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Psychometrics or cycling? Road test for job applicants

Edited by Jill Wright,

psychometrics or cycling? road test for job applicants

One of my favourite columnists, the Financial Times' Lucy Kellaway, had a tip for HR departments this week: forget psychometrics and instead watch how prospective employees ride a bicycle.

According to Lucy, we reveal a tremendous amount about ourselves when we are on two wheels, and that information could tell a boss a great deal about what someone would be...