The Use (And Abuse) of Psychometric Tests In British Industry and Commerce

Sue Newell*, Viv Shackleton

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Sue Newell, from the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, and Viv Shackleton, from Aston University Business School, report on a survey of the use of psychometric tests in selection and in training and development. They argue that, while the majority of test users appear to have recognised the importance of training those who administer and interpret test results, the provision of discussion time, or even simple feedback of test results, is not universally practised. This is especially so in the case of tests used in selection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-23
Number of pages10
JournalHuman Resource Management Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993


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