McQuaig Psychometric Testing

McQuaig InstituteThe word psychometric basically refers to the measurement of the mind. Unlike facets such as education, skills, experience, appearance and punctuality, the behavioural traits and personality of a candidate can be much more difficult to assess during an interview.

We in Boyd HR have chosen the McQuaig Psychometric System (BPS and CPC accredited) to ensure our Clients select the best individuals for the recruitment needs.

The McQuaig Psychometric System helps you understand the whole person. It is so much more than a personality test because humans are more than a set of numbers.

Recruitment and selection is like a 3-legged stool. You need to get all the right structural elements right or it may topple over at the first sign of pressure.

Each psychometric assessment will measure a different aspect of an individual. Some will focus on specific skills such as numerical ability. Others will look at innate qualities such as temperament. What and how you measure will depend on the needs of the role and organisation.

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A Common Question:

I use interviews and other methods; why should I replace them with tests?

You shouldn’t! Psychometrics provide part of the picture. Interviews, for instance, provide information tests can’t reach. Research shows that interviews, references and application forms are very bad at predicting whether people will succeed. Interviews alone lack objectivity because you will be hugely influenced by your prejudices, likes and dislikes without realising it.