Here are a number of the most frequently asked questions about our services.
Most reputable tests are designed using sound psychometric “principles”. The difference is in the complexity of the design and the relevance and size of the sample population used to standardise the test.
As a rough rule of thumb a test that takes minutes rather than hours to complete is relatively shallow. An appropriate test for your business is one that has a norm base developed on people relevant to your situation. e.g. a test referenced against students may not be relevant to the selection of salespeople.
The whole point of psychometrics in a commercial setting is to differentiate between individuals and to make appropriate decisions. In consequence a good “test” must discriminate against those who are, for example, unsuitable for a role. The issue is whether or not you are discriminating “fairly”. This is why SRS will reference its material against your own specific population as soon as it has enough data This said we, of course , ensure that our material does not discriminate against against gender, race or minority groups.
In most cases where selection is involved it is probably fair to say that candidates will try to present themselves in a way that suggests that they are what you are looking for.
The complexity of the test is a relevant issue but more than this the test should be part of a selection process that provides the opportunity for the assessor to meet with the candidate and test the results through a structured interview and feedback.
Rob Hiley ,Desktop-It Ltd
To Grow our businesses and to connect with other business owners we need to have a positive ethos within the company with good levels of communication. Throughout this process, we have learned new things from our training and the experts we meet along the way. We are inspired and encouraged through every stage of our business’s goals and our own. Every member of our team is better focused, and has a better understanding of what their roles are, as well as their specific importance within the business. Now instead of feeling unimportant and isolated, they feel necessary and empowered to preform both for themselves and for the business as a collective.
Jeewan Sagu ,Big Living
We contacted the SRS group to help us assess our team’s performance and skills within our field of work. The psychometric testing results let us better to understand each person’s talents and assign our workers to their preferred role, to maintain their morale and for outstanding results in their work. This process can allow us to develop and see a progress in their work as well as their characteristics. This is efficient and professional way of keeping our work force strong and positive.