Why are (online)tests used ?
Psychometric methods are the most objective method of collecting information about a participant. The implementation and the evaluation are automated; they are the same for each participant. In technical language this is called “standardization”. Thus, such procedures are a very fair step for you in the application process; Every single participant has the same opportunity.
The selection process is also a work sample of the company you are working or competing for: is recruitment or promotion decided by personal preference only, or does the company also strive for a fair and transparent process?
In an online format, psychometric testing is particularly efficient; You, as a participant, can take part in the test whenever and wherever it is most convenient to you. This saves annoying travel times and costs for both parties and allows the client to consider more applicants for further selection steps with less effort.