Benefits of Employee Psychological Assessment
Employee psychological assessment is an important part of the hiring process. Hiring the right fit for a job position boosts employee retention rate. Employees will stay in your organization when their work is fulfilling and their position provides opportunity for career growth. The aim of psychological tests is to assess the personality, intelligence and aptitude of your employees.
Employee psychological assessment is cost effective
Organizations invest a lot in their employees right from the time of hiring. The process of training and even maintaining their positions through salaries and benefits is a huge investment. By hiring the right people for the available positions, you keep your turnover rate at the lowest possible.
During the hiring process, an organization looks for candidates that would blend into the organization’s culture. The right people must embody the mission, vision and organizational principles. At the same time, suitable candidates must show potential to achieve personal effectiveness for organizations.
Psychological assessment helps to eliminate candidates that would be problematic, unproductive or lacking in the necessary capabilities.
Employers learn of employee strengths and capabilities that may not be apparent
When looking for new employment, individuals are often guided by the responsibilities of a job as described by the employer. Employee psychological assessment brings out specific capabilities in individuals that may not be obvious from looking at a resume.
The practice of using psychological assessment has been embraced around the world. In Kenya, many psychology institutions provide organizations with the appropriate tools and support to help them administer psychological assessment. Intrapersonal Health is one such institution. We offer employee assistance programs and holistic health in Nairobi and other parts of Kenya. (Visit: http://www.intrapersonalhealth.com to reach us)
Using psychological assessment, organizations can place employees in positions where they fit best. This happens even in cases where an employee was initially seeking a different position. Besides, employers get insight into the things that an employee finds valuable at the workplace. For some, it could be work-life balance and the employer can find ways to promote this balance for their employees.
Psychological assessment also works for existing employees
Apart from being used in the hiring process, psychological assessment is also beneficial for existing employees. Regular assessment helps an organization in determining the output of each employee.
Psychological assessment can also reveal employees’ level of motivation. Employees’ goals and motivation keep changing and the employer should continually create an environment that nurtures these changes. Additionally, assessment helps to determine your employees’ emotional and mental health status amidst the demands of their positions. Employees who might need help for emotional and behavioural problems can be supported promptly. Psychological assessment can as well be used to determine appropriate candidates for promotions or in reshuffling employees within various departments.
Psychological tests are a valuable tool for organizations to create a pool of employees that will drive the organization towards success. The tests are readily available and you do not have to spend a lot of resources to administer. Every organization, including small businesses, should use employee psychological assessment to help minimize errors in recruitment and employee management.