Psychometric testing: Will it become the new normal in foreign aid recruiting?

A variety of tests can help recruiters to match applicants with the right job. Will psychosomatic testing become more prevalent in international development? Photo by: Satish Krishnamurthy / CC BY

Whittling down a list of hundreds, possibly thousands, of job applicants to a few shortlisted candidates isn’t easy, especially for highly complex and sensitive positions in international development.

So it’s no wonder that recruiters are always on the lookout for effective ways to screen applicants for crucial hard and soft skills.

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    Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Bangkok, she covers disaster and crisis response, innovation, women’s rights, and development trends throughout Asia. Prior to her current post, she covered leadership, careers, and the USAID implementer community from Washington, D.C. Previously, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.