India Inc keen to tap into advanced psychometrics

Psychometric assessment is the science of applied psychology, which is intended to identify specific personality trait that could highlight suitability for specific roles.
  • Language
  • App
  • Subscriptions
  • Specials
  • Sign-In
  • Register
GeStepAhead GrowMyMoney IThe Winning Leap SME Special
Moneycontrol

Home » News » Business

Oct 17, 2016, 02.19 PM | Source: PTI

India Inc keen to tap into advanced psychometrics

Psychometric assessment is the science of applied psychology, which is intended to identify specific personality trait that could highlight suitability for specific roles.

Like this story, share it with millions of investors on M3

India Inc keen to tap into advanced psychometrics

Psychometric assessment is the science of applied psychology, which is intended to identify specific personality trait that could highlight suitability for specific roles.

Post Your Comments

Share Cancel

India Inc keen to tap into advanced psychometrics
Recognised benefits of psychometrics largely remain unrealised in India as almost half the companies acknowledge not using it and as many as one in three has never explored it, but things are changing for the better, according to a study.

Psychometric assessment is the science of applied psychology, which is intended to identify specific personality trait that could highlight suitability for specific roles.

Psychometrics is primarily used for recruitment and selection in India. Application for talent assessment and development was around 50 per cent for most management levels, but at entry level, it stood at a mere 7 per cent.

"Psychometrics, as a science, is yet to be fully explored and leveraged in India. In an increasingly competitive world, only traditional methods such as interviews or aptitude tests may not be enough," said Shatrunjay Krishna, Director - Rewards, Talent and Communication, Willis Towers Watson, which conducted the study.

It further noted that despite succession planning being a key stated challenge for companies in India, the application of psychometrics in addressing this is low, with only 28 per cent using it at senior management and 13 per cent for middle management.

As per the findings by the global advisory, broking and solutions company, only 9 per cent of companies are unwilling to explore the new tool, indicating keenness among the vast majority (81 per cent) to leverage advanced psychometrics.

"Investment in training and developing a cadre of psychometric practitioners would lead to organisations understanding its impact on the talent cycle, which in turn will lead to a wider acceptance and right selection of instruments," Krishna said.

Interestingly, more Indian domestic organisations use psychometrics compared with MNCs.

Willis Towers Watson polled close to 100 of India's top organisations and HR leaders across sectors during March to June this year to explore levels of awareness, acceptance and application of psychometric assessments in the country and further examine how this is likely to evolve.

Buy, Hold, Sell ? Hear it first on M3
India Inc keen to tap into advanced psychometrics

See all

Get started using your favorite social network

or

Login using moneycontrol ID

Username
Password

Need help logging in? Reset password.

Don´t have an account? Sign Up

Get started using your favorite social network

or

Simply sign up using this short form

* mandatory

UserName*

Username should be atleast 4 character

Password*

Password should be 8 or more characters,
atleast 1 number, 1 symbol & 1 upper case letter

Alert

Your Password should contain
  • 8 or more characters
  • At least 1 number
  • At least 1 symbol
  • At least 1 upper case letter
Confirm Password*
Email
Already have an account? Login