Supply Chain and Logistics employers must be able to depend on the accuracy of candidate profiles when recruiting for new staff. Specialist logistics recruitment consultancy Bis Henderson reports that there are a growing number of companies who now include psychometric testing routinely within their supply chain recruitment process.
Roles within the logistics or purchasing sector carry a great deal of responsibility and the candidate must be capable to perform well physically, mentally and emotionally. Of course to some extent predictions of future performance can generally be based on past behaviour and results, but people by nature and life’s influences don’t always remain the same, which means that performance levels and ability may have changed.
In addition to security and reference checks, psychometric testing provides ‘belt and braces’ to the selection process. Once BiS Henderson have completed thorough background checks, including the verification and integrity of the references and facts available, psychometric tests enable the employer to determine the applicant’s true personality and aptitude.
These mainly consist of skills, ability, aptitude tests and personality questionnaires and as there are no right and wrong answers, it’s virtually impossible to cheat. By answering the questions honestly however, the interviewer will be able to see whether the candidate is exactly who they say they are, with the necessary ability and right personality and ethics to fulfil the advertised role.
Employers should always inform the applicant that the interview will include psychometric testing. It is also crucial for the employer to select the type of test appropriate for the profile being shortlisted. Working in close communication with the client, Bis Henderson offers candidates expert help in the preparation for testing and also ensures that they are a good match for the position and will be compatible with the company values and objectives.
Psychometric testing can be of invaluable help in the logistics recruitment process, enabling the applicant to appreciate how they are performing in an interview and ensuring the prospective employer has selected the best candidate for the vacancy.