Psychometric Assessment

Evaluate and predict a candidate’s abilities, skills, behaviours and personality traits via objective, scientific measurement

Psychometric assessment for a City investment firm

Research Europe supported a City investment firm who hire several analysts each year. We administered two psychometric assessments for each shortlisted candidate: the first measuring numerical reasoning, the second assessing critical thinking skills.

Psychometric assessment compliments other types of assessment, such as interviews or referencing, by providing you with a more scientific assessment of someone’s ability or personality.  It works in an unbiased and uniform way, allowing an objective comparison of different candidates in certain aspects of their approach and capability.

Ability tests provide demonstrable evidence of a candidate’s aptitudes. They can be used to assess numerical reasoning, critical thinking and comprehension, as well as many role specific tasks.

The seven ability tests we offer are:

  1. Core Abilities (verbal, numerical, abstract reasoning)
  2. DAT Next Generation (cognitive ability)
  3. Differential Aptitude (general ability)
  4. Numerical Data Interpretation Test (numerical ability)
  5. RANRA (numerical reasoning)
  6. Raven’s Advanced Progressive Matrices (general ability/concepts)
  7. Watson Glaser (critical thinking)

Personality tests predict how people will behave and perform at work and interact with others. Understanding the personality traits of candidates is helpful in evaluating whether they’ll be a good cultural fit and suited to the particular requirements of the role.  In particular, a personality assessment allows you to look at key leadership traits such as motivation, emotional intelligence, communication style and conflict management.

We offer nine personality assessments:

  1. Genos EI (emotional intelligence)
  2. Giotto (integrity)
  3. Golden Personality Profiler (general occupational personality)
  4. Honey & Mumford (learning style)
  5. Insights Discovery (general occupational personality, culture & team fit)
  6. Orpheus (general occupational personality)
  7. Saville Wave (potential, culture fit)
  8. SHL OPQ (relationship building, thinking styles, emotional traits)
  9. Sosie 2ndGeneration (culture fit)