable hiring decisions, whereas only 67% said the same in 2010.


The percentage of employers who believed that psychometric testing can predict future performance has risen from 49% in 2010 to 57% in 2016 and continues to grow. More than three quarters of HR recruitment professionals in the UK are now using psychometric testing during interviews, and 78% agree that it is a ‘powerful tool’ for hiring.


Are you still unsure about using Psychometric tests in your hiring process? Here are the facts you need to know…

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