Every human is a unique.
Measuring our physical attributes like our weight, strength, height are easy tasks.
Measuring our traits such as personality, intelligence, attitude and beliefs are important. Wether you're hiring people, building successful teams, creating corporate communication and understanding each other or working to figure out what to do with your life and who you are, it's useful to assess these less than obvious traits.
What Is Psychometric Testing?
Psychometric tests such as personality profiles, reasoning tests, motivation questionnaires, and ability assessments work to provide objective data for subjective measurements.
Using psychometric tests allows you to make a more objective and impartial judgment.
Access to objectivity of self is a human challenge. Having coaches, mentors, trained managers who are skilled at delivering objectivity is crucial and sadly, not yet a priority in business. Having trusted family and friends who can communicate objectivity to you, within healthy relationship boundaries is gold and rare. None of us are taught healthy relationship building skills, which include the learned process of healthy communication.
You should know that a good quality psychometric test provides fair and accurate results each time it's given.
To ensure this, the test must meet these four key criteria:
Advantages Of Investing In Quality Psychometric Testing
Well engineered personality tests will enable you better understanding of yourself in communication and when portraits are shared, better understanding of others. Thus allowing healthy, productive conversations to emerge.
Quality psychometric tests will offer you a practitioner to review results so you can get the most value from the results as well as enter into any further personal or professional development strategies.
How Would You Use Psychometric Tests?
Hiring - great for establishing an individuals fit for a particular team or job. Identifying strengths that the applicant may have missed on the resume or application.
Quality products are great at helping you identify hidden sales people and leaders amongst organizations, saving money on the process to hire from outside the establishment.
Team Design & Building - higher quality psychometric tests, such as LUMINA products, can efficiently and fluidly help establish team workability, efficiencies and strategies for such situations as overwhelm, deadlines, communication breakdowns, to name a few. Developing team strengths and uncovering blind spots are crucial to improve ROI (return on investment) in business and cost efficient.
Creating consistent clear work culture allows for everyone to feel part of the big picture.
Personal Development - psychometric tests are great at helping us identify parts of us we may not even be aware of. Also these tests can be great reminders of traits we may have forgotten.
Having a personality test done prior to interviews or resume writing is a great way to get clear on your specific traits you can bring to an organization. These test can help bring the words to describe yourself to others.
Bringing these tests to create greater understanding in relationships has shown massive improvements in the ability to have greater understanding and create clearer communication.
Professional Development - there are high quality psychometric tests that can assist and point specifically to such traits as Sales, Leadership, Emotional Agility. These are great for people working or wanting to work in these areas to establish their starting point and to build on their existing strengths. Allowing them to reach platforms in their career unknown to them without the objectivity provided.
Descriptions can allow for improved interview and review processes.
Assessing people is a highly complex and subjective process, and psychometric tests are a great way of objectively assessing people's "hidden" traits. Be sure to invest wisely in your psychometric tools and have a professional facilitate the results.
From recruitment to long-term career development, these tests provide a great deal of reliable information to make important personnel decisions.
When you use the tests, ensure that they've been rigorously evaluated. Speak with a practitioner of the tests in advance. Have an idea of what you are looking to accomplish. Even as simple as gaining a greater understanding of self. Which is the BEST reason to invest in a psychometric tool.
As a LUMINA practitioner, I invite you to invest in your first quality psychometric test with LUMINA SPARK, If you have been looking to build on your resume, improve your interviewing skills, create a stronger sense of self, improve your relationships at home or work, or are part of creating impactful teams. LUMINA is the BEST tool for you to gain that advantage.
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