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Recruiting the wrong person into a role is costly, time-consuming and frustrating for all parties involved.

Increasingly, employers are turning to more scientific methods, such as personality testing, to help them improve the selection process. And this is where psychometric testing comes in.

Psychometric assessments can reveal a large amount of precise information about a job applicant, measuring either aptitude or personality – or both.

Whatever your recruitment need, it is now widely accepted that objective techniques are an essential component of successful selection, providing a wealth of information to help you make better people decisions.

Organisations are defined not just by the quality of their products and services but also how these products and services are delivered. The secret behind this lies in matching individuals who possess the right capabilities with the right roles; psychometric testing is widely recognised as one of the most effective tools to achieve this. 

Psychometric tests are not used in isolation, but in conjunction with other selection methods, such as interviews and assessment centre exercises, to determine the best candidate for the role.

Workplace Law is licensed to purchase, administer and feedback to you on the most appropriate and valid tests for your purposes, using: 

  • ability tests that measure ability to perform different tasks; and
  • personality and motivation questionnaires, to understand a candidate’s preferred behavioural style at work.

Working with Workplace Law, you can be confident that you are matching skills to job requirements in a way that is objective and fair to all candidates. 

Workplace Law’s qualified and trained testers can administer tests online or offline (on-site) to suit your requirements. In both instances, tests can be administered quickly and efficiently with feedback provision based on your reporting requirements.

The team will work with you to ensure the test suits your needs and helps you predict effective performance in the role.

All tests are used from the SHL inventory banks – with more than 30 years' experience of psychometric assessment, SHL is a world leader in people performance solutions.

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Benefits

  • Using psychometric tests in conjunction with other selection methods will help you to employ the right people so that you do not waste valuable time and money.
  • Matching the right people with the right capabilities to the right roles will help make sure your products and services are delivered successfully to your customers.

Case studies

Kuehne + Nagel: Managing environmental risk

Workplace Law is delivering the training of Kuehne + Nagel environmental champions staff through a year-long programme –delivering the four-day IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management in a combination of elearning, in-house courses and as part of public courses at the Workplace Law Executive Centre.

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BNP Paribas Sustainability Estates Training Package

In 2012 Workplace Law was asked to develop and deliver a property management-focused sustainability training course for BNP Paribas Real Estate UK. This is a branch of BNP Paribas bank, which provides a number of property services including development, management and investment of property portfolios across the UK.

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Assisting Shelter: Implementing ISO 14001

Workplace Law was appointed in the final quarter of 2012 to assist Shelter with the implementation of an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS). Shelter wished to reduce its environmental impact, secure funding and make operational cost savings.

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Helping Chaps Ltd get CHAS accredited

"In 2009 Chaps Ltd recognised that it needed to improve its health and safety systems. We changed our Health and Safety consultants to Workplace Law in order to give us a fresh approach towards our management of health and safety and to gain specialist construction advice.

"By using their expertise and experience Simon and Maria have guided us into developing a health and safety system that has achieved CHAS accreditation and given our customers and principle contractor’s confidence in our management of health and safety. They have always been available to offer advice when needed and to provide independent site inspections and audits which are often required by our customers.

"Both Simon and Maria continue to support Chaps Ltd and have become an important, integral part of our Health and Safety Management System."

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Testimonials

"When reviewing our need for Employment Law Support, a number of companies were shortlisted and Workplace Law were chosen due to the professionalism and advice they provided. Since engaging with them they have proved to be an excellent ‘sounding board’, guide and always at the end of an email or call to give practical, commercially sound advice. The support given for a ‘handed over’ tribunal was second to none and a positive outcome. I’d recommend Workplace Law to any business that was looking for comprehensive, professional and sound employment advice." Caroline Lupton, Anson
"Having the Workplace Law Annual Support Contract in place provides our business with essential on-going day to day HR support in dealing with the wide range of personnel issues we face and in supporting our managers. As well as being legally sound the advice is both pragmatic and commercially focussed with an excellent response rate provided to our enquiries. All the HR Consultants in the team are approachable, professional and extremely capable in helping us work through the many diverse challenges we face to ensure that people are treated lawfully and fairly. The support ranges from day to day email and telephone advice to excellent consultancy service for more complex issues. We hope to be able to continue with this partnership well into the future and would have no hesitation in recommending the HR support that Workplace Law are able to provide to other businesses." Gill Baglin, Brewers
"We were very pleased with the way Workplace Law carried out our fire risk assessments in the College and hostels. They worked very closely with us throughout the process and produced a comprehensive set of risk assessments that met our requirements perfectly." Bob Smith, Magdalene College
"The proactive stance taken by Workplace Law CDM-C’s on our projects has created a positive attitude to problem solving between the design, delivery and client teams. In many cases our clients are introduced to the CDM regulations for the first time as ‘lay clients’ and need a high degree of hand holding to stay with the spirit and letter of the law. This could lead to costly delays in the works. This has proved not to be the case and all our key objectives are met." Mark Myers, The Harmsen Group
"On the whole I have attended many courses and undertaken a variety of qualifications over the years and this course has been by far the most valuable to me in terms of the knowledge, confidence and enhancement to my working capability and therefore fantastic value for money. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this course to anyone looking to develop their operational HR skills or for managers having to deal with front line people matters." Jennifer Caswell, Great Yarmouth Port Company
"I really want to thank Workplace Law for the fantastic work you have done on our highly complex project. I know it was not easy to gather all the sensitive information from so many people. Myself and the MD have read the report and are both delighted with the clear and easy to understand way the whole report is laid out. The recommendations were spot on and it certainly helped clarify the issues. I am sure we will be calling on your services again." Thank you. Karen Todd, ACS International Schools

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