Psychometric Testing and Training

Make smarter recruitment decisions

In today's job market, psychometric techniques play a vital role in hiring and talent management. HR professionals rely on these tools to identify top candidates, understand employee motivations, strengths, and development needs. Our psychometric tools enhance talent selection, improve organisational understanding and standardise processes for objectivity and reliability.

What are Psychometrics?

A psychometric test or questionnaire evaluates various aspects of human behaviour, such as ability or personality, in standardised conditions. The results are presented as either numerical scores or in categorical forms, such as grades (A to E) or color-coded systems (red, amber, green). Standardising the test and ensuring objectivity in the results eliminates potential bias and provides a more accurate depiction of an individual's behaviours and characteristics.

While the term "psychometric test" can encompass a wide range of assessments, it primarily pertains to ability and aptitude tests. On the other hand, the phrase "psychometric assessment" is a broader and more suitable term that encompasses profilers, instruments and questionnaires used to evaluate an individual's personality traits.

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Why Choose eras for Psychometrics?

Clear Pricing

Our prices are competitive and transparent. There are no hidden costs and we have always matched top quality with affordability.

Great Customer Service

We are regularly complimented on the quality of our customer service and have been since we were first established in 1982.

No Contracts

We have no annual licence fees or other hidden expenses. Our approach is a credit based 'pay as you go' approach, where credits never expire.

Varied & Detailed Reports

Our reports are insightful, thorough and user-friendly. The Quest Profiler® is BPS registered and suitable for both recruitment and employee development.

What Are Personality Profiles?

Personality profiles provide detailed insights into traits and behaviours. They are created using questionnaires and offer valuable understanding of individuals' actions and performance. There are no right or wrong answers in a personality assessment.

Developed by academics and scientists, this holistic approach helps comprehend beliefs, motivations and behaviours. It is widely adopted across industries to understand target audiences effectively.

Psychometrics are commonly used in HR, recruitment and L&D to ensure candidates possess desired characteristics and support their ongoing development.

These assessments align candidates with suitable roles and identify areas where they can thrive. Personality testing enhances consistency in hiring by aligning traits with job requirements.

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Cutting-Edge Psychometric Assessments

Our psychometric assessments; including aptitude tests, 360-degree reviews, skill tests and personality questionnaires are available through The Psychometric Portal®. Our assessments delve deeper into a person's capabilities. By utilising tests focused on numerical, inductive, logical, diagrammatic, and verbal reasoning, we provide a comprehensive understanding of individuals.

While many psychometric questionnaires have versatile applications, some organisations prefer tailored assessments for more effective results. With bespoke psychometric design, you can receive a customised solution that meets your specific needs.

Discover How The Psychometric Portal® Can Help Your Business

Leading Psychometric Training

Training individuals and teams in psychometrics allows your organisation to understand the psychometric assessments you run and how best to give feedback on the results. The training we provide includes the British Psychological Society (BPS) Test User training and threesixty° tool training.

Open programmes are ideal for one or two individuals, giving your delegates the chance to interact with others from different organisations while still getting the training they need. If you have greater training needs, in-house programmes allow you to arrange training for entire teams in your business.

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Wellcome Trust Sanger

The Psychometric Portal is a very good tool to use in recruitment selection and staff development

Wellcome Trust Sanger
East Anglian Air Ambulance

eras have been invaluable to the recruitment and development strands of our people piece at East Anglian Air Ambulance. We highly value their expertise and professionalism in what can be a crowded and confusing market.

Sarah Atkins East Anglian Air Ambulance
Bourn Hall

My eras contact always replies to her emails extremely promptly and makes me feel nothing is too much trouble for her. This level of customer service is quite rare which is why it stands out and I wanted to give credit and praise where it is due.

Bourn Hall
Life Health Foods

I was introduced to eras many years ago, and throughout my HR career I have found their services extremely professional , and more importantly, extremely accurate in terms of the candidate profiling outcome. Whether I was using a recruitment or a development service the level of detail available to bolster my decision making was invaluable. I would not hesitate to recommend eras and the team to anyone.

Sue Johns Head of People & Culture Life Health Foods
Reality HR

eras are a real pleasure to work with. As well as great customer support, they always go the extra mile and are very responsive to our needs. The Psychometric Portal® is extremely user friendly as well as completely customisable with our own branding.

Reality HR
Hymans Robertson

Everyone has been very helpful and the level of service and information far outweighed your competitors.

Hymans Robertson
Talentum Partnership

The Psychometric Portal® provides an excellent variety of instruments. The flexibility offered by the 360 tool is crucial in our industry and being able to use the system on a pay-as-you-go basis is a huge benefit.

Kayleigh Ansell-Shaw - Talent Director Talentum Partnership
Adnams Plc

Our relationship with eras spans more than 10 years and the Team there have consistently exceeded our expectations. They have the ability to understand our business drivers and our culture and then identify the resources that will help us meet our goals.

Sadie Lofthouse Head of Human Resources Adnams Plc
Tulip Ltd

The Quest Profiler is the most versatile personality instrument I have ever used. It does everything from generating interview questions to offering advice for future development. Whatever my needs are, it meets them in full.

Alison Nash Tulip Ltd
Devon County Council

The portal and tests were really useful and eras were very helpful.

Devon County Council

What are the benefits of psychometrics?

Talent Selection

Identify exceptional candidates with targeted psychometric assessments.

Understanding Motivation

Uncover workplace motivators for improved engagement and satisfaction.

Strengths & Development

Identify strengths and growth areas for personalised development.

Standardised Processes

Enhance objectivity and reliability with standardised psychometric approaches.

Predictive Validity

Make accurate talent decisions based on validated psychometric data.

Efficient Decision-Making

Streamline decisions with detailed data-driven psychometric insights.

Which Businesses Benefit From Psychometrics?

Psychometric testing is extremely useful to all businesses, no matter how small or large the organisation is. The testing can be used as part of the recruitment process, as it can help you to identify desirable traits to include in job specifications. This will help make the recruitment and onboarding process far more efficient and smooth.

Testing can also be used to highlight how well your current team can perform under pressure and how best to support their continued development. Psychometric testing also ensures a holistic understanding of individuals and provides greater detail about their personalities and skills.

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Learning & Development

As psychometric assessments work by providing a detailed view of an individual, they can be used in learning and development (L&D) to support the team you have in place. Talent development can help at all levels of operation, building leaders and improving the production line.

Through testing, you can identify the objective and quantitative information you need (such as profitability and productivity) as well as subjective and qualitative data such as staff morale and motivation. Getting an understanding of culture and engagement in your workplace can give you greater insight into how qualities such as clarity of vision, brand and how personal well-being are perceived.

Human Resources & Recruitment

One key area of organisations where psychometric profiling is beneficial is HR and recruitment. During the recruitment process, it can be used to identify any desirable traits to list in a job description. It can also help to provide some structure to interviews, highlighting talents and skills the candidate has.

Throughout the years, psychometric profiles and predictive testing have improved the quality of hires for organisations while reducing staff turnover. It is an effective solution to ensure that candidates are better matched to jobs.

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Experts in Psychometrics

Need more information about how eras and psychometrics can help your business? Don't hesitate to get in touch with us today! We're always here to answer any questions you may have and help you choose the best solution for your needs.