Caroline Holmes Chairperson of CIPD Mid West, Caroline Ward Collins McNicholas, Michelle Murphy from Collins McNicholas

From left to right: Caroline Holmes, Chairperson of CIPD Mid West; Caroline Ward, HR Services Manager, Collins McNicholas; Michelle Murphy, Director, Collins McNicholas

The Mid West CIPD recently held a business seminar, which was attended by a large number of HR professionals across the Mid West, in the Clarion Hotel, Limerick. This event focused on the topic, “How to Get the Most Out of Psychometrics in HR.”

Chairperson Caroline Holmes introduced the event by acknowledging the value psychometrics bring to various areas of HR, including both recruitment and selection processes, and learning and development.

Michelle Murphy, Director, Collins McNicholas; speaking at the CIPD Midwest event, Feb 2016

Michelle Murphy of Collins McNicholas speaking at the CIPD Mid West event

This event was sponsored by Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Group. The guest speaker was Caroline Ward, HR Services Manager for Collins McNicholas, who is responsible for designing and providing Assessment Centres, Development Centres and Recruitment Process Outsourcing Services for a wide range of clients with Collins McNicholas.

Caroline’s informative presentation, which was further enhanced with a case study analysis, discussed:

  • How psychometric assessment adds value to the HR function.
  • Which psychometric assessments are suitable for use in particular circumstances.
  • What factors you should consider when choosing a psychometric tool.

If you  are interested in learning more about psychometric assessments please follow the link:

You can contact Caroline Ward at

Caroline Ward,

Senior HR Services Consultant

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group