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Chrm Message From: garima Total Posts: 2 Join Date: 18/09/2008
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 18/09/2008 00:17:43 Points: 10 Location: United States

Hi All,

My company- we are into IT Solutions- has told me to find out a behavioral analysis tool for recruitment purposes. One of my HR batch mate was talking about Thomas Profiling & Predictive Index. But before I contact them & put-up to management, thought I could get some insights from you:

1. Are these tools very costly to implement? What factors do they base their price on?

2. How do those two tools compare against each other?

It would be very helpful if you also post your experiences on any of these tools- if you have used or are using them.

Thanx !


Chrm Message From: tracy_m Total Posts: 34 Join Date: 18/09/2008  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 18/09/2008 00:19:04 Points: 170 Location: United States

Dear Garima,

You need to first understand why your management wants to use pyschometric tools for recruitment. What the tools tell has to be further corraborated with interview findings etc.

In fact a lot of tools like MBTI come with a strict recommendation of not to use for recruitments.

The major issue with psychometric tools is finding the right one that will take you a step backward to first find out what you want to test and why?

Another issue with psychometric tools is the correct interpretation. Certain tools like 16 PF will give the interpretation but how would you use that information judisiously will be another issue.

Ma Foi in India handles that. If the nos. are not too many then the cost may be high for you.

Some consultants may make a customised tool for you. You need to first check their credentials to see they are qualified for that job.

In case you are interested for a customised tool I could forward your request to the concerned person.

Hope it helps you.

Chrm Message From: srini Total Posts: 163 Join Date: 18/09/2008  
Rank: Leader Post Date: 18/09/2008 00:20:12 Points: 815 Location: United States

I have used both. I would hesitate to call them tools. They are processes. The distinction being that they try and relate to an organisation context wherein the requirements of the job and the individual are matched as closely as possible.

The strength of PI in particular has always been that they have always begun with the job in mind and not the individual.

Costing is a flexible process and is usually based on number of reports.

I wish you luck with your decision.


Chrm Message From: craig Total Posts: 37 Join Date: 18/09/2008  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 18/09/2008 00:21:46 Points: 185 Location: United States

Hi garima,

I could suggest considering 15FQ+ which is very similar to 16PF incase your need is for middle/senior level recruitment. In case of entry level recruitment, I would recommend OPP. Sample reports, technical manuals of the above tests can be accessed free from You may contact me offline if you need any further assistance.

Best wishes,


Chrm Message From: paul58 Total Posts: 1 Join Date: 18/09/2008  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 31/10/2008 03:36:01 Points: 5 Location: United States


You may contact who distribute in India all tools from at affordable rates.

All these tests can be done on line and detailed report made available very quickly.

The tests for selection include GRT1, GRT2, TTB,ART,CRT, 15FQ+, OPP, VMI and SPI.

Best Regards,





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