IPIP (International Personality Item Pool) is a collection of items for use in personality tests, available in the public domain and managed by the Oregon Research Institute.

These items measure a variety of Constructs (also referred to as scales, attributes, or factors), many of which correlate to proprietary models such as the 16PF Questionnaire and the Big5 (OCEAN) personality traits.

Psychometric testing in the recruitment process

When recruiting is not well-aimed or well-run it’s highly likely to lead to the wrong hire; a person that is not suitable for the specific role or one that is not a fit for the particular company. One way to prevent that and, thus, reduce the cost of employee turnover is to leverage psychometric testing.