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Psychometric and personality tests and assessment centres

Books and articles on psychometric testing, personality testing, aptitude tests and assessment centres for both candidates and hiring managers.

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How to succeed at an assessment centre
Harry Tolley and Robert Wood (Kogan Page, 2006)

This book covers all aspects of attending an assessment centre, from what to wear to what to do after the assessment centre, to ensure you get as much benefit from it as possible. Chapters include sections on role play, giving presentations and how to succeed at group exercises and pass psychometric tests.

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The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support advice or contact library@icaew.com.

Ultimate aptitude tests: assess your potential with aptitude, motivational and personality tests

Designed to be useful for anyone taking aptitude tests from secondary school upwards. Includes a wide range of tests. Covers visual, numeric and verbal reasoning, IQ, physical tests, and spatial awareness.

How to succeed at an assessment centre

Offers practical guidance on passing recruitment tests held at assessment centres. Includes sections on group exercises, communication and presentation skills, psychometric tests, panel interviews, and role-playing exercises.

How to pass technical selection tests

Aimed at candidates facing psychometric tests as part of the recruitment process. Includes sections on preparing for tests, common types of psychometric tests, and samples questions for different types of reasoning ability.

Assessment methods in recruitment selection and performance

A comprehensive guide for managers examining formal assessment methods used in both recruitment and performance management. The principles underpinning assessment methods are explored and practical applications provided. The use of assessment centres, psychometrics and structured interviews are examined, and practical advice on their use given.

Get that job: interviews - how to keep your head and get your ideal job

Contains chapters on self-assessment, communication and presentation skills, answering tricky interview questions, telephone interviews, internal interviews, assessment centres, and psychometric tests.

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Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Psychometric testing no longer meets business needs

Discussion of the tendency of human resources (HR) leaders' to rely on psychometric tests to recruit and support talent development. Topics covered include the commercialisation and expansion of psychometric tests, reasons why psychometric tests should be used only for informing decision-making and not to make decisions, and the matching of psychometrics to job roles.

Psychometrics: the science of measuring the human mind

An interview with Vijai Pandey from the online test providers Psychometric World (TPW) and Dr. Mariya Jilinskaya (Masha) from the Indian Institute of Business Psychology is presented. When asked about the psychometrics to be added in a candidate's recruitment, he refers to the values including creative thinking, customer service, and critical thinking. Pandey believes that technology has brought changes to the psychometric industry. Masha comments on the use of Assessment centers in hiring.

Ace the assessment

With more employers using pschometric tests as part of the hiring process, this article discusses the most common types and how they are being used by companies. Advice is also given on how to improve performance when taking an assessment.

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Psychological Testing Centre

The British Psychological Society

Information and guidance relating to standards in tests and testing from the British Psychological Society. A Test Taker's Guide is available, covering the test process, guidance on what psychological tests measure and how to prepare for tests.

Psychometric tests

Graduate Prospects May 2017

Tips from Prospects, the graduate careers website, on the different types of test and sources of practice psychometric tests

Selection methods

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

CIPD overview of candidate assessment methods, focusing on interviews, psychometric tests and assessment centres, as part of the recruitment process. Registration required to access content.

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