KB 32 Psychometric Testing

Issue No 32 | MARCH2011

a human r e s ou r c e news l e t t e r


Michelle Joseph

THE EVOLUTION OF PAPER RESUMES Michelle Joseph is a writer with Prevview.com – Asia’s first interactive video job portal. She specialises in communications and strongly believes that the current recruitment process needs to be more aerodynamic to ensure that no valuable talent goes undiscovered.

HIGHLIGHTSOF THIS ISSUE - Michelle Joseph elaborates on ‘The Evolution of Paper Resumes’ – a special edition - Prof. Vivek V. Phadke shares his insights on Psychometrics facilitating the process of employee development - Taysir Moonim opines on importance of psychometric testing for identification of people development needs - Khushnawaz Munshi emphasizes on investing in psychometric testing to develop people - Saman Khan gives a sneak peek into the world of psychometric testing at Atyaasaa Deeksha Jawa, Head – Project Management, Atyaasaa Consulting Private Limited, is a post graduate in Management HR and Green Belt in Six Sigma with a background in Psychology. She has a passion for behavioural sciences and combines her knowledge of psychometric testing with her management expertise to manage projects end to end and design & develop workshops in order to meet the changing needs of businesses. Over the last couple of years, psychometric tools are increas- ingly being used by HR departments across the globe. These tools enable the organisations to test the candidate's person- ality and behavioural aptitude. The trend has caught on in India over the last two years. The theme for this edition of Knowledge Beans is ‘Importance of Psychometric Testing for identification of people develop- ment needs’. Though the practice of psychometrics is just gaining ground among Indian corporates, this is expected to become an important factor for fitting the right person in the right job. Atyaasaa Consulting Private Limited is a leading Human Resource Training & Consulting Organization partnering with some of the best brands in the country and overseas. Atyaasaa has been a catalyst & a contributor in their quest for people development and business excellence. The core differentiator of Atyaasaa process is continual innovation, unique customization and use of state of the art technology tools implemented through Write to us For information : info@atyaasaa.com For contributing articles : atyaasaaeditor@atyaasaa.com For suggestions : feedback@atyaasaa.com THE EDITOR’S COLUMN Deeksha Jawa

If you’re still browsing through mountains of paper resumes, then lo and behold, evolution has birthed an interactive and innovative twist to the hiring process - Video Resumes - the answer to employers’ hiring woes. Picture the current dreary and time consuming practice, where you plough through a plethora of resumes, weeding out the incongruous while flagging potential candidates. (No thanks to resume-spam-aholics who apply for jobs that they aren’t qualified for, or without even bothering to read job descriptions). Next, comes the face-to-face interview process with the shortlisted candi- dates, where some personalities just don’t tally with their impressive paper resumes. Sure, they may have the ideal GPA, but their persona? - As bland as ‘Wheat-Bix’ and with the interpersonal skills of a robot to match.

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