Rise in use of psychometrics

Phillips, Lucy
July 2007
People Management;7/26/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 15, p19
The article presents the findings of a survey conducted by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR). Psychometric testing is a useful or very useful aid in the recruitment process according to 92 per cent of recruiters surveyed by AGR. The Graduate Recruitment Survey 2007 also revealed that two-thirds of the respondents surveyed said the results of psychometric tests had "some influence" on recruiting decisions, while almost a quarter said they had a "very strong influence."


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