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Leading employers increasing the rople of psychological profiling intheir recruitment

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HisMum4 Tue 04-Aug-15 15:29:24

In a bid to boost workplace diversity, Ernst and Young (EY) will choose which applicants to interview based on their performance in online tests.

the firm says it is aiming for "a more diverse workplace and leadership pipeline"...

It hopes the new system of online "strengths" assessments and numerical tests will mean a wider range of people will apply for the 2016 scheme.

Any idea what those strenghts are?

As far as I can understand, EY and PWC increasing the role of psychological profiling, putting a more sofisticated version at the gate of their recruitment process. "Leadership pipeline" talent usually means people and comminication skills. Many analytical jobs in Accounting are about to be replaced by computers, so they might be refocusing on strictly human relationship and leadership skills.

Does anyone know what those "strenghts" are and what their attitude to ASD? I know Employability work with them, but do they actually value ASD qualities or are just minomising disability litigation risks and keeping Aspies out?

Are we moving towards a psychometric profiling world where DC on the spectrum won't be able to access any good jobs?

GarlicDoughballsInGlitter Tue 04-Aug-15 15:43:21

Goodness, that is a bit scary.

I always thought dc would have to go into a more analytical, 'typical aspergers' type job, but from what you are saying they are being replaced with computers more? So if they can't do the aspie jobs and they can't do the people jobs, whee does that leave them? sad

PolterGoose Tue 04-Aug-15 16:33:46

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zzzzz Tue 04-Aug-15 16:58:41

Someone has to teach the computers wink I think we can relax on this one. Honestly? In a more techy age I think highly numerate, detail focused, obsessive, honest, rule bound people will fly very high. I would be more worried to have an emotional artiste.

JazzerciseThis Tue 04-Aug-15 18:41:07

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HisMum4 Tue 04-Aug-15 20:12:22

Yes, psychometric tests were used for a very long time. However this I think is a new development, as it is clearly a more sofisticated version aiming to filter based on a target stregnths and it is selective in that only people with the said strength will be invited. It reflects a new paradign that you could tech skills to bright people with high level of desired personal qualities, but you cannot teach those personal qualities to a selection of people with skills if they don't already have them.

JazzerciseThis Tue 04-Aug-15 20:20:59

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