New Zealand and Australiasian Psychometric Assessment Norms

Niche Consulting has developed New Zealand and Australiasian norms for many of the psychometric tests and assessments we recommend.  These psychometric assessment norms are split into specialised job groups and different levels, as listed in the below table.  We have also developed our own business norms for the Watson Glaser and many other psychometric tests including SHL tests. We have the expertise to build psychometric assessment norms for our clients. 

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Assessment Norms
EAS1
EAS6
EAS7
IQ
CPI
PRB
General Population Norm
NZ General Business Norm
Administration Manager Norm
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Administrative Staff  Norm
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CEO Norm
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Customer Service Manager Norm
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Customer Service Non-Managerial  Norm
Engineer Norm
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Executive Manager Norm
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Finance Manager Norm
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Finance Non-Managerial Norm
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GM Norm
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Graduate Norm
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HR Consultant Norm
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IT Manager Norm
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IT Non-Managerial Norm
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Line Manager Norm
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Marketing Manager Norm
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Marketing Non-Managerial Norm
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Sales Manager Norm
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Sales Non-Managerial Norm
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Senior Line Manager Norm
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Specialist Manager Norm
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Technical Manager Norm
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Technical Non-Managerial Norm
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Telemarketer Norm
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Veterinarian Norm
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Test Descriptions for Above Psychological Test Abbreviations

Psychometric assessment norms tend to follow the normal distribution curve, which for percentiles has the norm at 50th%ile and the ends of the bell curve nearing 0 and 100.

Normal Distribution of Scores

Most test publishers such as Hogan, SHL, and ACER have their own norms for their tests, and Niche has developed norms for many of the psychometric assessments we recommend. 

Sometimes Psychometric Assessment Norms are Skewed

However, it is important to note that some ability test norms from publishers can be quite skewed, which means they may be harsher than they first seem. 

Sometimes norms can be skewed and the sample is not truely representative of the whole populationFor instance some psychological test providers collect their normative data by asking test users to send in their data or supply it from online testing sites. 

The problem with this technique compared to conventional techniques (trialling it on a large group of randomly selected people) is that most test taskers for selection have already pre-screened applicants through CV screening and interviews prior to an individual getting to the assessment stage. 

Therefore, these individuals may not be truly representative of the normative group but may already be at the top end of the group. 

When this occurs you may be assessing an individual against the “cream” of management or business rather than a truly broad representative group. 

General Population Assessment Norms

This is where using a test that has true general population norms is advantageous as you can see how the individual compares to a broad norm representing “everyone” from all walks of life and occupations, as well as comparing them to a norm more representative of the people in their occupation.    

Most of the tests Niche Consulting recommends have both general population norms and business norms available.

We have psychometric assessment tools in the following categories:

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