2012/2013 Assessment Barometer

The cut-e 2012/2013 assessment barometer is now available. The the aim of the cut-e assessment barometer is to monitor the changing deployment of psychometric assessment, and the consequences this has for improved recruitment and retention rates within the different countries. The assessment trends were monitored over a two year cycle in 15 different countries.


 Key issues, questions and trends were summarized as follows:

  • Globally, recruitment against competencies is becoming more important than ever.
  • Big data and talent analytics have become a hot topic. While this is welcome as it enhances the impact of psychometric data on business performance, it also requires careful methodical and ethical reflection.
  • Mature markets show usage of close to 100 % assessment usage – the question is more what to assess rather than whether to assess.
  • Behaviour, opinions and challenges are more similar according to company size than country.
  • Companies want more proof of professionalism when choosing a supplier.
  • There is a clear move toward online assessment in all countries.
  • Size of company seems to influence behaviour and perceived challenges more than market maturity or company differences.
  • New trend: Increased use of psychometric assessment in development. Are companies ‘growing’ their own talent more?

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July 21, 2015