“What function does psychometric assessment play in the recruitment process?”

Any type of psychometric assessment (or behavioural profiling) contributes additional information to a selection process. Organisations use a range of methods to select candidates, such as past experience, interviews and referee checks. Decisions around shortlisting candidates and ultimately selecting a successful candidate are made based on integrating all available sources of information. The behavioural profile obtained from psychometric assessment is one of these contributing pieces of information.