Workplace Psychometric Testing
Specialists in identifying the right employees for your company.
Welcome to ZAssessments
Welcome to ZAssessments, a private psychometrist practice based in Sandton. We provide specialist services to companies whereby we assist them to:
- Select the right employees to fit the corporate culture;
- assess the current workforce’s capability;
- engage with employees in a positive way;
- manage talent; and
- perform effective succession planning.
This is done by conducting and interpreting psychometric assessments that learn about a candidate’s personality and way of thinking. These assessments are administered, scored, interpreted in line with Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) standards.
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Put your health first, commit to self-care by investing in your mental health.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Anaïs Nin.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental health includes “subjective well-being”, perceived self-efficacy, autonomy, competence, inter-generational dependence, and self actualization of one’s intellectual and emotional potential, amongst others”.
The WHO further states that the well being of an individual is encompassed in the realization of their a abilities, coping with the normal stresses of life, productive work and contributing to their communities.
Why use a workplace psychometrist?
Testing is a specialised role, which forms a crucial part of the larger Human Resources objective. Below are four reasons why companies should use a psychometrist.four
MAKE INFORMED CHOICES
In today’s fast paced, highly competitive environment, a company’s decisions on staff need to be backed up by scientific and objective data which psychometric testing provides. The data provided by testing provides clarity on which employee initiatives work and which ones do not. When difficult strategic company decisions need to be made, psychometrics can facilitate the decision making.
REPLACING STAFF IS COSTLY
It can be expensive for an employer to replace a skilled position and the costs increase exponentially if a company makes the wrong choice when hiring. Studies have shown that psychometrics can improve recruitment outcomes greatly over the company using purely subjective methods such as resume-screening and interviews.
ONGOING BENEFITS AFTER SELECTION
Once a staff selection is made, the psychometric results can be put to further use. Knowing who employees are helps knowing what they want from the company, how to motivate them, and how to get them to work towards their strengths. It also informs what training and development initiatives need to be taken.
To conclude, using psychometrics for selection and development of staff is a growing trend that is turning into a critical business function. While companies strive to be more efficient in an age of information, gaining the right information quickly has become more critical