Psychometric testing is now a fundamental part of recruitment. Even
so, everyday more companies are integrating it as part of their process
in getting the right people for the job. RecruitIreland.com is now offering
you the chance to survey your own behavioural profile. A psychometric
profile can be an excellent extra to add on to your CV. Employers
will get a better understanding about what makes you tick and how
you behave. There are many forms of psychometric analysis. RecruitIreland.com uses the popular DISC version.
DISC measures four factors of an individual's behaviour: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance. They can be characterised as assertiveness, communication, patience and structure. DISC, interprets the relations between these factors. For example where a highly Dominant person has an equally high level of Influence, they will behave quite differently to an equally Dominant individual without that Influence. The factors combine like this to provide (theoretically) around one million different profiles.
Using this information, DISC can be used to describe a person's general approach, their motivations and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, and some of the basic assumptions they make about other people. It can also go far in helping to predict how a person will react or perform in various circumstances.
As you can see from the following quote, psychometric testing is fast becoming an integral part of the recruitment process.
It has been estimated that some 70 per cent of UK organisations test their workforce either for personality or ability before making a job offer or conferring a promotion.- Personnel Today magazine
RecruitIreland.com users can create and view their own psychometric profile using the 'Discus Online' service for just £19 stg plus VAT (approx. €28 depending on rate of exchange)
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