What are the qualities that an employer looks for in a prospective employee? Employers usually look for traits specific to ‘that’ particular role. For instance, to hire a bank professional at the administrative level, you would l ook for good numeric skills, high attention to detail and being agreeable; while for a senior level manager you might look for strategic and independent thinking, result-orientation, ability to work under pressure, etc.
“Having a well-planned list of desired characteristics goes a long way in ensuring that the process of assessment is sound. This is what makes an assessment valid and objective,” says Mr Vikas Dhawan , Psychometrician at The Psychometrics Centre, Cambridge Assessment, UK ( http://www.thepsychometricscentre.co.uk/), sharing his personal views with Business Line, over the e-mail.
Excerpts from the interview.