Embed Psychometrics in your custom programme
What drives high performance in your organisation? Which of your employees have future leadership potential? How entrepreneurial are they? Is your culture what you think it is and to what extent does it align with the psychological attributes of your workforce, clients and other stakeholders?
Increasingly, businesses are using novel data-driven techniques to find answers to these and other people-related strategic challenges. The University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre can lend a wealth of expertise in the development and application of these technologies to the design of custom programmes. Its pioneering academic research and commercial experience help to embed a cutting-edge measurement capacity within our programmes, whilst also providing a psychological lens through which to examine what lies beneath the surface of an organisation.
How we use psychometrics
Psychometric assessments empower you to understand your team at the individual and group level, delivering a superior learning experience throughout any programme. At Cambridge Judge, we embed reliable and valid diagnostics of relevant psychological traits as part of the needs analysis and programme design process, helping you identify, quantify and compare the behaviours and motivations of your team – before, during and after our programmes.
While we publish several in-house assessments that are ready for use in a range of scenarios, the Psychometrics Centre can also provide a bespoke, end-to-end test development service to organisations that want to gain an even deeper level of insight. This service takes your unique understanding of a construct (i.e. what ‘communication’, ‘leadership’ or ‘innovation’ specifically means for your people, in your organisational context) and transforms this into a high-quality, scientific measurement tool that enables comparability, self-insight and strategic decision support throughout the programme and into the future.
Our psychometrics expertise enables you to:
- understand your people through a psychological lens, identifying high potential and developmental needs in a simple, scientific and ethical manner
- provide a flexible training environment for your staff that is tailored to their individual capabilities and preferences
- deliver trait-mapping and personalise learning delivery accordingly
- gain insight into the psychological mechanisms driving customer and employee behaviour
- assess latent traits related to innovation, creativity and service orientation to provide an objective framework for otherwise complex and fluid ideas of ‘soft skills’
- capture participant aims and measure outcomes at different stages in their learning experience
- explore data-driven solutions to strategic people-related challenges by using people analytics techniques to unlock information held in your internal systems and by internal stakeholders.
We offer a broad range of psychometric assessments. Depending on your objectives, assessment can be undertaken before, during or after the programme, testing traits and skills most relevant to the programme content, such as personality, entrepreneurship, innovation, team-working, intelligence and more. Examples of tests published by the Psychometrics Centre and used on custom programmes include:
- Orpheus Business Personality Inventory: personality and integrity assessment measuring 12traits relevant to a wide range of workplace behaviours
- Transformational Leadership Styles: exploring 6 aspects of transformational leadership
- Cambridge PRISM: baseline diagnostic for self-confidence in 10 widely applicable enterprise skills, such as growth mindset, analytical thinking, problem solving and team leadership
- PRISM Plus: supplementary baseline of client- and/or programme-specific skills
- Innovation Traits Inventory: 4 traits relevant to innovative behaviours
- Goal-setting at individual, group and organisation levels, with computational analysis of free text using natural language processing
- Short Entrepreneurial Personality Inventory: based on the psychological differences between business owners and employees, also applicable to intrapreneurial potential
- TRUSS Inventory: team role assessment identifying strengths and weakness in a service culture
- Open quantitative courses in Machine Learning (ML), Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) and R
- Baseline measurements combining psychological testing and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) data.
- Personalised learning journey and group assignment based on psychological traits
- Exercises designed to elicit multiple perspectives on shared challenges
- Mood reporting dashboard for pulse measurement of engagement and emotional states
- Identifying entrepreneurial potential across the workforce
- Management literacy in data-driven people strategy, machine learning and artificial intelligence
- Board-level future vision of developments in cutting-edge technologies
- Practical quantitative methods training for analysts and data scientists
- Learning to manage change.
- People analytics projects using internal systems data
- Repeat of Cambridge PRISM to investigate changes in skills
- Debriefing sessions tied to goals
- Group discussion of reports
- One-to-one coaching
- Qualitative assessments
- Consultancy projects to implement programme recommendations, develop custom software tools and track long-term impact of learning.