Using Psychological Assessments for Business – Why the Fear?

April 21, 2017
Using Psychological Assessments for Business – Why the Fear?

This is a Brief Guest Article

Although we are Organisational Psychologists, we tend to stay away from the word ‘psychologist’. It’s a noun that breeds the fear into even the strongest CEO. Business leaders and owners have the impression we are ‘brain scanning’ and that our occupation is aligned to the ‘dark side’ 🙂

Another word we drop from our vocabulary is, ‘test’ – it’s a word that implies pass or fail. Assessing candidates for employment is all about job fit – not pass or failing.

However, when it comes to sports, psychologists are a critical member of the team. So why not the business team?

Here’s a interesting article written by my friend and business associate, Nigel Newman. Nigel is the founder and director of Personal Solutions UK, the publishers of PeopleCLUES, a highly validates suite of employment assessments targeted at entry level hiring.

You can download and read this article HERE