What is a psychometric test?
There are two main types of psychometric assessment; cognitive ability and personality. Both are fair and objective through their standardised administration and reliable and valid construction process.
Ability tests measure your aptitude and critical reasoning at certain tasks, while personality questionnaires are concerned with behaviour and preferences in the workplace. That’s it, there’s no complicated and hidden algorithms working to trick your candidates into giving up information, just a transparent assessment of these attributes.
The scientific nature of psychometric tests means they omit the influence of subjective bias present in other recruitment and development methods.
Psychometrics are almost always completed online, and most are timed. The exception here is some personality assessments (such as those on Psycruit), which can be completed at leisure until the assessment deadline.