Use internationally validated psychometric assessments to find the best graduates for your company

Selecting Graduates

Reduce costly selection mistakes now

Graduate selection processes are fraught with challenges. Within a year, 66% of graduates say that they regret accepting their first job and 25% leave their first job. To reduce costly errors, you need to identify the graduates with the right mix of personality traits, values, aptitudes and abilities for your company and your roles. Interviews and exam results provide you with a subjective assessment of this mix but only psychometric testing provides you with an objective assessment that predicts performance. This is why 80% of the US Fortune 500 and 75% of UK Times 100 Companies have incorporated psychometric testing into their selection process.

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Graduate Selection
Graduate Selection Programme

Our Graduate Selection Programme

We have over 30 years of experience in using psychometric tests to help companies of all sizes in Ireland and elsewhere select the right candidates for available positions. You can be confident that the graduates selected by us will meet the ideal personality, aptitude and ability criteria and this should lead to lower turnover, higher productivity and more happy employees. Our psychometric assessments can be used to;

  • Screen large pools of graduates to identify poor-fits and top performers in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
  • Select candidates at the final stage of the recruitment process as part of a quantified and weighted approach to selection.

Some of Our Clients

We work with a number of large companies including Fortune 500 companies such as CRH and Abbott as well as leading Irish companies such as Musgrave Group and Horse Racing Ireland. We also work with a number of SMEs such as the software company Kneat Solutions and the HR consultancy firm Wright Consultancy.

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What tests do we use and how do we combine the results?

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    Personality Tests

    We use the Hogan Assessments to accurately measure personality traits, strength, weaknesses, values and motives. The Hogan Assessments have been used by companies of all sizes including 60% of the Fortune 100 and we have a database of over 400 case studies that shows the effectiveness of the Hogan Assessments. We can send you a relevant case study upon your request.

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    Specific Aptitude Tests

    We use a range of Differential Aptitude Tests designed specifically for corporate clients to identify the specific aptitudes in which candidates show different levels of performance. Those aptitudes include – verbal aptitude, numerical aptitude/logical thinking, abstract aptitude/analytical thinking, technical aptitude, design aptitude and dexterity aptitude. This allows you to identify whether a candidates has the specific aptitudes necessary to excel in a role.

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    General Ability Tests

    We use general ability tests such as Pearson TalentLens to identify the level at which an individual learns, understands instructions, and solves problems. General ability tests are regarded as an objective measure of a person’s intelligence, I.Q., learning ability, learning capacity or problem-solving acumen and they are one of the best predictors of job performance.

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    Combining The Results

    The results of these tests are combined and only applicants who meet the necessary personality, ability and aptitude criteria will progress to the next round. The number and nature of the tests is designed based on consultation with you to ensure that this programme is aligned with your business needs and goals.


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ETC Consult
17 Leeson Park, Dublin 6
T: 01 497 2067