Caroline Ward speaking at CIPD event 1, Cork, Oct2016

Last Wednesday morning Collins McNicholas in conjunction with the CIPD had the pleasure of co-hosting an event focused on the topical area of Psychometrics in HR. A large crowd gathered at the splendid Maryborough Hotel for a very informative presentation.

CIPD Chairperson Margaret Collins began proceedings before introducing Rory Walsh, Regional Manager of CollinsMcNicholas Recruitment & HR Services. Rory gave a brief overview of the organisation and proudly announced that Collins McNicholas had recently been awarded ‘Recruitment Company of the Year’ by The Cork Business Awards for 2016. Caroline Ward (HR Services Manager) then presented on why companies use psychometrics and how they can be altered to the specific needs of the company, be it within a recruitment process or the development of employees. Caroline also gave an insightful overview of some of the most commonly used assessments and how to get the most from psychometrics.

CIPD event, Cork, Oct2016

The guest speaker on the morning was Ronan Emmett, Head of Learning & Talent Acquisition in Boston Scientific. Ronan gave an interesting insight into how Boston has recently revamped their recruitment process and how psychometrics have played a key part in this journey. Ronan was keen to point out that psychometrics were not solely used with the recruitment process but are also used to identify high potential and assisting with the personal development of their employees.

We would like to thank all those who contributed to the event and the CIPD for giving us the opportunity to discuss the growing importance of Psychometrics in HR.

If you have any queries around the area of Psychometrics please do not hesitate to contact Michael on 021-4809118.

Michael O’Brien

Cork Branch Manager

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group