The government’s announcement that jobseekers will face psychometric testing to ensure that they are psychologically deserving of support bears directly on the bogus psychometric tests that were exposed by the SKWAWKBOX last year. Please read and share this post by Ipswich Unemployment Action, which looks at some of the many problems with these new tests = and also read and share the original SKWAWKBOX posts, to which they link.
We are all ‘umble, very ‘umble indeed.
If psychological tests are to be used to judge whether jobseekers have a psychological resistance to work, they must be administered by experienced users of psychometrics and proper feedback must be provided.
That was the reaction of the British Psychological Society to the news that the government is considering such a move.
Dr Ian Bushnell CPsychol from the University of Glasgow, the chair of the Society’s Division Division of Occupational Psychology, said:
“Psychometrics can be a valuable source of information for guiding people in their career search and decisions; the longer term unemployed could find the insights provided by a professionally conducted psychometric assessment very helpful in determining their choices about jobs.
“It is critical, however, that all assessments are conducted by experienced users of psychometrics – ideally under the supervision of…
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