India Inc increasingly using psychometrics for hiring at senior management levels: Survey

Deepa Nair Mumbai | Updated on February 19, 2014 Published on February 19, 2014

India Inc is increasingly using psychometrics for hiring at senior management levels.

A survey by management consulting firm Tata Strategic Management Group said that at least 52 per cent of organisations are currently using psychometric instruments.

Also, by 2017 the survey expects 87 per cent of Indian organisations to start employing psychometric instruments for addressing behavioural changes to support decisions related to recruitment and leadership development

Psychometrics refers to the use of psychological measurements, including measurement of knowledge, abilities attitude, behaviour and personality traits. “Most Indian companies are realising that having a good strategy is not enough. For implementation of strategy, companies need the right talent especially at senior management levels,” said Rohan Chopra, Principal and Head – Organisational Effectiveness, Tata Strategic Management Group.

According to the survey, 76 per cent of the companies are using psychometrics for leadership development processes.

While most of the psychometric instruments currently are from the US and European market, customised programmes validated to the Indian environment like Jombay are also gaining prominence, Chopra said.

Published on February 19, 2014
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