Posted on July 20, 2010 by


Psychometric tests provide a standardised, objective and reliable means of assessing individuals on a range of dimensions such as personality, motivation, verbal ability and numerical skills.

In a recruitment context, candidates are often selected primarily for their “eligibility” for a role – their qualifications, technical experience and previous employment history. However, what often determines performance is their “suitability” – their “fit” to the role and the team in terms of personal traits and characteristics. Taking the time to assess a candidate’s personality, aptitudes and abilities can help to prevent hiring people who may not really be suited to the role or to the team – a costly and time consuming mistake!

The Urquhart Partnership provide a range of psychometric tools such as Belbin, 16PF5, DiSC and Myers Briggs and prices start from as little as £25 per candidate.

Contact Karen Reid at or phone 01224 651 815 for more information