I am sure I speak for the vast majority of job hunters here when I say that these stupid psychometric tests that a lot of these employers are using now to sift through candidates should be banned. They are not a reliable and sensible method of recruiting, and serve no useful purpose at all. In fact, they are only exacerbating the plight of the jobseeker.
I mean, come ON - why do you need to have a Krypton Factor-like brain to work on a till???
I ask you.
Let's launch a campaign to lobby the government to scrap these stupid tests now.
They must be reliable or sensible if they are still being used. Personally, they don't bother me. It's nothing to do with the Government so I very much doubt they'd get involved in what private employers do in order to sort the wheat from the chaff so to speak.
I think they're a good idea - if I was an employer, I'd rather have someone with specific qualities as found by them alongside application forms than sifting through piles of badly written application forms with poor grammar, spelling etc. Having said that, poor application forms would automatically be binned. JMPO.