Getfeedback Winter 2010 Newsletter


February 2010


Welcome to Getfeedback's first newsletter of the year!

This issue brings lots of very exciting content and an invitation to participate in our survey examining the use of psychometric testing. So please do take part and you will receive a free psychometric test of your choice. In this issue:

Remember, Getfeedback offers:

  • The widest range of online psychometric tests on the market, all tested by our expert psychologists and supported by professional advice when you need it.
  • Off-the-shelf and bespoke 360 and engagement surveys to help you develop a leading edge talent strategy


We like to keep our ears to the ground and respond quickly to our customers’ needs. So if you have a specific challenge you are trying to solve, let me know.

Heather Eachus

At A Glance...


Which psychometrics do you use?

Product spotlight

Testing personality with Hogan

Experts' corner

How do you incorporate career management and personal preferences into management by objectives?

Top 10 tips

How to recruit during a recession?

Assessment centres

Did you see our offer?



This quarter’s survey


Take part and receive a free psychometric test of your choice

This quarter we are interested in finding out which psychometric tests you use. We are giving away a free psychometric test to everyone who completes our survey. All you have to do is complete our questionnaire and leave your details. We’ll then be in touch with instructions on how get your free test. Click here to take part.


Product spotlight


Testing personality – Why we should look into people’s dark side?

Hogan offer two distinct personality tests:

  • The Hogan Personality Inventory which is designed to assess the ‘bright’ side of someone’s personality; that is aspects of the personality that promote success. This assessment can reveal areas of strengths and also some interpersonal tendencies that might cause problems.
  • The Hogan Development Survey which identifies the ‘darker’ side of our personality, revealing what we see when we are stressed. These darker sides can affect an individual’s leadership style and behaviour. Under normal circumstances these characteristics can be strengths.


Getfeedback were delighted when Sarah Fenwick approached them to sponsor the on-line provision of these tests to the 2009 Rivers of Ice Expedition. This provided a great opportunity for Getfeedback to really put these tests through their paces. The expedition was the first attempt at an unsupported crossing of the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap by a team of two adventurers. Find out how Sarah Fenwick helped them prepare using the Hogan tests as part of their mental preparation.

To read the case study click here.


Experts' corner


How do you incorporate career management and personal preferences into management by objectives?

Daniel Edwards, Senior Consultant and Chartered Psychologist at Getfeedback, discusses the tools and techniques available to managers and organisations to identify individual differences and explains how individual career goals and the needs of the organisation, which are often quite different things, can be reconciled for the benefit of both.

To read the article click here.


Top 10 tips


How to recruit during a recession?

In this new section, our experts make recommendations on a topic put forward by our customers.

With two thirds of companies planning on starting recruitment again soon and one quarter of CEOs to be replaced this year, recruiters seem set to be very busy. Here are our top 10 priorities to successfully recruit during a recession. To read click here

Have you got a question for our experts? If so, send it to


Assessment Centres


Did you receive our latest Assessment Centres offer?

If you didn’t and would like to find out more click here

Read up on how assessment centres can:

  • help you handle large numbers of candidates without the quality of the outcome dropping
  • provide you with the quality of decision making that interviews and psychometric tests alone cannot provide