Psychometric assessments are used to assist a coach in measuring traits such as aptitude, communication style. personal preferences, and emotional intelligence with a client upfront. This allows the coach to develop a much clearer picture of the client in order to zero in on a client's specific areas of strength or opportunity which lead to more productive engagements.
These assessments can be invaluable to the client by helping to assess aptitude or personality type. By exploring things like an individual's communication style, emotional intelligence and behaviors as they relate to work and life outside of work.
Psychometric assessments are said to help employers make more effective and informed hiring decisions in the recruiting and onboarding processes. They provide more information about a candidate, showcasing strengths and opportunities and identifying potential for future promotional opportunities.