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#19 Lever psychometric tests to assess whether candidates are a good fit with the business culture

Issues

Seeking to evaluate its candidates, both in terms of theirabilities and their compatibility with the proposed position, thisrecruitment firm established that recruitment errors were often dueto overly subjective opinions on the part of the recruiters.

Actions taken

To gain objectivity, this firm decided to have theircandidates take psychometric tests through the Hogan PersonalityInventories (HPI). The interest of these HPI tests: they measure thenatural personality, i.e., the way we behave with others on a dailybasis. They indicate, for example, whether you are a leader or afollower, a cooperator, or an individualist. These are key elements toknow if the candidate will be able to integrate well.

Confirmed results

The implementation of HPI tests allowed the firmto evaluate candidates more objectively, to compare them to thedesired background, and to better report to the employer the criteriathat led to the selection of these candidates in the shortlist.

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