Critical analysis of psychometric testing in HRM

Topics: Candidate, Software testing Pages: 4 (1800 words) Published: December 3, 2014
Kaspar
 Lai
 (100070377)
 
2014-­‐2015
 NBS5011Y
 
Human
 Resource
 Management
 Summative
 Assessment
 
 

 
Introduction:
 
Psychometric
  testing
  has
  been
  described
  as
  a
  standardised
  assessment
  on
 
analysing
 individuals’
 cognitive
 abilities
 and
 personalities
 traits.
 These
 kinds
 of
 
information
  are
  especially
  important
  in
  making
  managerial
  decisions,
  such
  as
 
recruitment,
 selection
 and
 promotion
 decisions.
 
 

 
There
 are
 many
 ways
 of
 using
 psychometric
 testing
 and
 the
 feasibility
 varies
 by
 
how
  organisations
  use
  it.
  In
  the
  following,
  we’ll
  look
  at
  the
  feasibility
  of
  using
 
psychometric
 testing
 in
 human
 resource
 management
 process,
 the
 examination
 
of
 tests
 available
 and
 the
 way
 that
 they
 are
 used
 and
 discuss
 the
 pros
 and
 cons
 of
 
using
 these
 tests
 in
 selection
 and
 promotion
 decisions.
 
 

 
Feasibility
 of
 using
 testing
 in
 HRM
 process:
 
Psychometric
  testing
  is
  often
  described
  as
  a
  very
  useful
  tool
  to
  provide
  the
 
information,
  however
  ‘very
  useful’
  is
  a
  fairly
  vague
  idea
  of
  whether
  these
  tests
 
are
  feasible
  in
  the
  real
  organisational
  context.
  According
  to
  some
  studies
 
(Demasi,
  2013),
  there
  are
  five
  factors
  affecting
  the
  effectiveness
  of
  psychometric
 
testing.
 
 

 
The
 feasibility
 of
 using
 testing...
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