What is Prevue?

The Prevue Assessment was developed at the University of Hull in response to demand from test users (particularly in the occupational world) for a more focused and more practical psychometric measure.

The development was led by Professor David Bartram and Dr Pat Lindley, two of the world’s leading psychometricians. Bartram is chair of the International Test Commission and Lindley is the author of the BPS test training regimes. It is published by Prevue HR Systems in Vancouver and distributed in Europe through AQR.

There are two areas where Prevue adds considerable value.

  • As an assessment tool in Recruitment and Selection  – enabling better fit to a job across 20 key scales and better for to an organisation – particularly in term s of its culture.
  • It is also invaluable in Management or Employee Development Programmes and Coaching.

Key features of Prevue:

 It measures Abilities, Interests and Personality in one straightforward measure.

  • Abilities – Verbal, Numerical and Spatial Abilities – combining these to produce a General abilities scale
  • Motivation & Interests – The extent to which the individual is interested in working with people, data and with things
  • Personality – Twelve scales around 4 core themes (the “big 5” model) – Independence, Conscientiousness, Extraversion and Stability. (the subscales measure competitiveness, assertiveness, innovation, organisation, group orientation, outgoingness, poise and excitability.)
  • Social Desirability – This measures the extent to which the individual presents a favourable picture of themselves. A total of 20 highly relevant scales.

Valid & Reliable – The measure and the scales meet high standards of validity and reliability. The measure has been independently reviewed by the BPS and receives a favourable review.

Benchmarking – the Prevue Assessment has the facility to create benchmarks for jobs – enabling you to identify – across the 20 scales – what would be the ideal profile for a successful job holder. Benchmarking enables an organisation to identify exactly what kind of people they are looking for to fill roles within their particular culture and environment.

Reporting – The Prevue Assessment produces a range of reports to suit a variety of applications. From individual feedback, recruitment and selection, personal development and coaching through to succession planing and talent management.


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