Chartered Industrial Psychologists

Assessments for Development

Psychometric assessments are excellent at uncovering development areas for individuals and also have a good track record of analysing a person’s potential. For instance, when looking to promote someone who has no experience in a leadership role the use of psychometric assessments can tell you if they have the ability, temperament and leadership potential to develop into a successful leader.

The identification of individual development areas can be useful for organisations so they can prepare employees for the challenges of being promoted into roles which require different sets of competencies and behaviours. For individuals the identification of development areas can be helpful in their own personal improvement and development.

Assessments can be the foundation for:

  • Executive Coaching 
  • Personal Development 
  • Training Needs Analysis 
  • Career Decisions 
  • Leadership Development
  • Team Development
Assessment results can assist in personal and career development

When an organisation invests in any new expensive piece of equipment or machinery, this equipment usually comes with a manual to assist you in operating it, maintaining it, and operating it effectively.

Unfortunately, when you invest in a new employee they do not come with an instruction manual. Fortunately, psychometric assessment information can fill this gap by providing detailed information about your new employee's strengths, development areas and motivators.

Assessments can answer the following:
  • How they like to be managed and led? 
  • What motivates them? 
  • Where do they need development and training? 
  • What are their strengths? 
  • What is their future potential? 
  • What kinds of people would work best with them? 
  • How much structure and guidance they need? 
  • What is their leadership potential
  • Are they a star who should be fast tracked? 
  • What other careers or positions might suit their abilities and preferences?
  • Do they have leadership derailers to be aware of?

Where assessments differ from different sources of information about development needs of individuals is that psychological assessment can also uncover the causes of behaviour.

At Niche we have a wide range of psychometric assessments which can be used to assist in the development of employees and individuals.