Τhe Cyprus Human Resource Management Association (CyHRMA) organised two breakfast meetings on the subject of ‘Psychometric Tools and Tests: Their importance in Employee Selection and Personnel Development’. The first meeting was held on the 13th May 2015, at the Deloitte offices in Limassol, with Eleni Demosthenous, a Human Capital Consultant and Executive Coach of the Advanced Institute. The second meeting was held on the 18th May 2015, at the PwC offices in Nicosia with Elena Leonidou and Argyro Demetriou Loizidou, Human Resource Consultants at PwC and Certified Occupational Assessors. Both events were a great success and participants were mainly professionals in the Human Capital area, with some participation from company owners and General Managers as well.
The presentations covered mainly the following topics:
– Definition of psychometric tools
– Different types of tools including Personality tests and Aptitude tests
– Steps in psychometric testing
– How to effectively use Psychometric tools in Employee Selection and Employee Development processes and activities
During the meetings, participants were presented with different tools and had the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences, discuss case studies and carry out practical exercises, in using such tools. They were also provided with key tips and advice on how to incorporate psychometric tools to the recruitment process and employee development programs. Participants were particularly interested to hear real examples of organisations that are using psychometric tools in Recruitment and such examples came from both the presenters and other participants, who are using to some extent such tools.
In both groups, participants found the presentation and the discussions very useful and enlightening and shared that they are now more comfortable to explore the possibility to use such tools. Participants commented that the meeting helped them to gain more clarity regarding the benefits of using such tools and ideas on how to incorporate them in their human resource processes.