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The Hare and the Tortoise… 85 years later

The Hare & Tortoise (….85 Years Later)                                 

I’ve used psychometric testing in my work for decades yet some people still say that psychological testing has little validation.

Yeah, right.  That’s like saying gravity has little validation.

Here are the facts:

Psychometric assessments are 4 times more accurate than interviews when it comes to predicting a person’s success at work.

Check the stats:

More than 231 studies in both the USA and Europe, over 85 years, confirm that psychometric assessment consistently predicts job performance extremely well:

  • for men and women in all types of jobs
  • better for management than non-management roles
  • for both the first few weeks of employment and up to 5 years later

(the longest study ever done)

Here’s the catch:  psychometrics predict performance accurately but not perfectly.

Sometimes the tortoise beats the hare.

But smart money always rides on the hare.

About Dr. Duff Watkins [www.execsearch.com.au]

international executive search consultant / author-- dispensing career advice about how the job market really works


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