Psychometric tools are tests which assess specific abilities, competencies, behaviors and motives. They take place in a controlled context (e.g. same conditions, same process, same questions, same comparison group etc) that leads to a controlled and standardized and therefore comparable result.
They are used as part of a selection/ development procedure and their benefits are multiple and research proven, as long as best practices are followed.
They can be used so as to provide important information during processes such as recruitment, development, 360o feedback, coaching, outplacement, career transition, vocational guidance and gaining in depth self insight.
Psychometric tools that are answered online have many advantages. In particular, they can be completed any time of day (24/7), whenever or wherever it is convenient for the assessee. The development of technology has really improved the diminishing of forgery. In addition, it is faster and easier to access and to answer the questions along with the scoring as it is automated and it decreases human error. What is more, report producing and sending to client is very direct. Finally, they are translated and culturally adjusted in many languages, so the assessee can complete the tools in the language s/he feels comfortable.