Sunday February 23, 2020

Discovering the value of psychometric testing

Nama is one body that finds an online or paper-based assessment of the abilities of a job candidate to be more reliable than an interview, writes Linda Daly

11th June, 2011

Psychometric testing can provide a more accurate prediction of a candidate’s suitability for a particular role.

That is according to Eleanor Murphy, managing director of Career Development Services.

‘‘Research has shown this method is far more reliable than an interview, for example,” said Murphy. In agreement, it would seem, is the National Asset Management Agency (Nama), which recently confirmed that it was using psychometric assessment to help fill 28 new positions. Nama is...

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